After being offline for more than 20 months, the Demonoid BitTorrent tracker and website is back from the dead,
The tracker returned a few weeks ago, but the now the website is accessible again too. Former users can use their login details, and most of the old torrents are still listed.
The news should give Big Content a major aneurism, the site was the largest semi-private BitTorrent tracker that ever existed, Demonoid offered a home to millions of file-sharers.
Last August it suffered from some major technical problems which forced it off and when it never returned most users gave up hope.
It has a different address, Demonoid.ph, which the .com and .me domains are also linked to.
Apparently, it is all still in pre-launch and the site could go offline again for a while if something breaks.
A message posted on the site’s homepage explains that Demonoid made some changes to the backend, and that there may be some glitches.
The site is now cloud based and there have been many changes to the code.
“As a result, you might see some weird glitches here and there. We’ll do our best to have everything working smoothly as soon as possible so please bear with us,” the Demonoid team wrote on the site.
Several of the former staffers are still involved according to the announcement, but for now it’s unclear whether the site’s management is still in the same hands as before.
There had been some fears that the user database may have been “compromised” or sold off and there is still some head scratching about what the Demonoid team have been doing for the last two years. Still, it looks like everything is back until Big Content can work out way to take it down.