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|Type of site||BitTorrent Search Engine|
|Launched||January / 2003|
yourBittorrent (formerly known as myBittorrent) is an automated website, using Google to find BitTorrent websites on the internet. These websites are then crawled by bots and information about their files saved to the yourBittorrent.com database This is an automated process and yourBittorrent.com has no control over what is indexed. In March 2009 the owners of myBittorrent.com had a disagreement about the future of the site. This led to myBittorrent's closure and yourBittorrent's entree.
myBittorrent (Currently known as yourBittorrent) was the first BitTorrent site that has ever been "kidnapped" by its registrar. The website went down on 10 January 2006 for alleged violation of the registrar's abuse policy.myBittorrent was given two options in an e-mail sent by GoDaddy, neither of which included an appeal process.The myBittorrent Administration sent several e-mails trying to resolve the issue, but GoDaddy refused to respond until the myBittorrent Administration told GoDaddy that they were going to take legal measures. Not long after that email was sent, GoDaddy fully restored the suspended account.
Transation to yourBittorrent
On 22 March 2009, the owners of myBittorrent had a disagreement over the website's future. The ongoing juridical procedures against other torrent sites, like The Pirate Bay made one of the owners want to downsize the website and over time stop running it. On the other side, the other co-owner wanted it to become bigger and possibly merge with other torrentsites. They decided that go each go their own way. One owner would keep myBittorrent.com and after a transation period close it down, while the other owner would move all the torrents to yourBittorrent.com. Between March 2009 and July 2009 the owners of myBittorrent held a transation period. On 9 July 2009, the domain myBittorrent.com got closed down as most of the traffic was moved onto yourBittorrent.com already.
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