Alternatives To Demonoid
Since Demonoid is down, once again… *sigh*… I, Voltaire, want you to know where to go to get your torrents.
There are some hot options like the top public torrent site, The Pirate Bay , Mininova , Isohunt , TorrentPortal , as well as others. As for private trackers, I would check out AradiTracker .
However, my favorite is Torrent Search Engine Searcher. Yes, long redundant-sounding name. Heres the deal: Its a search engine that uses the search engines of many other torrent sites. Its real name is TorrentScan. All I will say is you can access The Pirate Bay, Mininove, Isohunt, and many other popular torrent sites from this site.
Demonoid Down…. Again
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.
What is FlashGet?
It is a download manager. You can use it on RapidShare and in general to speed up your downloads.
“FlashGet is a leading download manager and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features. FlashGet is a freeware without any adware or spyware.”
We have had a question: How in the world do you use this program?!??
Well, not to fear!
Using google, i found a complete tutorial for FlashGet. It is virus-free and is very large and useful.
Download it here: Tutorial
Some features of FlashGet
–Call anti-virus automatically
– increase the download speed and stability
– Optimize the system resource
–SupportHTTP,FTP,BT,eMule and other various protocols
–Powerful files management feature
So start downloading faster today!
Demonoid.com: What really happened.
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?”