The index and the forum are still offline, but it's a first step
Demonoid, the world-renowned torrent websites, is showing signs that it might once again rise from its ashes. TorrentFreak reports that Demonoid’s tracker is back online.Although the forum and the index are still offline, this shows that the service’s operators are determined to bring it back.
After the incidents in Ukraine, the company decided to move operations to Hong Kong, at least that’s how it appears from the IP address used by the tracker.
This isn’t the first time that Demonoid experiences disruptions. However, on this occasion, things seem to be more serious.
It all started back in July when the site was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The attack caused some serious damage and Demonoid’s admin said it would take some time until he could get everything up and running.
A few days later, the Interpol came forward with a statement saying that the site’s host in Ukraine had been raided. Authorities also claimed that some of the website’s owners had been arrested in Mexico.
Furthermore, a few weeks after the problems started, Demonoid’s domain names were put up for sale.
However, in mid-September, TorrentFreak once again managed to contact the site’s admin who revealed that all hope was not lost. Now, it appears that we might once again witness an outstanding resurrection.
“You know how it goes with Demonoid. It might take a while but it will come back,” Demonoid’s admin said back in August.
It will be interesting to see if he can keep the promise and get the site back on track. It’s certainly not an easy task to accomplish considering that the domain names are up for sale, authorities are after the owners, and the entertainment industry is ready to request the takedown of its servers wherever they may be located.