down “for days”!

A while ago, I did a quick write-up about some temporary downtime due to some really messed up domain name table issues. For those of you who don’t know, is a torrent tracker, hosting exclusive torrents and providing a fairly nice community. I’ve been a member for quite a while (and yes, I seed until I’ve uploaded at LEAST 1.5 times I’ve downloaded! I swear!) and I really enjoy it.

For all the users wondering why Demonoid is down, they’ve been experiencing some power issues. Before you get all upset, I recommend you read on to find some good temporary alternatives to get your torrenting fix from. Here’s a quote from TorrentFreak about the whole issue;

During the next few days, maybe hours, Demonoid may go down due to some serious-sounding technical issues. They have already caused some damage to the site so the operators want to limit further damage.

“We are experiencing power outages that have caused some ram and hard drive issues. We might have to shut down everything to fix and prevent further damage,” they say in a statement.

Apparently, the power outages they’ve been experiencing have seriously damaged some of their servers, and until they change their power circuits (and probably install some surge protectors), they’re keeping their servers down. I say its a small price to pay, considering the massive downtimes in the past. I’m not sure if anyone remembers, but a while ago (2007-ish) they had to move their servers from the Netherlands to Canada, and the site was down for 6 months. That was depressing

In the mean time, if you want a good substitute, I recommend checking out TorrentFreak’s top 25 replacements. Its well worth it.