Anime fans around the world were left in a shock when their favorite anime download torrent website, NYAA returned an error message after the site has closed down some of its domains.
NYAA Is Down
The popular anime torrent site NYAA is known as one of the top sources for downloading anime episodes for free (albeit being unofficial and technically illegal in some countries) and has an audience of millions of regular users. However, the site which was operated for years without any significant trouble has lost control over several of its domain names (like nyaa.se, nyaa.eu and nyaa.org), which lead to shutting down of the website. As a result, the site has suddenly become unreachable. The domain status suggests that the responsible registries intervened, but it could also be that the owner is responsible for the drastic action.
The whois of NYAA.se domain shows a “serverHold” status which means that the Registrar has suspended the anime torrent websites domain. NYAA.eu and NYAA.org show a similar status. Usually, the serverHold status means that the domain has been suspended by the authorities for serious copyright violations.