Piracy and the entertainment industry have gone hand in hand. Movies piracy and album piracy are two of the most copyright violations occurring across the globe. In 21 century the piracy went online were copies of newly released movies were available for watching or downloading. 123movies was one such site that was operated from Vietnam.
123movies along with Gomovies, Gostream, Memovies, 123movieshub created a virtual network and streamed the most popular and newly released movies, albums online. This group started in Vietnam and gave a hard time to the govt while fighting online piracy.
123movies was estimated to be launched in 2015 and it was originated in Vietnam. This site attracted millions of visitors monthly until it was shut down in 2017.
Content on 123movies
123movies streamed all types of content like popular movies, songs, music albums, documentaries, and many more. It steamed movies in (English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Korean, Chinese, French, and many other languages).
Technology Used By 123movies
The site was operated from Vietnam but with servers(physical & Virtual) located in Ukraine. It used Streamango, openload, and mycloud video hosters and players to upload files for downloading or playing, and watching online.
They used Cloudflare to hide IPs, and upload content through cyberlockers. They used various email Ids that originated fromCTUMP(Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy), for uploading files to the site.
After many legal filings, 123movies streaming of pirated services came to the radar of authorities. Local authorities started looking for the operators but all their efforts went in vain.
They tried to bring down the sites but 123movies kept on changing the domains. The original site was 123movies.to but later redirected to 123movies.is. They kept on redirecting to new domains and they are as follows
123movies sites that work
Here are the 123movies sites that work and are unblocked sites to date. Some of the proxies and different URLs that still work for 123movies are
Here are some facts about 123movies,
● In March 2018 MPAA (Motion Pictures Association America) declared 123movies as the most popular illegal site in the world.
● Business Insider named 123movies as the most used pirate website in 2016 in the United Kingdom.
● 123movies was started from Vietnam with servers located in Ukraine and it used more than 20 proxies for avoiding blocking by legal authorities.
● 123movies is believed to be alive in different names (Pseudo domain names) or clone sites.
● At its peak, it had a global Alexa rank of 559 and was ranked 339 in local US listings.
● It had 98 million monthly visits when at its peak making it second to Google as the most visited site.
● 123movies hosted all sorts of videos like DVD movies, CD movies, Blu-ray movies, High Definition (HD) quality, HD-RIP, and the camera recorded videos.
● Animehub.to is another venture by the creators of 123movies.to
● On 19th March 2018 creators of 123movies posted a notice regarding their shutdown.
Some of the popular alternatives of 123movies are
● Ocean movies
123movies Proxy Sites-Watch Movies Online Free
Some of the proxies of 123movies that still works are as follows
What is 123Movies new site name?
The original site of 123movies was shut down in 2018 but it still exists with a lot of clone sites on the web. The new site names can be found on our section called 123moviesproxy sites.
Is it illegal to use 123Movies?
Yes, it is illegal to use 123movies. Downloading and watching pirated movies is considered a part of piracy. The No Electronic Theft Act of 1997 makes it illegal to distribute, download and watch unlawful copies of music videos, CDs, DVDs, movies, and other copyrighted materials.
Which site is the real 123Movies?
The real and original site was 123movies, but to avoid the shutdown and legal proceedings it kept on changing to new domain names like 123movie.is, gomovies.is, 123movieshub.is.
Is 123Movies a safe site?
123movies was a safe site considering from a user point of view. But it had streamed content that is illegal to download and distribute.
Disclaimer: This post is created for information purposes only and we do not support 123movies or any similar sites. We do not endorse piracy in any form and urge everyone to buy and pay for watching movies. Our stand against Piracy is very clear.