Demonoid’s Back Online!

After a long hiatus, one of the BitTorrent community’s most beloved tracker sites rises back from the dead.

Earlier today I reported how Deimos, the Admin of the BitTorrent tracker site Demonoid.com, had stepped aside to address “real-world issues.” In a blog posting on the SubDemon forums he also cryptically mentioned that we “…all, in the near future, become aware of what the future holds.”

Well, it seams that the “near future” is in fact now for the site is back up and just as spectacular as ever. A friend of mine reports that his account intact as well, share-ratio, avatar, and all.

From the Demonoid homepage:

Welcome back!

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he’s been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.

Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.

The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.

Welcome back, and enjoy your stay!

Also, a quick “whoistrace” for the site says that’s being hosted in the Ukraine so it should be free of any legal troubles for the time being.

Whois Record

inetnum: 62.149.0.0 – 62.149.31.255
org: ORG-CL8-RIPE
netname: UA-COLOCALL-20000713
descr: Provider Local Registry
country: UA
admin-c: BB2858-RIPE
tech-c: COLO2-RIPE
status: ALLOCATED PA
mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower: AS15497-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

I can’t say that it’s too much of a surprise that it’s finally back online, but it sure has been a long enough time since it was such down last year that it really made you wonder sometimes if we’d ever see it again.