I received a message in my E-mail today from Gate_keeper, a staff from popular Demonoid torrent website and it read:
We are pleased to inform you that Demonoid.com is finally back online
The rest of the message I have no intentions presently to post online, but what a relief for all the waiting fans and general public to finally confirm that the popular torrent tracker has finally landed home. It appears that Umlauf has replaced his friend Deimos indefinitely as site admin. I personally checked out the site and without a doubt, the site is definitely back, hopefully for good.
For the uninitiated, a BitTorrent tracker is a server which assists in the communication between peers using the BitTorrent protocol . And Demonoid (again, the name itself is not in anyway related to any of the site activity or of the supernatural realms) is one favorite site tracker for file-sharers alike. Note: In most countries, it is illegal to distribute copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder. So be sure to share only legitimate files.
In wikipedia I read this story and I quote:
On April 11, 2008 the RSS feeds of the site came online, however the links still pointed to the placeholder message. On the same day, approx. at 20:30 GMT the site came back online with the following message in the news section:
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!
Demonoid Site admin”
So there you go, I believe the general majority of file-sharers are very pleased with the news and hoping that this time, the site will never go down indefinitely once more.