Kickass torrents was launched in 2008 and is one of the leading torrent sites. More than 10 million of torrents are added daily to this resource.
Kickass provides an API to download from them and categorizes torrents in 9 main types with numerous subcategories. A user-based voting system and a large active community is its biggest advantage over many torrent websites acting only as index systems.
This tracker also allows users to submit requests for new torrents and the most active peers are honored on the achievement page. Kickass is easy to use in various countries thanks to the fact that it is translated to 45 languages.
Of course, being as popular as it is, Kickass is frequently shut down by authorities, which results in their moving from one domain to another all the time. There are many reasons for a site to be shut down and users not being able to access Kickass as easily as they used to. Some countries block torrent sites, and sometimes Internet provider blocks you from accessing certain types of websites.
In some cases antivirus program or firewall can be acting as a block or there could be issues with your web browser. It is also possible that the torrent tracker itself is down either temporarily or permanently. Of course the most frequent reasons are the content blocked due to copyright issues. These problems can be resolved with a Kickass torrent proxy or a kickass mirror services.