If you’ve been reading us for some time, you may have come across the name Etiv. It’s a well established BitTorrent invites and discussion forum that is generally closed to the public (to read our previous post about this site, click here). This post however is not about Etiv opening it’s doors– it’s rather about the launch of their sister site VoiceThe.Net (VTN), an open registration BitTorrent news, invites and discussion forum. One of the main characteristics of VTN is that it does not have any entry restrictions – the site will cater to even absolute beginners to the BitTorrent scene. While a fully fledged BitTorrent community in its own right, active members from VTN will even gain entry to Etiv based on their performance.


A very informative piece about VTN with plenty of background information about the site, who runs it and the events that lead to its birth was sent to us by Frylock, a SysOP of Etiv. Some parts of it are quoted below:

Some time ago Etiv noticed space in the market for an always open regs torrent forum. There are some but far fewer than the countless elite sites that you have to jump through hoops to get into. The Admins at Etiv all have their roots at the legendary P2P-Talk and we remember the daily influx of new users open regs and a well SEOed site brings. Etiv serves its niche well and we weren't prepared to take it in that direction. The idea of opening a secondary site has been on  the drawing board for 6 months but we simply didn't have the man power to competently run 2 sites. We've come a long way since then and a lot of good people have joined our ranks. This is were Rabbot come into the picture. He came into Etiv during our December membership drive and quickly rose in ranks to our Supervisor position. He revived the idea and had a domain and vB Lic. ready to go. Just like that VTN was born.

VTN is part of the "Etiv Network" and staffed by Etiv members/staff but is owned and operated by Rabbot. It's purpose is double edged; We all enjoy working BT sites and spreading the pirate fun and building new sites is just what we do. It also is going to be the gate way to Etiv. Closed and Open sites both have their own advantages and disadvantages, we feel we can have the best of both worlds by operating in this manner. There are no set standards for VTN members to gain entry to Etiv. There is an application available to VIP's but we will also be hand picking people to give the golden ticket to.

We decided late in the game to add level 3 and below invite GAs and requests. We don't want to step on Etiv's toes with the invite game but also realize that you can't catch fish with out bait on your hook. Basic rules apply, we do't tolerate cheater, sellers, traders, ect. 

Like we said before, VTN will have all the functionalities of a regular BitTorrent forum including invite giveaways, tutorials, invite requests, tracker reviews, tracker discussions, internal contests and so on. Qualifying members will also be given access to Etiv, VTN’s older brother. Below is a screenshot showcasing VoiceThe.Net’s torrent discussion and invite forum sections in the main index:

VTN index

These are still very early days for VTN and this is probably the first time the world hears of its existence. Almost all of the technical work has finished and the site is now live on the interwebz. Registration is currently only available to FILEnetworks readers through the special link below but doors will be opened to everyone after some time (after all, it’s one of their goals) .

Site Name: VoiceThe.Net (http://www.voicethe.net)

Signup URL: http://www.voicethe.net/FileNetworksOpenRegistrations.php

VTN Blog: http://voicethe.net/blog/

Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/voicethenet

Special thanks to Frylock and Rabbot for the continuous support.


  1. Anders // 5/28/2010 02:46:00 PM  
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  3. leo // 5/28/2010 06:06:00 PM  

    every time i tried to register it says
    "Registration denied, this forum runs an active policy of not allowing spammers. Please contact us via the "Contact Us" page link if you believe this is in error"

    Can anyone help.

  4. shadow // 5/28/2010 08:15:00 PM  

    good news

  5. Lellouch123 // 5/28/2010 08:41:00 PM  

    TPG > Etiv or VTN or w/e

  6. FryLock // 5/28/2010 08:42:00 PM  

    The registration issue has been fixed but most ppl are reporting that the confirmation email is sent to spam. So don't forget to check thre.

    Thank you FILEnetwors for article and I'll see everyone on the inside.

  7. Cris // 5/28/2010 08:51:00 PM  

    The spam problem with the registration has been fixed as well. sorry about that.


  8. shadow // 5/28/2010 11:21:00 PM  

    how can join etiv ???

  9. carl // 5/29/2010 12:57:00 AM  

    "shadow said...

    how can join etiv ???"

    By being a good member at VTN. Etiv staff will be watching and if youre a trustworthy member You'll be invited.

  10. leo // 5/29/2010 06:04:00 AM  

    Thanks everyone out there at backend for helping.I finally have got it.

  11. Thomas // 5/29/2010 09:30:00 AM  

    this is the contest from FryLock

    "Draw the Prophet Mohammed and post it here.
    Contest ends on Friday June 4th and the winner will be announced Sunday the 6th

    Winner gets VIP and a ticket into the Mighty Etiv
    Every entry gets a rep point.

    Feel free to bitch about how lame this contest is or how I'm an asshole. I get off on that shit. "

    Think about it before join this site

  12. sirofallsirs // 5/29/2010 09:37:00 AM  

    WHAT?.. fuck this site if that was a contest..nasty

  13. Imran // 5/29/2010 09:43:00 AM  

    @ thomas, y dont u draw ur mum and dads pics here first and put them in contest and we will decide which one is better u a*****le

  14. Thomas // 5/29/2010 09:53:00 AM  

    @Imran please read my post carefully
    this is contest from VTN

  15. Cris // 5/29/2010 12:11:00 PM  

    Please dont let this one thread make your whole view on VTN change. It was only made in fun, and out of pure entertainment. Nothing more.

  16. FryLock // 5/29/2010 07:10:00 PM  

    LULZ, Thanks for reporting on the contest Thomas. I was hoping someone would.

  17. A. // 5/29/2010 11:39:00 PM  

    Thomas you suck

  18. A. // 5/29/2010 11:39:00 PM  
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  19. John Tracker // 12/20/2012 05:16:00 AM