Demonoid domains go on sale; you could own history

The past few weeks have definitely been interesting for Demonoid. The site, hosted in the Ukraine, went from a massive torrent hub suffering constant DDoS attacks to nothing, after a raid by Ukrainian police that also led to the shutdown of the site.

Last Christmas at Demonoid might have been the last Christmas for Demonoid.

People remained hopeful Demonoid might return again so they could get their fix of - let's call it 'discounted' - music, games, and everything else. It doesn't look too likely now, with the discovery that you could buy the domain.

Up until today, the site's technical administrator had control of the domains, and it was believed the site could be setting itself up in Mexico again. Investigations in Mexico are currently underway and there actually have been arrests. Demonoid's collapse has been a true fall from glory, with the site previously being the 538th most popular on the internet in 2010.

If you'd like to buy the second most notorious name in torrenting, you have three choices. Demonoid.me, .com and .ph are all for sale on Sedo. Since traffic to the domains remains high with people hoping for the return of the site, you can be assured they're not going for cheap.

Much controversy has occurred over the situation surrounding Demonoid. The site was hit with almost constant DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks for some time leading up to the swoop by authorities.

Some articles have painted the United States as the party responsible for the shutdown of Demonoid, since it happened only a matter of time before the arrival of a key Ukrainian politician in the USA. Whether this is the case or not, the site has been gone for a week now, and had been inconsistent for some time before. The death blow to the Demonoid name and legacy could be a high bid away.

If you'd like to own the domain, and you have some cash floating around, then feel free to stick a bid in. Some of the URLs might not be related to the site, but quite possibly masqueraded as the real thing for some time.

Source: Torrent Freak
Demonoid screenshot via Wikimedia

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f*ck the police! they are f*cking with internet... there are more serious crimes around and they care for a damn file sharing website.. what about all those pedophilia websites?

This News article being spread across the net is not surprisingly misleading at best..
The domain is NOT up for sale and i doubt it would be if litigation is ongoing
Sorry I had to state the obvious lol

Further more that site works by anyone posting up a domain and it can be me
who posted that domain on that site too be funny so it doesn't mean its for sale lol
Many people post their domains just to see what kind of response they will get
and they is no obligation for a seller to sell to anyone.

And yeah i was registered at this over hyped tracker and I have to say
I'm getting tired off hearing the so called news about this..
The highest quality news source of all the many news reports that have come out
have come from an Anonymous source lol
If i state this people refer me to some other site or media outlet that copied and pasted the same damn rumor..

When all is said and done i think we will find that the owner of Demonoid
had lied and been playing games with the users by issuing a variety of comments
that have been evolving and morphing over time.. rather than just stating what happened in the beginning.

But hey so what right ?
Lets just kiss butt and offer to throw buckets of cash at 'em lol

I am Not PCyr said,
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On behalf of everyone I am so sorry for what demonoid has done to you .. you know destroying your life and so forth for it is the only logical reason for you to be so upset about them right now

"Oh one of the trackers went down that some people used and like? I know I'll laugh and show them how smart I am by saying they are wrong!"

DDStriker said,

On behalf of everyone I am so sorry for what demonoid has done to you .. you know destroying your life and so forth for it is the only logical reason for you to be so upset about them right now

"Oh one of the trackers went down that some people used and like? I know I'll laugh and show them how smart I am by saying they are wrong!"


I think he's just butt-hurt because he got banned for leeching.

Dean Wagner said,

I think he's just butt-hurt because he got banned for leeching.

not banned my account was valid and i got in when it was closed reg.
and i have downloaded probably 4 o5 torrents in years.
The place sucks.

Oh and funny guy no one gets banned for leeching.
Are you even registered there ?
You obviously don't know what your talking about.

On behalf of uhhhhhhh
myself
I'd like to apoligize for insulting your precious Demonoid.
I can see exactly who is butt-hurt here.

Kids need to get out more..
Its sad and pathetic when your world revolves around a torrent tracker.

I am Not PCyr said,

not banned my account was valid and i got in when it was closed reg.
and i have downloaded probably 4 o5 torrents in years.
The place sucks.

Oh and funny guy no one gets banned for leeching.
Are you even registered there ?
You obviously don't know what your talking about.

On behalf of uhhhhhhh
myself
I'd like to apoligize for insulting your precious Demonoid.
I can see exactly who is butt-hurt here.

Kids need to get out more..
Its sad and pathetic when your world revolves around a torrent tracker.

Haha coming from the guy posting a wall of text about how demonoid has somehow sodomized him over the years and i'm the one that's butt hurt XD

Perhaps if you didn't waste your childhood complaining about a torrent site (that there is tons of btw) then you wouldn't be so excited over one of them going down because hell who cares

As for me i don't have an arrogant ego with regards to torrent sites I will use the one that has the particular file it's silly to limit yourself to one site

The only thing you should be concerned about is that these types of sites are being taken down not if it's your favourite one now go run back to your underpass before you are missed by absolutely no one.

Only recently got on there before it closed down. I used to find some cool stuff on there, and since I dont have a BluRay drive to rip my BD disks I could find rips of them on there so i could play them over the network. Not everyone who uses these sites takes things and never buys them. I have found a few new bands that I like now and bought their back catalogue on iTunes, and have also bought movies that I otherwise wouldnt have watched fearing I was going to waste $25 and 2 hours of my life, so I got it watched it and bought it on Bluray.

When I was your age, we dialed in to pirate BBSs where you only got access if someone would vouch for you.

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

Evidently!

Demonoid <3

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

Which comments are you referring to exactly? At the time of your post I didn't see anything that was "blatantly" or even inexplicitly mentioning piracy except for the actual article its self "discounted music"~

Even 9 hours later I still can't see anything please clarify.

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

Who's talking about piracy? There are plenty of legitimate torrents on the web. That's like saying just because we are talking about banks we must be talking about robbing them. Go try to be a little tattletale somewhere else.

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

D'awww...a do gooder.

People should just use usenet, it predates torrents, and will out love them.

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

D'awww...a do gooder.

People should just use usenet, it predates torrents, and will out love them.

sidroc said,
Mods, are we really going to allow such blatant discussion of piracy in the comments?

D'awww...a do gooder.

People should just use usenet, it predates torrents, and will out love them.

Beyond Godlike said,

D'awww...a do gooder.

People should just use usenet, it predates torrents, and will out love them.

Bringing on the usenet love aye?

Beyond Godlike said,

D'awww...a do gooder.

People should just use usenet, it predates torrents, and will out love them.

Bringing on the usenet love aye?

if I could afford it. I would buy it, and then redirected to the Pirate Bay, just to **** off the government officials and media organisations behind this take down.

Ad Man Gamer said,
if I could afford it. I would buy it, and then redirected to the Pirate Bay, just to **** off the government officials and media organisations behind this take down.

Piratebay sucks, being a public tracker = lots of crap compared to the good stuff. Demonoid was THE biggest private torrent tracker, I found lots of things there that I couldn't find anywhere else.

TDT said,

Piratebay sucks, being a public tracker = lots of crap compared to the good stuff. Demonoid was THE biggest private torrent tracker, I found lots of things there that I couldn't find anywhere else.

Nope there was just as much crap posted at Demonoid by Noob kids..
Just like ever other open tracker.
I have been keeping an eye on many sites and i found almost nothing of value
at Demonoid and i think most of their users are kids that never got out much lol
They think the world revolved around that place but in reality they got what everyone else got but usualy after the fact.. aside from rare examples where a user would rip a dvd for a tv show he had or a user rip'd that recent Nirvana Nevermind Boxset in flac for example,
but guess what happened ?
Simultaneously those exclusive releases were spread to every other tracker in the world !
So basically Demonoid offered me nothing of any value !
And i still think the search interface sucked and the external added torrents was a lame idea.
I could go on endlessly criticizing Demonoid but it won't matter..
The users are fanatical lol

Found plenty good bands and games at that site I ended up buying and becoming loyal too. Ironic that whoever had to shut it down had to shut it down by a far more illegal method. DDOS

then when i'm old I can tell my grandkids, see this kids, this is a piece of history. This is a site back in my day that noobs used to find things.

Colin McGregor said,
then when i'm old I can tell my grandkids, see this kids, this is a piece of history. This is a site back in my day that noobs used to find things.

ok then what do you use? please share cause this was one of my best sources for things I couldn't find any where else.

That sucks.... I was hoping it would be back. Someone invite me to an alternative cause I got some seeding power to give to where every I go!

Crisps said,
R.I.P. Demonoid.

Sports stars retire from their game.. So treat it as a retirement

New guns are already blazing their armaments, so they will flourish and will replace these options.

One thing is true, these file sharing websites are illegal to start with, so more one gets fame, more legal burden it also attracts. Site admins should know better !!