123movies was a Vietnamese website. It was pirated site and was an illegal movie website. It was launched in est. 2015–2016. It was available in the English language. It was serving throughout the world. It was earning revenue through advertising. The registration system was optional. The website is not online right now but clones of this website are still available on the internet.
Is 123movies was illegal?
Yes, 123movies was an illegal and pirated site.
123movies was a Vietnamese website. It was a movie streaming website. It is considered the world’s “most popular illegal website”. It was operating from Vietnam. The title “most popular illegal website” was given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in March 2018. The title was given before the shutdown of the website. The site is still online via clone sites.
123movies sites names
After offline of 123movies, the was launched in different names. The names are gomovies, gostream, memovies, or 123movieshub. These all are the names of 123movies. The site was run through different domains. The “123movies” appears at different times.
Original URL of 123movies
The 123movies website was launched with a different URL after blocked but the original URL of 123movies was “123movies.to”.
Different URLs of 123movies
The 123movies website was launched with different URLs. The different URLs of 123movies are 123movies.is, gomovies.to, and gomovies.is. Later it was changed to gomovies.is and then memovies.to and then again later it was changed to 123movieshub.to/is and now it is offline.
Ranking of 123movies
The ranking of this was very high. The ranking of this website in the USA was 386. And the global Alexa ranking of this website was 559 that is considered very very high. This website has 9.26 worldwide unique visitors according to SimilarWeb in August 2016.
Shutdown of 123movies
In March October 2016, Business Insider reported that 123movies.to was the “most-used pirated website” in the UK. In 2017, TorrentFreak reported that the US ambassador to Vietnam. Ted Osius, had been in talks with the local Minister of Information and Communications, Truong Minh Tuan, shutting down illegal video streaming sites operating from Vietnam and 123movies as one specific site.
In March 2018, the MPAA said that 123movies is the “most popular illegal site in the world”. It was operating from Vietnam. The estimated number of visitors of 123movies was 98 million per month that was very high.
Information about the usage of 123movies
It was very easy to use 123movies. Here we tell you about the usage of 123movies. The detail is given below.
You could see the genre portion of 123movies. By using this you would be able to view the list of movies of your interest. For example, if you like action movies, you have to just click on the action button. The movies that are active will be shown. There were numerous sections in the genre. The sections were:
There was an option to search movies by country. The countries are listed below:
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
- United States
The movies of these countries were available. This website was best for you if you are a fan of the movies of these countries.
TV series was also available on the 123movies website. If you like to watch TV series then this website was the best one for you.