Our good friends over at Demonoid
are back online!
Demonoid is a website and BitTorrent tracker originally set up by a Serb. known only as Deimos. The website indexes torrents uploaded by its members. It was the second largest and second most used public tracker for over a year, the 403rd most popularly ranked website in July 2007 according to Alexa, and had an estimated 3 million peers in September 2007. The site went offline on November 9, 2007 due to alleged legal threats from the Canadian Recording Industry Association. On April 11, 2008 the site was brought back online. A news announcement was posted on the home page announcing new administration, explaining that Deimos left the site due to personal issues.
Demonoid was a hub for distribution when photographs of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked. The torrents leaking the book were removed, but had already spread to other websites.