Demonoid Suffers Extended Downtime Due to Hosting Issue (Update)

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The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been offline for more than two days due to an unforeseen hosting problem. The site's operators planned to move the site to a new location earlier this week but hit a roadblock. While the site could remain offline for a few more days, the team plans to bring it back up as soon as possible.

demonoid-logoAs one of the oldest torrent communities online, the semi-private Demonoid tracker has had its fair share of troubles over the years.

The site has gone offline on several occasions in the past. Most notable was the 20 months downtime streak, which began in 2012 following a DDoS attack and legal troubles in Ukraine.

Since then Demonoid has slowly but steadily rebuilt its community up to a point where it now has millions of visitors per month, bringing it back into the range of the largest torrent sites once again.

However, to the surprise of many, the site went dark again earlier this week. People who try to access the latest Dnoid.me domain will see that nothing is coming up at all.

Initially, the downtime was little to worry about. On Tuesday the Demonoid crew announced that there was going to be a planned server change, cautioning users not to panic.

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Not everyone had seen the announcement though, and for those who did see it, an outage of two full days for a server move seemed a bit much.

To find out more, TorrentFreak reached out to the Demonoid team via the official Twitter account. They informed us that they’ve run into some unforeseen problems, but nothing that can’t be overcome.

The team is currently working on a fix and they hope to bring the site back online as soon as possible. But, depending now how things go, it may take a couple of extra days. The team made clear that there are no legal issues, but for now they prefer to keep the finer details in-house.

The above makes it clear that Demonoid users have no other option than to patiently wait until the site returns, or find an alternative for the time being.

This is easier said than done for some. While the active Demonoid community is a bit smaller now than it was at its height, it is still a prime location for users who are sharing more obscure content that’s hard to find on public sites.

Update February 2: Demonoid warns users not to go to Demonoid.tv and Demonoid.to. These are copycat sites that could steal login information. The Demonoid team is still working on the hosting issue which they hope to resolve soon.

Update March 18: Demonoid is back online.

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