View Full Version : Demonoid down?

09-26-2007, 11:53 AM
I haven't been able to get on it for a few days now so I started searching the net for some answers. I found out that it's been taken down by some Dutch or Canadian company. Does anyone know of any other good private torrent servers that use invitation codes? Or don't?

09-26-2007, 12:03 PM
The CRIA shut them down.. They'll probably move to Sweden or something.

Mr. Laz
09-26-2007, 12:25 PM
The CRIA shut them down.. They'll probably move to Sweden or something.
are you serious?


Mr. Laz
09-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Demonoid Shut Down by the CRIA?
Written by Ernesto on September 25, 2007

Demonoid.com, one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers has allegedly been taken offline by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). Both the tracker and the website have been unresponsive for nearly 24 hours now.

Demonoid Shut Down by the CRIAAs of now it is still unsure what exactly happened, but the popular Dutch news site nu.nl reports that the CRIA is responsible for the downtime.

TorrentFreak contacted some of the Demonoid administrators, but they are not sure what happened either. It is certainly possible that Demonoidís Canadian ISP pulled the plug after being pressured by the CRIA. The ISP said before that they would take it down if they would receive complaints.

Right now, the Demonoid server is still pinging, but the ISP could have firewalled the everything after they received some serious legal threats. Deimos, the founder and the head admin of the site is unreachable and has not responded yet.

This is not the first time Demonoid suffers major downtime due to pressure from the anti-piracy lobby. Demonoid had to move its servers from The Netherlands to Canada in June after The Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN filed a subpoena against Demonoidís ISP. BREIN had asked the ISP to take Demonoid offline and hand over the administratorís personal details, but Demonoid relocated their servers before any harm was done.

Unfortunately, it now seems that Canada is not the ďsafe havenĒ as they expected it to be. It is likely that Demonoid has to relocate again, for the second time in three months.

Demonoid tracks over a million .torrent files and is the second largest BitTorrent tracker after The Pirate Bay. The shutdown of the site and tracker is a huge blow for the BitTorrent community that lost 2 of the most popular BitTorrent trackers (TorrentBox was taken offline for US users a few hours ago) within 24 hours.

More info soon!

Update: Still no response from Deimos, the CRIA or Demonoidís ISP.

Update: The CRIA refuses to comment at this point, they donít confirm or deny anything.

dirk digler
09-26-2007, 12:30 PM
Yep this is bad news Demonoid was by far my favorite torrent site.

ISOHunt is banning its tracker for US Ip addresses which happened just this week.

09-26-2007, 12:33 PM

Psyko Tek
09-26-2007, 12:40 PM
saw the news last night
now where the hell am I gonna get mt tv shows, and comic books

09-27-2007, 07:13 AM
My favorite. I checked it yesterday and just thought it temp down.

09-27-2007, 07:42 AM
It will surface again in 1-2 months

Psyko Tek
09-27-2007, 01:16 PM
anybody know another decent torrent sight?

Pirate bay is okay but I was wondering about any others you guys had luck with?

10-01-2007, 01:37 AM
Mininova works just fine for me...

10-01-2007, 06:46 AM
http://www.torrentleech.org is a good private one

10-01-2007, 11:45 AM
http://www.torrentleech.org is a good private one

Does it require invitations? :)

10-01-2007, 11:51 AM
yeah it does, send me your email if you want one

Psyko Tek
10-01-2007, 10:27 PM
demonoid is back up