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, one of the file-sharing worldâ€™s largest and well known sites came back online on April 11, 2008. Last fall it was shut down by its ISP who had been getting pressured by the CRIA. It came back for a little while but was then shut down again preemptively to avoid further legal troubles.
Today it was brought back online including the tracker, the forums however are currently down. The welcome message states that it is under new management and that everything is essentially back to normal.
The welcome message does not however mention the legal issues at all which could add fuel to the conspiracy fires since returns like this are usually suspect. File-sharers will likely approach the site cautiously, wary that it may be a legal honeypot to catch illegal file-sharing. In September of 2006, the largest eDonkey site ShareReactor was brought back online with most of its forums after having been taken down in a raid in March 2004. Speculation of its authenticity spread quickly when it was revealed that it was under â€œnew managementâ€ and as details surfaced, returning users fled and the site was taken back down.