Famed BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has risen from the dead, with the Demonoid 2.0 going live over the weekend.
Demonoid launched in 2003 and quickly became a popular destination to find links to torrents, although unlike other trackers such as The Pirate Bay it remained an invite/ members only forum.
As Government and industry bodies cracked down on piracy sites, Demonoid struggled to stay up, changing its domain name several times and hopping from server to server, all while trying to avoid legal action, It was ultimately shut down in July 2012.
The new Demonoid appears to be a near restoration of the original, complete with design, user accounts and torrents.
Demonoid users have reported over the weekend receiving emails from the site stating that they were back in action.
A notice on the front page of the site reads:
After some well deserved vacations, here we are, back online.
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 guys from the site staff are already back, please take a moment to visit our forums and say hello. As before, the forums are separate from the main site login so you will need to register there separately.
Enjoy your stay, and welcome back 🙂
– The Demonoid Site Staff
Only time will tell whether the site can regain its popularity. The address from Demonoid is www.demonoid.ph.