If you are a torrent downloader, you must be knowing by now that Mininova has decided to go legit, deleting all infringing torrents from its index marks, leaving only those which populate its content distribution service. Mininova was billed as the largest BitTorrent search engine and directory on the Internet, lost a legal battle with Dutch anti-piracy unit – BREIN and was given three months to comply with an order to removed torrents that infringed copyright.


Mininova was formed in 2005 by five Dutch college students, and has been providing free content worldwide ever since its inception. What this shocking decision by Mininova would mean is the removal of more than a million torrents, many of which were not infringing any copyrights at all. Thankfully, there are still plenty of alternatives for those BitTorrent users who are looking for the latest Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Fedora release.

The Popular Mininova Alternatives

Below are some of the top public bit-torrent sites which are still open, taken from TorrentFreak and added with my personal favorites.

1. Vertor
2. SeedPeer
3. Torrentreactor
4. Alive Torrents
5. KickassTorrents
6. BTjunkie
7. isoHunt
8. yourBitTorrent
9. The Pirate Bay
10. Fulldls
11. H33t
12. Torrentleech
13. Torrentz
14. Legaltorrents
15. BitSnoop
16. ExtraTorrent

Any other site which can be added to the list? Let us know in the comment section.

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