Some of you might remember iTN. iTN, or InspireThe.Net (not to be confused with the BitTorrent invite forum InviteThe.Net) was a ratio free private torrent tracker that launched back in mid 2009. The tracker became reasonably popular within several weeks since launch but ongoing financial problems and conflicts between high ranking members (as we were told) prompted it to shut down a few months later in August 2009. iTN which was known for it’s innovative bonus system (with cool upgrades such as permanent upload multipliers), nice looking user interface and the ratioless system was definitely missed by a large portion of it’s loyal members. Good news is that now, back in 2010, iTN is showing signs of revival. We first Twittered this unconfirmed piece of news several days back but now we’ve got confirmation from iTN’s new owners that the site indeed will be retuning.
The resurrected site will be named iTN v2.0 and will sport a brand new look. Everything from the logo (you can see the new logo above – larger version can be found here) to the layout will be changed from the old version but it’s likely that the core features that made iTN a hit will remain in-tact (a theme that resembles the old look and feel might also be available). A list of changes that will be implemented in the resurrected version of the tracker is given below – this was sent to us by the site’s new ownership:
- Old account will not be restored, but old good and active users will get back their accounts with old stats + some bonus
- There will be no more credits - only total traffic
- New kick-ass bonus system
- New layouts (+ old layout)
- Tracker will be translated full in English
- New iTN will allow: scene, non-scene and homemade torrents
iTN is likely to retain it’s old URL http://inspirethe.net/. There is no specific launch date set as of now and it appears that the site is currently being tested internally - http://inspirethe.net/login.html page is live but the old logins do not work, as mentioned above.
Anyways it’s great to see defunct sites returning and we at FILEnetworks would like to wish all the best for iTN. Once the site goes live, await an updated post with details on their modes of recruitment (aka how to get in). Till then you can read more about iTN and see how it looked in the past via our previous review of the site.
Special thanks to iTN owners for the heads up.