The title says it all! Demonoid, a BitTorrent tracker, has been down since November 2007 when the Canadian Recording Industry forced them to close their doors. TorrentFreak reported today that the site would be resurrected under a new administrator, but I don’t think anyone was expecting that it would happen so quickly.

While it’s sad to report that Deimos is no longer in control of the site I’m definitely pleased to see it back up and running. I went to see if I could still hand out invites, but it looks like that system hasn’t been put back in place. I’ll keep an eye out so that when we do get some invites we can give a few out to some of our readers.

Other than that the site seems to be running pretty smooth. There haven’t been that many torrents uploaded thusfar today, but I’m sure in no time it will be re-populated.

Here’s the welcome back message that has been posted:

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he’s been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.

Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.

The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.

Welcome back, and enjoy your stay!

– Umlauf
Demonoid Site admin

It’s really hard to believe that what’s often claimed to be the best private torrent tracker ever is once again active.