2016–present [ ] From around early October 2016, the putlocker.is address displayed an error stating that the website's host service is inaccessible. Around this time, the (MPAA) reported Putlocker to the as a piracy threat. The MPAA revealed that Putlocker operated from Vietnam, and that its servers were hosted by the Swiss company Private Layer. Prior to its closure, putlocker.is was listed among the 250 top websites globally and the top 150 in the United States, according to. A under the address putlocker.today appeared shortly after the assumed termination of putlocker.is, and on October 17, 2016, an address under the name putlocker9.com was reported to be available.
On November 2, 2016, the putlocker.is address became active again, redirecting its users to the updated URL putlockers.ch. On February 27, 2017, the putlockers.ch address was suspended after a ruling by a in favour of the, and the URL transferred ownership to EuroDNS. The of EuroDNS, Luc Seufer, stated that EuroDNS is required to 'prevent any ‘reactivation’ of this domain name [putlockers.ch] until its expiration date'. Following the seizure of the putlockers.ch address, the previously used putlocker.is domain was made functional again. In March 2017, it was reported that, then, held a meeting with Truong Minh Tuan, Vietnam's Minister of Information and Communications, in which Osius urged for the criminal prosecution of Putlocker, along with the websites 123movies and KissCartoon, for copyright infringement. Not long after, putlocker.is, which changed to putlockertv.is and subsequently putlockers.cc, was reported to redirect visitors to a scamming site. In May 2017, at least three working sites bearing the Putlocker name were known to be available: putlocker.rs, with a, putlockertv.ist, with an website code, and putlockerhd.is, with an one.