Veteran BiTtorrent users among our readership should be familiar with the name ‘Araditracker’. Back in its time, Aradi was a hugely popular private torrent tracker with an excellent community. Unfortunately the site was shut down in late 2008 due to legal pressure and as far as the administration was concerned, there were no plans to resurrect it. So, has Araditracker been re-born? Not really. But TDS (commonly known as T*S due to site rules) is an entirely new private torrent tracker that’s run by old staff of Aradi. It’s a Gazelle based General/0Day tracker with movies and TV shows (among other things) and of course, there’s a lot of focus on community as well.
It’s only been three weeks since TDS launched and not many in the BitTorrent community know of its existence (not yet anyways). this is probably because TDS is another private tracker that prefers less publicity. Site rules prohibit posting full tracker name or URL in public and users are encouraged to refer to it only as T*S wherever possible. (this article is posted with permission from staff – it wouldn’t have made much sense without the the URL). Considering what happened to Aradi, TDS’s wishes to become ‘not so popular’ are understandable.
Anyways the site has been improving steadily over the past few weeks even without much publicity. Currently there are around 325 registered members and ~275 active torrents. These numbers will no doubt increase as days progress. As mentioned earlier TDS is a general tracker. However I noticed a large number of movie and TV torrents including HD releases being indexed compared to other torrents such as games, music, E-books, etc.
TDS is based on a customized version of Gazelle BitTorrent tracker script. Gazelle’s organization and performance enhancements should make TDS even more user friendly than Aradi’s ever was. Apart from BitTorrent tracker functions, TDS has a decent forum which hosts most of the community oriented activities such as radio (you get upload credit for listening to radio), competitions, chit chat, etc.
Public registrations at TDS are currently open and interested readers are free to join. All new members will get 2 invites upon signup. We do not know till when signups will remain open but they definitely won’t be open forever. Right now the entire site is set to free leech so go download some gigs.
Site Name: TDS (http://www.thedarksyndicate.com)
Signup URL: http://www.thedarksyndicate.com/register.php
Special thanks to Ceigg and rest of TDS staff for the information.