Today, the official French Twitter account for Shadow announced that Shadow is officially available again for new registrations. Better yet, the company states that you will have near-instant activations if you sign up!
Further on in the Tweet, it does sound like this will only be available for the first 5,000 accounts. So, it sounds like instant activation will only be available temporarily? After that, it is unsure if Shadow sign-ups will become unavailable again or if activation times will gain a significant delay.
Either way, this is great news and a huge step forward in getting Shadow up and running from where it was a year ago.
Hopefully, this same thing will be announced on the US side of things as well. A few weeks back, activations resumed for Shadow in the United States, but we have not heard anything since that announcement.