After less than a month off the air, BitTorrent search engine IsoHunt is back with a fresh new look, hosted out of Australia of all places. Oh dear.
It’s being reported today that the new IsoHunt is now back online at isohunt.to after Gary Fung pulled the plug on the original site early to avoid it being replicated in such a way. History, however, has a way of repeating itself.
Interestingly, ArsTechnica reports today that the new site is even being hosted out of Australia, despite having a top-level domain registered as a torrent site rather than a .com or .com.au.
According to server records, IsoHunt’s new physical location has been registered to an address in Beaumaris, Victoria. Watch that end badly within weeks if indeed that’s where the servers are actually hosted now.
The new anonymous founders told TorrentFreak that users don’t want to let the online “icon” that is IsoHunt go.
“The main goal is to restore the website with torrents and provide users with the same familiar interface,” they said in the interview.