The return of popular BitTorrent website Demonoid, which has been offline since the end of July, is shrouded in uncertainty after the website lost its Web hosting in Ukraine, while its operators are believed to be under investigation for copyright infringement in Mexico.
Demonoid is one of the Internet's oldest BitTorrent websites and has many fans in the file sharing community. In December 2010, the website changed its address from demonoid.com to demonoid.me in order to avoid a possible domain name seizure by U.S. authorities.
Demonoid experienced several prolonged downtime periods over the years and even switched hosting providers from Canada to Ukraine in order to avoid a forced shutdown. However, it has always managed to return until now.
On July 26, Demonoid started displaying a "server busy" page to its users as a result of a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. In the days that followed, the website started redirecting users to advertisements and eventually stopped responding completely.