Zone-Téléchargement has recently changed address due to its legal problems, but also due to several clones who are taking advantage of its popularity to scam Internet users. In this article, find everything you need to know about the site plus its new URL.
Zone-Téléchargement used the new year to change its title. A popular French download site has been repeatedly targeted by the authorities in recent years, often compromising the quality of its services. But today the platform seems to have been reborn from its ashes, perhaps this time, forever. To avoid running into a clone who wants your computer safe, we explain everything you need to know about the site.
🔎 Download Zone, what is it and how does it work?
In 2012 Zone-Téléchargement was born. The site soon became famous for its incredible offer of movies and series to download for free (and therefore illegally), both on VF and on VOSTFR. The latter is highly regarded for its ease of use – it does not require third-party software as is the case with YggTorrent and Cpasbien – but also for its very active community, which does not hesitate to post content for a few hours afterward. release them.
In 2016, four years after its creation, Zone-Téléchargement reached its peak. The site has 3.7 million monthly active users, making it the 11th most visited site on the entire French web. Necessarily, this sudden popularity has brought about a setback. Finally, the police took care of the platform and arrested two of its creators who will spend 3 months in prison.
🤔 Why is it so difficult to access ZONE-DÉLÉCHARGEMENT?
Since then, it has become very difficult to find the site address. Especially in recent months, it has changed its URL several times to escape justice. In fact, the authorities cannot prosecute those responsible if their site is hosted abroad. It is, therefore, necessary, first of all, to find the official address, which is not necessarily easy if you don’t know where to go to find it.
To make matters worse, several clones of Zone-Téléchargement are regularly put online. Like the one from The Pirate Bay for example, these appear to be exactly the same as the original site. They simply exist to hack unfortunate users. Indeed, very often, hosted files contain malicious software which then infects the user’s computer.
A few months ago, Zone-Téléchargement itself was hacked. Its database was exposed and exploited by hackers who exploited it to double the number of copies. Today it is very dangerous to try to visit the site without knowing its official address.
🆕 What is the new download area address?
Up until a few days ago, you still had to visit zone-announced. hair to access the site’s content library. Administrators have now made things easier by creating a new domain name. Therefore the new office address is the following:
Note that all users who already have an account on the platform will be able to find it at the new address. So basically nothing changes, except the URL. Additionally, the creators stated that pop-ups and other ads on the platform will be removed, in order to “make the site as cool as possible, as it always was meant to be.”
⚙ How to bypass restrictions and change DNS?
It is possible that when you try to visit these links, your browser will display an error message. This could be due to a DNS issue that is still blocking the site. You can then try to access your browser settings and configure the settings as shown in the screenshot below. Specifically, try setting the primary DNS to 188.8.131.52 and the secondary DNS to 184.108.40.206.
As shown above, you can also choose a VPN to visit the site. If you don’t know which one to choose, you can refer to our guide to the best VPNs for 2022. Finally, keep in mind that there are completely legal alternatives to Zone-Téléchargement. With. al it works the same way, but instead, it redirects you to the streaming platforms to watch the respective movie or series.