The popular BitTorrent search engine Isohunt is back online, a week after its ISP decided to pull the plug.
Initially Isohunt owner Gary Fung tried to solve the issues with his ISP, but this didn’t work out. He then decided to relocate their servers to a new ISP in Canada, so it took a while to get things up and running again.
On the positive side, the move from the US to Canada is a large upgrade in hardware and bandwidth and it allows them to optimize their infrastructure, and start over with an improved setup. Isohunt received over $1,000 in donations on one single day, money that they will use to pay the bills of their $40,000 server park upgrade.
Isohunt’s sister sites Podtropolis and Torrentbox will also be up and running soon. The next move is to dodge the MPAA, that sued both Isohunt and Torrentbox (PDF) last February.