Demonoid’s domain name expires, staffers launch a backup neighborhood
In September this 12 months, we had reported that the founder and operator of Demonoid, a well-liked BitTorrent tracker and one of many oldest torrent communities on-line, had gone lacking. To make issues worse, Demonoid’s tracker sub-site, Hypercache.pw had additionally gone offline.
Back then, Demonoid staffer ‘Phase’ had informed TorrentFreak, “We don’t know why Deimos is not on Demonoid, but if I have to guess those are real-life issues and Demonoid at this moment is not a priority. I really hope that he will return in the next 1-2 months and keep this place up and running like he did last year.”
He added, “Right now, we can only wait as Demonoid is hosted on 6 continents and if one of the locations have some minor issue, the whole site will face partial issues.”
But, this time round, Demonoid has been offline for weeks and some days in the past its fundamental domain name expired, reports TorrentFreak. In the previous too, Demonoid can be down for weeks and even months on account of some technical points, however the web site would reappear as if nothing ever occurred.
The employees has nonetheless not acquired any indicators of life from the operator over the previous few weeks. In reality, only in the near past, the newest Demonoid.pw domain name expired, which may threat it of being misplaced altogether.
When TorrentFreak contacted Demonoid staffer Phase concerning the expiry of the domain name to which the staffer stated that Deimos could revive the positioning sooner or later, however it’s not identified whether or not he’s conscious of the domain subject. If the domain isn’t renewed quickly, the registrar will delete it from the data fully.
“I contacted TLD registrar solutions on behalf of the Demonoid and staff members asking if it’s possible to pay up the domain expenses so the domain doesn’t get lost,” Phase informed TorrentFreak.
However, this transfer hasn’t helped them, as all .pw e mail addresses are nonetheless at the moment inactive. Phase says he nonetheless has the outdated [email protected] handle and he’s hoping that the registrar will contact him there with an answer.
Further, with no entry to the positioning’s Twitter account, Demonoid’s employees is discovering it troublesome to replace customers on the present state of affairs. As a consequence, many customers are fooled by copycat websites, says Phase. For occasion, Demonoid.to encourages guests to obtain a scammy consumer.
Currently, it stays unsure if or when the true Demonoid will come again. However, so as to hold the spirit of the Demonoid neighborhood going, the employees have briefly created new fora at Demonoid.info the place the customers can get the newest updates or have a random chat.
“We staff established a Demonoid Fora for the fans so they can have at least some sense of home while Demonoid is gone. This forum is not file sharing related in any way, it’s just a way to help the community stay together,” Phase says.