There was a time when ratio free private torrent trackers were scarce in the BitTorrent scene. Back then only a handful no ratio sites such as FTN existed – even these were closed to the public and getting into one of them was not easy. However today, the situation is a lot different. Not only there are more ratio free trackers up and about, but getting into some of them is pretty easy even for complete newbsies to torrenting. This post features two private torrent trackers that are currently accepting new members; Thorbits and The Dark Syndicate (TDS). Thorbits is directly open for public signup but TDS is technically closed. However, interested members could easily create an account using FILEnetworks special invite key. Both these sites are General/0Day torrent trackers through which you can download movies, music, TV shows, games and all other sorts of scene and non scene content.
The Dark Syndicate
The Dark Syndicate (TDS) is a family friendly ratio free private torrent tracker. When it launched around 18 months ago , this site quickly grabbed the attention of veteran BitTorrent users. This was largely due to the fact that TDS had a strong connection with Araditracker, a BitTorrent legend (now defunct). Although by no means a reincarnation of Aradi, TDS had many ex Araditracker staff members among its crew. It started out as a General tracker with a focus on community and TDS has by now expanded into a fully fledged private torrent site with the addition of new features including an autouploader bot, a fully functional ratio free implementation and several other community features such as IRC channels and radio. It indexes both scene and non scene releases as well as internal packs (no adult content). An amazing request fill percentage of 94% tells a lot about the the helpful community on TDS. The site is closed for direct signups but you can create an account with our special signup key which TDS staff were kind enough to provide.
Site Name: The Dark Syndicate (http://thedarksyndicate.com)
Signup URL: http://thedarksyndicate.com/register.php?invite=t680ghpitucx9kr05ytw2y3bk3q1pwc5
Statistics: 17000+ torrents (~2300 active)
Although there hasn’t been a lot of hype around this tracker, Thorbits has been online for quite a while. It actually has pretty good pre times for scene releases. The site is ratio free and is based on a credits system. Here’s how it all works (quoted directly from Thorbits homepage): “Credit and Seeding times: We are a ratio free site. Seed all for 36 hours. Even if no leechers, and even if FreeLeech. You will receive credits for your time as follows: If you seed for 36 hours you will get 1/3 back!! After 48 hrs the seed multiplier rises.... meaning if you seed the torrent 7 days then upload 100mb you get 150mb credit!! If you seed 12 days upload 100mb you get 200mb credits!! You will see the "seed mulitiplier" in your snatchlist on your user page. Max is 12 days = double up on credit when seeding :)”
Site Name: Thorbits (http://thorbits.org)
Signup URL: http://thorbits.org/signup.php
Statistics: 16000+ total torrents (~14500+ active – 2000 is general section and 12500 in spam section) and 11000+ members