Demonoid has gone down again and again for threats directed to the website. Today however, the threat has been to the hosting company through which Demonoid is renting servers from. The staff at Demonoid has made the home page into the following message:
“The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.”
I have no idea how long they will be down, but something tells me they will be back in some form. No one can hold down the power of the Underground P2P network!
I just tried running my torrents, and to my surprise, the Demonoid trackers are DOWN. This does not look good for Demonoid.
With the recent demise of Demonator, much of The Underground staff are still mourning over it. However, not to fear, another new comer has come to the plate to try to take the spot that Demonator once held.
As you all know, the CRIA (think of it as RIAA or MPAA but for Canada) has requested Demonoid to block all traffic to Canadian users. This is very frustrating, as I am sure there are many Canadians that love Demonoid.com
Demonoid Proxy is a new site on the block, its aim is to help you bypass the CRIA and let you visit Demonoid.com Whether it lets you login and everything, I could not test it. When you try to go to Demonoid.com, you get this blue proxy rectangle that hovers over the login, and you can’t get rid of it so you can type in your user name and password. If there is a way around this, please leave a message in the comments. If I can’t get past this, I wonder how the rest of Canadian torrent users will bypass this also.
Find it at www.demonoidproxy.com
[Update Oct 14th] I retried the site today, and I can verify that it now lets you login to Demonoid.com. If it does not work, then there is something wrong on your PC and I can’t help you. Nuff’ said. 🙂
As of October 9, 2007, the Demonator has been down. This was caused by no one other than, my Dad. As bad as this sounds, it’s true. If anything changes, you all will be the first to find out.
On a brighter note, I would like to tell you all that I am the newest member of the Underground. I will mostly be posting on Peer to Peer topics. But occasionally, I will post other topics. If you have any P2P tutorials you would like to see, please leave a comment and I will post it as soon as I can. As of now, here is my schedule for the near future:
–What is P2p file sharing, and what are the different types
–Legality of P2P file sharing
–How to use torrents and what are the top sites
This as far as I have gotten so far. I will post as often as I can, but this is my senior year in high school, so I’m pretty busy.
[The Underground Staff works hard finding solutions while you don’t have to.]
Well, there are now reports that the Demonator is down for the count. Maybe it will get back up. Wait and see? I don’t think so!
To be honest, there are tons of proxies to access Demonoid. And the Demonator is only one.
Here are some other proxy sites that you can use to access the private tracker site.
Here’s a list of fast free proxy sites for you to use when you can’t access some websites at school or work. The list is updated with fresh proxy sites frequently.
- Unlock Web
- XS2Web Proxy
- Work Surf
- Your Proxy
- MySpace Proxy
- Proxy 4 MySpace
- proxy 4 you!
- Surf Everywhere
- Hidden Visits
- Check Profiles
- MySpace Waiter
- Social Surf
- MySpace at school with this free web proxy portal
- 2 de web
- BIZ Browser
- Most of these work with MySpace and other sites as well, so you can log into the Demonoid site and download your torrents.
- I have personally tested Unlock Web, so these should be up and working
We at The Underground firmly believe in anything related to the underground. When we heard word that the Demonator proxy existed, we’d be damned if we didn’t talk about it at all. 🙂
The demonator proxy was made to help Canadian users access Demonoid. Right now there appears to be bugs, according to commenter “Justin”. Hey, we understand, its still version 1.0. Good luck with the demonator, and hopefully it will become something that all of us undergrounders can stash in our underground tool belt.
I am a proud user of Demonoid since late 90’s. Invites are hard to get, but I have invites to share if users desire them. Just let me know! Long live Demonoid!
Demonator proxy at http://demonator.jdbeitz.com/
This is a news report about the popular torrent site, demonoid.com
Recently, demonoid was shut down by the CRIA (Canadian). Demonoid was down for approx. 1 week, and is now back up with a slight modification: No Canadian ip may access demonoid. The CRIA sent a letter to demonoid telling them to block all Canadian ips from the mega torrent host.
“We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this.”
TorrentFreak, another popular website quoted on IRC that demonoid was really shut down by the CRIA. After demonoid is back up, it seems like TF was really correct.
For Canadian users of Demonoid, there seems to be an alternative that is easily found on Digg.com. You can use the Demonator proxy at http://demonator.jdbeitz.com/ ; However, this has not been tested at the labs at The Underground.
Originally, BREIN, a Dutch copyright rights protection firm claim victory over Demonoid. In BREIN Claims Victory over Demonoid (http://www.slyck.com/story1512_BREIN_Claims_Victory_over_Demonoid), BREIN has apparently been after the private torrent tracker for a while. BREIN is currently trying to shut down all torrent trackers in its area.
To quote from GeeksNotNerds (http://geeksnotnerds.com/zeekay/demonoid-done-singin-bittorrent-blues):
“Demonoid.com is online again, after a few days of downtime. The cause? Legal threats from CRIA, the RIAA’s “outreach program” in Canada. This comes after the disastrous BREIN fiasco, only a few months ago, when Demonoid was forced to move their servers to Canada, in an attempt to find safe haven.
In a move that befuddles the mind, Demonoid is now blocking Canadian traffic. On a site hosted in Canada. Is this genius, or simply an absurd attempt to postpone the inevitable?”