With Pirate Bay poised to become a pay site, the focus is now back on General/0-day torrent trackers. For those of you who are seeking to join a decent general private tracker, here are two more choices TorrentBits and FreeTheScene. TorrentBits is a well established torrent tracker with a huge userbase/torrent index and FreeTheScene is a relatively new tracker that is based on Gazelle codebase. If it’s movies, games, music, software, TV shows or E-Books you are looking for, these two trackers will probably cover most of your usual requirements. As mentioned in the title of the article, both these sites are open for signup at time of this post.
FreeTheScene (FTS) has come a long way since the last time it was featured on FILEnetworks Blog. The tracker which only had less than 2000 users and around 1200 torrents back in January 2009, today tracks over 2200 torrents and has around 7000 registered members. Pre times and download speeds remain average. If you care about the looks, FTS now has six different working themes to choose from – some of which look pretty cool indeed.
FTS signups are currently open. All new members will receive 5GB free upload credit and 2 invites upon signup.
Site Name: FreeTheScene (http://freethescene.net)
Signup URL: http://freethescene.net/register.php
TorrentBits (TBS, not to be mistaken with TorrentBytes – TBy which is also open) is undoubtedly one of Romania’s finest private torrent trackers. With a user base of over 50000 active members and over 21000 torrents (12000 active), TBS is a huge private community. Download speeds are generally very good and pre times are average. A few months ago TorrentBits V4 beta was launched with a revamped user interface but they seem to have reverted to V3 again. Screenshot below shows some of the many torrent packs available on this tracker:
TBS signup are currently open. However there is no way of knowing how many free slots are available. If you find the signup to have closed, check back from time to time since this tracker opens up at regular intervals.
Site Name: TorrentBits ( http://www.torrentbits.ro)
Signup URL: http://www.torrentbits.ro/signup.php