If you are tired of seeing General/0Day torrent trackers every day, here’s a niche tracker that caters to a very specific type of torrents; Merlin (ML) is a private tracker that specializes in Science Fiction and Fantasy related content. As we highlighted in a previous article, there are some very experienced staffers and uploaders behind this tracker – it’s run by the same crew who run ACiD, another veteran torrent site in the BitTorrent community. Despite being a promising new torrent site, Merlin hasn’t exactly been a hot topic on tracker forums or blogs. This is largely due to tight rules on unwanted publicity as well as their almost permanent closed signup status. In case you were struggling to find a way into this tracker, here’s a great opportunity – the special signup key mentioned at the end of this article will allow 1000 new users sign up, with no strings attached.


Launched on March 2010, Merlin has primarily been recruiting members from their IRC invites channel as well as through the sister site ACiD. No matter how good a site’s content is, it needs active members in order to survive in the long run. Being a community oriented tracker, ML has an even stronger need for good members. This is where the open registrations come in - limited open signups similar to which is provided by the the signup key below, is a great way to increase membership without losing control.

In case you were wondering what type of content is indexed on Merlin, it’s all about Sci-Fi and Fantasy torrents. The site currently tracks 650+ releases including movies, TV shows, soundtracks, etc relating to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. Quite a few exclusive, unique torrents as well as packs have also been uploaded. Exclusive releases can be identified by ‘Menc’ or ‘ML’ tags on torrent title and are usually placed inside ‘Merlin Encodes’ category. The screenshot which shows part of main torrent index might give you a better idea on the sort of content you can find on this tracker:

Merlin Index

Coming back to open signups, you can use the key below to create a free account on ML. The current recruitment campaign will end once 1000 new members sign up or after 6 weeks, whichever comes sooner. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows or movies, you might want to check this tracker out.

Site Name: Merlin

Signup URL: http://www.merlins-loft.org.uk/Main/?act=Signup&id=8&hash=bb0b40ae4ca951ead838244ccc6fd847

Special Signup Key: yexpmf

Feel free to share this key with your friends on other BT forums or blogs. However, please make sure to link to this post so that whoever is signing up will at least know which type of tracker they are getting into. This giveaway will be pointless if 1000 members who didn’t have any use for ML signed up, mistaking it for a General/0Day tracker.

Special thanks to ML staff for the support given.

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  2. poly // 11/16/2010 07:11:00 AM  

    they're all used up D:
    thanks anyway, looks like a cool tracker

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