It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the easiest way of getting into private BitTorrent trackers is via open signups. However, there’s a growing trend in the BT community which is proving to be increasingly popular – IRC recruitment & invite applications. It works like this: private trackers set up their own official invites channels on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) servers or make invite applications available to the public. Usually after a short interview process ort a questionnaire (in some cases a simple request is all that’s needed), qualifying members are invited into the tracker. This is actually a very safe way of obtaining invitations with no risk of trading, scamming or other malpractices as tracker staff themselves are involved. It may sound like a complex process but those who’ve gotten into their favorite sites through IRC invites would disagree. We have on numerous occasions posted about torrent trackers with IRC recruitment – this post is a summary of 12 such sites we discussed during the past 2-3 months.

Before you log into any IRC channel, please take a moment to read the following points:

  • Sometimes you will have to idle on IRC channels for a long time as tracker staff may not always be online. Time zone differences can also get in the way. In addition, things may get delayed if there are a lot of people in invite request queue. Have patience and eventually you’ll get in.
  • Always read the IRC channel topic/invite application instructions before doing anything. Breaking channel rules, spamming channel and Private Messaging (PM) staff without prior permission can often lead to you getting kicked out and in some cases getting banned from IRC servers.
  • Entry requirements will vary depending on the tracker. Some sites may require you to provide ratio proofs and profile links from other torrent trackers you are already a member of. Some may also require you to provide SpeedTests.
  • It is recommend that you read the full review of a site before requesting an invite.
  • If you are new to IRC, take a moment to read this brief tutorial. Really, it’s not as complex as it sounds. 

This is only the first part of a series of similar articles; there are lots of other trackers that offer invites on IRC channels and they will all be featured here in the coming days (unless it’s a secret tracker that doesn't prefer publicity) .

CoExist (CE)
CoExist 
Site Name: CoExist (http://coexist.biz)
Invite Channel URL: irc://pirateyour.info/ce.invites
Stats: 4500+ torrents and 1425+ users
Description: CoExist is a ratio free music torrent with English music albums. Runs on a heavily customized TBDEV codebase – a promising tracker.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

torrentsRmine (tRm)
torrentsrmine
 
Site Name: torrentsRmine (http://www.torrentsrmine.org)
Invite Channel URL: irc://irc.torrentsrmine.org/torrentsrmine?
Stats: 2650+ torrents and 700+ users
Description: torrentsRmine is a private tracker for TV talk shows, are series and documentaries. Content on tRm is sometimes not even found on leading TV trackers such as BitMeTV or TVT.com.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

HeavenTracker (HT)
HeavenTracker
 
Site Name: HeavenTracker (http://heaventracker.org)
Invite Channel URL: irc://irc.vaultnet.org/ht-invite
Stats: 10000+ members and 16000+ torrents
Description: HT is a general private tracker that usually has excellent pre times. Lots of members and lots of torrents. Decent download speeds.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

My Anonamouse
My Anonamouse 
Site Name: My Anonamouse (http://www.myanonamouse.net)
Invite Application URL: http://www.myanonamouse.net/inviteapp.php
Stats: 27000+ users and ~25000 torrents
Description: My Anonamouse is simply one of the best online resources to download audio books. In addition to audiobooks it tracks a lot of E-books as well. Friendly staff and nice community.  
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

Sparvar
Sparvar 
Site Name: Sparvar (http://www.sparvar.org)
Invite Application URL: http://www.sparvar.org/invitationform.php
Translated Version of Invite Application: http://bit.ly/JKJ93
Description:  Sparvar is an excellent untouched DVDR and Blu Ray torrent tracker that saw phenomenal growth in 2009. While the site is pretty good, getting in could be difficult specially for users who are new to private trackers.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

PackMe.In (PiN)
PackMe.In 
Site Name: PackMe.In (https://packme.in)
Invite Application URL: https://packme.in/inviteapp.php
Stats: 600+ packs
Description: PackMe.In is a ratio free packs only torrent tracker – movie packs, music packs, ebooks packs, packs and more packs :p
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

Jambands.Fm
Jambands 
Site Name: Jambands (http://jambands.fm)
Invite request Email: invites[at]jambands[dot]fm (Read this for more information)
Stats: 85 users and 475+ torrents
Description: Jambands is a new torrent site that focuses on media related to live music and concerts. Runs on Gazelle codebase.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

ACiD (AL)
Acid 
Site Name: ACiD
Invite Channel URL: irc://irc.pron.org.uk/acid-invites (see this post on how to apply via email)
Stats: 19000 users and 8000+ torrents
Description: ACiD is a closed private tracker forGeneral/0day releases. Has an excellent community and good  content.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

SqN
SQN 
Site Name: sQn
Invite Channel URL: irc://irc.p2p-network.net/sqn-invites
Stats: 6300+ users and 960+ users
Description: SqN is another ratio free music torrent tracker. This tracker has never opened signups and the only way in is via IRC invites (unless you know existing members with invites).
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

PTFiles (PTF)
ptfiles 
Site Name: PTFiles (http://ptfiles.net)
Invite Application URL: http://ptfiles.net/questionnaire.php
Stats: 4300+ users and 2600+ torrents
Description: PTF is a community based general/0day tracker with a very detailed site interface. Good community.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

AnimeBytes (AB)
AnimeBytes 
Site Name: AnimeBytes (http://animebyt.es)
Invite Channel URL: irc://irc.animebyt.es/invites
Stats: 5600+ users and ~5900 torrents
Description: AnimeBytes is a specialized anime torrent tracker. Runs of a customized version of Gazelle codebase and has some really nice site features apart from the decently sized torrent index.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

CN

Site Name: CN
Invite Request E-Mail: cn.interview.channel[at]gmail.com (read this)
Stats: Withheld
Description: CN is an excellent movie torrent tracker. Site rules prohibit us from revealing any more information about this concealed torrent site. However, everything you need to know to make a request including the format of the E-mail is available here.
Full review + More Information: [Click Here]

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12 Comments

  1. torrentleechtorrent // 1/18/2010 01:47:00 AM  

    i like to be in acid (al)

    thanks dude waiting for part 2

  2. Bobby Weir // 1/18/2010 03:05:00 PM  

    Unfortunately, a large number of these type of sites have moronic children in IRC who ask for items such as "pictures of your sister's tits" and other such asinine things. It would be useful to have a list of such a sites on FILENetworks Blog so your readers can avoid such sites.

  3. Bobby Weir // 1/18/2010 03:05:00 PM  
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  4. arsene // 1/18/2010 04:03:00 PM  

    what site are you going to bobby weir lol

  5. A. // 1/18/2010 06:19:00 PM  

    I dunno why but i love packme.in
    their packs are great, useful, interesting..

  6. tuxarmy // 1/19/2010 02:29:00 AM  

    yea most of these sites are full of kid's anyway, and most are anymore, since oink is gone and now ScT thats all where gonna see

  7. tuxarmy // 1/19/2010 02:34:00 AM  

    MyAnonamouse is a very good tracker out of all of these nice people there and i respect them, i was wondering what the acid tracker is like i emailed them, i guess ill see.

  8. pack // 1/19/2010 04:31:00 AM  

    Packme.in has around 950 packs. The description in the article states it as 600+
    By the way the things are going there, its gonna be 1000 packs soon.

  9. Carl // 1/19/2010 08:05:00 PM  

    GREAT article, thank you!

  10. tuxarmy // 1/21/2010 05:35:00 AM  

    well update on acid tracker i got an account there and got acussed of showing what the dj was playing in the room, big laugh there, Since i have tons of albums, so i got banned from there irc room and the dl was so slow on the tracker i really didnt loose nothing, i really thought it was a good community but i found out it wasnt =]

  11. ro // 4/17/2010 02:33:00 PM  

    CHECK OUT http://opentracker.us/ for private trackers with open registration!

  12. starslyr // 5/17/2010 11:33:00 PM  

    Just wish people would read this "Sometimes you will have to idle on IRC channels for a long time as tracker staff may not always be online. "

    Seems if you don't respond in a minute they quit. Hmmm or maybe we scared them off with requirement for those that actually read the on join message which when followed you get to find out.