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Yar matey! SuprNova to return as the "entry-level" BitTorrent indexer

BitTorrent fans everywhere have reason to rejoice as SuprNova.org, once one of the best BitTorrent trackers on the web, is set to return after its closure in late 2004. Shuttered due to an increasing legal threat, SuprNova remained under the control of Andrej Preston a.k.a. Sloncek and was used to host a variety of projects, including an amateur internet radio station, p2p news site, and an ill-fated BitTorrent client named eXeem.

While Sloncek will not be master of the new SuprNova.org, the good news is that those duties will conditionally be filled by The Pirate Bay:  SuprNova’s new owners must return the site to its former glory, and if the scattered SuprNova community returned then the site would be “like visiting an old friend.”

In an interview with Slyck.com, Sloncek details his plans and how SuprNova simply did not fit in to his life. “I grew up a bit … I have paid attention to my social life,” he writes. “I thought [to] myself that SuprNova is going to be dead forever, and I have even written myself, that SuprNova will never return as a torrent site. But things changed in real life and in my head.”

The new SuprNova, according to The Pirate Bay cofounder Peter “brokep” Sunde, will be geared for beginners. “It will be easier to use than most sites out there and we want everybody to be able to use it.” For those that don’t know how to set up BitTorrent, there are plans to embed a java client directly into the site, allowing users to begin downloading immediately with no installation and no download.

Further, the new SuprNova will no longer have a tracker component, placing the site closer in league with other torrent indexers like isohunt.com. “We will be the first indexer site where you can find stuff even though people want the stuff removed,” says Sunde.

Sunde denies rumors that SuprNova would launch as early as this week, instead saying that “it will launch as soon as we’re done with the site. As you know, we’re not very conventional. We party, we have girls over … and we do this in our spare time. It was supposed to launch in February really so we’re a bit slow.”

As for Sloncek, it appears that he does not want anything more to do with SuprNova. “I’m going to go study abroad, actually in [the] film industry and I do not want to be associated with it anymore. I still support the concept … but I do not have time for it anymore, [nor] do I want to be associated to it until I’m in [the] USA.”

The domain has already been transferred to The Pirate Bay, but currently displays only a single line of text: “sweet. we should put a countdown here. so check back soon.”





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