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Download Zone changes address again, here is the official URL

Zone-Download has recently changed address because of its legal concerns, but also of the many clones which take advantage of its popularity to scam Internet users. In this article, find everything you need to know about the site as well as its new URL.

Zone-Download took advantage of the new year to change address. One of the most popular French download sites has been the target of the authorities many times in recent years, which often undermines the quality of its services. But today the platform seems reborn from the ashes, maybe this time for good. In order to avoid falling on a clone who would want the integrity of your PC, we explain everything you need to know about the site.

🔎 Download Zone, what is it for and how does it work?

It was in 2012 that Zone-Download was created. The site is quickly becoming known for its pretty incredible offering of movies and series to download for free (and therefore illegally), whether in VF or VOSTFR. The latter is very popular for its ease of use – it does not require third-party software as is the case for YggTorrent and Cpasbien – but also for its very active communitye, which does not hesitate to publish content just hours after its broadcast.

In 2016, four years after its creation, Zone-Download was at its peak. Site matters 3.7 million users active per month, making it the eleventh most visited on the entire French web. Necessarily, this sudden popularity resulted in a backlash. The police finally end up taking an interest in the platform and arrest its two creators who will spend 3 months in prison.

🤔 Why is it often complicated to connect to Zone-Downloads?

Since then, it is very difficult to find the address of the site. Especially in the last few months, this one has changed the URL a number of times in order to to escape justice. Indeed, the authorities cannot prosecute the administrators if their site is hosted abroad. It is therefore necessary, first, to find the official address, which is not necessarily easy if you do not know where to go for information.

To make matters worse, several Zone-Download clones are regularly uploaded. Just like those in The Pirate Bay for example, these are apparently perfectly similar to the original site. Only they only exist for hack unlucky users. Indeed, very often, the hosted files contain malware which will then infect the user’s PC.

A few months ago, Zone-Download itself was the victim of a hack. Its database has been exposed and exploited by hackers who took advantage of it to multiply the number of clones. Today, therefore, it is very dangerous to try to go to the site without knowing its official address.

On the same topic: YggTorrent – the pirate site changes address and becomes YggTorrent.re

🆕 What is the new address of Zone-Telechargement?

Until a few days ago, you still had to visit zone-annuaire.casa to gain access to the site’s content library. Administrators have now simplified things by creating a new domain name. The new official address is therefore www.zone-telechargement.blue. If you’re connecting from Spain, or from home using a VPN, you can also go to www.zt-za.net.

Note that all users who already have an account on the platform will be able to find it on the new address. Nothing fundamentally changes, except the URL, therefore. In addition, the creators have declared that the pop-ups and other advertisements present on the platform will be removed, in order to “To make the site as pleasant as possible, as it should always have been”.

On the same subject: Cpasbien – here is the new official address of the torrent site

⚙ How to bypass restrictions and change DNS?

It is possible that when trying to go to these links, your browser displays an error message. This maybe due to un DNS problem which is still blocking the site. You can then try to go to the settings of your browsers and configure the settings as shown in the screenshot below. In particular, try to adjust primary DNS on 1.1.1.1 and secondary DNS on 1.0.0.1.

As explained above, you can also opt for a VPN to visit the site. If you’re not sure which one to choose, you can check out our guide to the best VPNs of 2021. Finally, know that there are perfectly legal alternatives at Zone-Downloads. By www.zone-telechargement.al works the same way, but rather redirects you to streaming platforms to watch the movie or series in question.

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