After more than a year offline, a notice has gone up on BitTorrent tracker Demonoid’s website, promising that the site will return.
Demonoid was once the largest BitTorrent tracker in existence. It was used by millions of users and had millions more torrents, but in August of last year, that all changed. At first, the site went offline after a massive DDoS attack, and afterwards, Ukrainian authorities took it down for good. After a year offline, you’d be forgiven for thinking Demonoid was gone for good, but it isn’t.
Demonoid’s website has put up a notice, saying “We will rebuild! Coming back soon, please check back later. Thanks for your visit!” TorrentFreak contacted Demonoid via email to request more information. They received the reply “I can’t give you any specifics at the moment, but yeah, we are planning to bring the site back.” That sounds like hopeful news for file-sharers.
It’s unknown if Demonoid is still having legal trouble. When the site was taken down last year, it was at the request of Interpol as part of an investigation into its Mexican owners. Mexican authorities have conducted a raid as well, aimed at taking down the operators of Demonoid and one person was temporarily arrested as a result. Whether the original owners are still in charge isn’t confirmed, but since the people who put up the notice is using the original domain name, chances are that is the case.