Several good private torrent trackers are currently open for signup so we though of posting another collective update. Amongst the private trackers featured in this article are E-Learning trackers, General/0Day trackers, TV trackers, DVDR trackers and so on. Note that all of the sites mentioned in this article have been reviewed in detail before on FILEnetworks Blog. A link to full review can be found under each entry.
EDIT: Article updated with BT-Arg tracker open signup info.
Note that user and torrent statistics mentioned below are as of 15/2/2009. All sites are open at time of this post – we do not know how long the open signups will continue.
Site Name: NordicScene (http://www.nordicscene.net/)
Signup URL: http://www.nordicscene.net/signup.php
Stats: ~2000 users and around 50 torrents (they are rebuilding)
Description: NordicScene (formerly NordicDVDR) is a private tracker for DVDR releases. Both English and Nordic releases can be found on this tracker. They seem to have downgraded from Gazelle codebase which the site used earlier.
Site Name: ElbitZ (http://elbitz.net)
Signup URL: http://elbitz.net/signup.php
Stats: ~5300 torrents and unknown number of users
Description: ElbitZ is a good E-Learning tracker which has opens up once every 1.5 months or so. HAs a good collection of tech related books, test engines, video tutorials, etc. For full category details & screenshots, please refer to our previous article.
Site Name: ScareThe.Net (http://scarethe.net)
Signup URL: http://scarethe.net/signup.php
Stats: 850+ members and ~900 torrents
Description: ScareThe.Net is a horror movies tracker. You can see screenshots, category details as well as a translation of signup page (which is in Swedish) in this article.
Site Name: BitShock (http://www.bitshock.org)
Signup URL: http://www.bitshock.org/signup.php
Stats: 6750 torrents and an unknown number of users
Description: BitShock is one of the well established General/0day trackers. Has well seeded torrents with good download speeds. Full review with screens can be found here.
Site Name: BiTTuRK Tracker (http://www.bitturk.net)
Signup URL: http://www.bitturk.net/signup.php (Click on English flag on top banner to translate from Turkish)
Stats: 7500+ torrents and an unknown number of users
Description: BiTTurk is a General tracker with lots of BRRip and BDRip movies. For full review including screens, visit here.
Site Name: Zamunda (http://www.zamunda.net/)
Signup URL: http://www.zamunda.net/signup.php
Stats: ~600000 users and around 62000 torrents
Description: Excellent tracker – one of my personal favorites. Huge site with lots of non scene and scene content. More information about this tracker can be found in our articles located here and here.
Site Name: Ace Torrents (http://www.acetorrents.net/)
Signup URL: http://www.acetorrents.net/signup.php
Stats: 8100+ users and 7850+ torrents
Description: Decent general tracker with good pre times. Full review can be found here.
Site Name: Bitt.tv (http://bitt.tv)
Signup URL: http://bitt.tv/account-signup.php
Stats: 28750 torrents and 6800+ members
Description: BiTT is an underrated TV tracker with great pre times and lots of torrents. Full description of this tracker complete with screenshots can be found here.
Audio Zone Torrents (AZT)
Site Name: Audio Zone Torrents (http://audiozonetorrents.com)
Signup URL: http://audiozonetorrents.com/signup.php
Stats: +3500 torrents
Description: Lots of music related software, sound effects and other extras. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.
BTArg (BitTorrent Argentina)
Site Name: Bt-Arg (http://www.btarg.com.ar)
Signup URL: http://www.btarg.com.ar/tracker/signup.php
Stats: 1050+ torrents and an unknown number of users
Description: BT-Arg is an Argentinean private tracker. From signup page to site interface, everything is in Spanish. They do have a lot of English releases on the tracker (this includes scene releases).