Openload and Streamango Shut Down by Anti-Piracy Alliance ACE

Openload, one of the largest file-hosting sites on the Internet, has agreed to shut down its service. Openload.co and several related domains, including Streamango, now show a banner confirming that they have been taken over by global anti-piracy coalition ACE. According to ACE, the operator further agreed to pay significant damages.

openloadace

With millions of regular visitors, file-hosting site Openload generates more traffic than popular streaming services such as Hulu or HBO Go.
While the site has plenty of legal uses it is also a thorn in the side of many copyright holders, due to the frequent appearance of pirated content.
This pirate stigma most recently resulted in a mention on the US Government’s list of “Notorious Markets”.
Today the site’s regular users are welcomed by a rather unpleasant surprise. Instead of the usual interface, allowing them to access the latest videos, they see a message from the global anti-piracy alliance ACE.
“The website is no longer available due to copyright infringement. You will be redirected to alliance 4 creativity.com,” it reads.

The notice
A closer look at the DNS information shows that the domain name now points to the ns3.films.org and ns4.films.org nameservers, which have been used in the past for similar seizures.
(This article has been amended after additional information came in)
Initially, ACE didn’t immediately reply to our request for comment but the coalition has now confirmed that it reached an agreement with the operator of the sites. As a result, many related Openload domains such as oload.cc, oload.club and oload.download, openload.pw and oloadcdn.net are now offline as well.
The same is true for Streamango.com, which was already long believed to be connected to Openload. Streamcherry.com also shows the same ACE copyright notice, although ACE has not confirmed that this domain is part of the deal.
According to ACE, the shutdown is a major win.
“Prior to this ACE action, Openload and Streamango were massive piracy outfits. Openload alone had more than 1,000 servers in Romania, France, and Germany, and generated more traffic than many leading sources of legal content,” ACE writes.
With millions of daily visitors, the redirects are causing trouble for the [ACE website](https:// www.alliance 4 creativity.com/) too, which is slowing down and returning errors regularly. This is no surprise, as Openload.co alone has an estimated 65 million visits per month, according to [SimilarWeb](https:// www .similar web .com/website/openload .co#overview).

aceeror

This is a breaking story, we will update the article if and when new information becomes available.

Update 1: We amended this article with details from the ACE press release.
Up date 2: We asked ACE whether StreamCherry was part of the deal, but they are not “able to provide information beyond what’s in the [press] release at this point in time.”
Update 3: [Verystream](https:// verystream .com/) now returns a 503 Service Unavailable error. Overwhelmed by traffic?

11 Likes

One of my best hosting services RIP

2 Likes

In the top 10 file hosting list by Alexa Openload name did not mention, even not in the top 15 lists, But I agree, Openload was an Excellent Stream service besides File hosting purpose, it really has beaten the most popular streaming services. Just saying many resources have mislead Openload’s streaming for wrong purposes, let’s see if they would really survive or rise up if any changes made behind the scene.

Anyways, the following is the Top 10 File hosting sites list as for 9/10/19 by Alexa:

1 | DropBox
Rank | 35,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 114
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

2 | MediaFire
Rank | 22,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 531
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites.

3 | 4Shared
Rank | 21,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 936
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

4 | Google Drive
Rank | 18,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 1000
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

5 | SkyDrive
Rank | 16,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 650
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

6 | Box
Rank | 6,750,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 1,274
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

7 | Mega
Rank | 6,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 1,936
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

8 | ZippyShare
Rank | 6,250,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 2,337
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

9 | Uploaded
Rank | 6,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 2,943
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

10 | DepositFiles
Rank | 4,750,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors 4,709
Alexa Rank | Last Updated: September 1, 2019. The Most Popular File Sharing Websites

HAPPY LEARNING! :v:

10 Likes

thanks mate for the news.

thanks Chief @SaM for valuable information, great

5 Likes

verystream is also down

2 Likes

yeah dude i too watched many things in it

@Himanshu_Chandola Seriously mate 4 replies in a row? We have manners for posting replies on the threads, and what was the basic need to reply to each member one by one?

2 replies in a row is fine, but 3 or above not welcome, if you really want then Quote each member’s post and answer them via Single reply, That’s all. Next time beware!

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST! NOT REQUIRED.

1 Like