It was only a week ago we posted our monthly private tracker open signup update for February 2011. The previous articled covered 12 new torrent sites but as pointed out by some of our readers, we had missed out on several of the newer trackers. So, consider this post an extension to our previous open signup update – here we bring you summarized information about 8 more private BitTorrent communities that are currently open for signup. Unlike our last post which focused on niche, specialty trackers, this article mostly features General/0Day torrent sites that do not limit themselves to a specific category of torrents. These sites track anything and everything ranging from movies, music, TV shows, books, video games, etc. There is only one specialty tracker in this bunch which is CatTorrents, an E-book and Audiobook torrent site.
Note that if you are looking for niche torrent sites, you might want to read our previous update (in case you still haven’t). Most of the sites mentioned there are still open for signup.
Site Name: TheCamorra (http://thecamorra.org)
Signup URL: http://thecamorra.org/free-signup.php
Stats: 1900+ users and 690+ torrents (360 active)
Description: When it first appeared on the internet a couple of weeks ago, most people though TheCamorra to be a clone of the CN tracker. The timing of it’s launch (soon after the downtime of CN), the mafia themed style sheet and its entry into the BT scene as a specialized movie tracker just like CN fueled these suspicions. However, Camorra is changing gears – it will no longer be a movies only tracker but will become a General/0Day tracker with scene and non scene content.
Site Name: ScanBits (http://www.scanbits.org)
Signup URL: http://www.scanbits.org/signup.php
Stats: 1200+ torrents
Description: ScanBits is a two week old general tracker of Scandinavian origins. The site tracks a mix of both English and Scandinavian content including scene, P2P and user uploads. Torrents are being added at a decent speed and the index has already shot past the 1000 torrents mark.
Site Name: PolishSource (http://polishsource.org)
Signup URL: http://polishsource.org/signup.php?lang=en
Stats: 3300+ users and 8800+ torrents
Description: Although this may look like a new site, PolishSource has actually been online since 2008. They recently merged with HeavenTracker to form HeavenSource, a new Gazelle based torrent site (full details about HS here). The merger apparently did not pay off, with the end result being PolishSource finally de-merging from HS. HS continues to operate as a private tracker to date while PolishSource has once again moved to a separate home as an independent entity.
Site Name: SceneZone (http://www.scenezone.org)
Signup URL: http://www.scenezone.org/signup.php
Stats: 3000+ users and 1400+ torrents (~1000 active)
Description: Out of the general trackers featured in this post, SceneZone is one of the more organized and cleaner looking torrent sites. Double upload and free leech is currently activated for all indexed torrents.
Site Name: SmokeThe.Net (http://www.smokethe.net)
Signup URL: http://www.smokethe.net/signup.php
Stats: 4200+ torrents
Description: SmokeThe.Net is the latest site to join the ‘The.Net’ naming bandwagon. This site was previously known as SmokeIt.Ro and they have launched v2 with a name change and several other features.
Site Name: TorrentCity (http://torrentcity.ro)
Signup URL: http://torrentcity.ro/signup.php
Stats: 7100+ users and 230+ torrents
Description: TorrentCity is a Romanian general tracker with a user interface which is similar to that of LastTorrents.
Site Name: MovieFox (http://moviefox.org)
Signup URL: http://moviefox.org/index.php?page=signup
Stats: 6400+ users and ~5000 torrents
Description: Although it’s name might make you believe it’s a dedicated movie tracker, MoviexFox is actually a General/0Day torrent site. It’s one of the older torrent sites to be featured in this post and has an established user base as well as a torrent index with nearly 5k torrents.
Site Name: CatTorrent (http://www.cattorrent.co.uk)
Signup URL: http://www.cattorrent.co.uk/signup.php
Stats: 2600+ users and 4900+ torrents
Description: CatTorrent is the only niche torrent tracker to be mentioned in this article. It’s an underrated private tracker that tracks lots of audiobooks and e-books. For a detailed review of this tracker including screenshots, please refer to this article. The site is only occasionally open for signup so get in while you can.
Looking for more private torrent sites that are open for signup? Check out this post for more.
Special thanks to everyone who submitted tracker news.