CoExist (better known as CE) is a private music torrent tracker that’s gained some popularity over the past couple of months. Although most of you won’t remember, this is our second mention of CE here on FILEnetworks. First post was made back in February 2009, when they downgraded from Gazelle codebase to TBDEV script. Back then, there was talk of CE having open signups but this never materialized (well not ‘officially’ anyways) – the site remains closed to date. However if you are interested in getting in, the way is not completely shuttered. Did you know that CE still offers invites on their Invites IRC channel? It’s pretty easy to obtain an invite, provided that you pass the short interview.

CoExist Tracker

CE’s decision to downgrade from Gazelle to TBDEV came as a surprise for many as Gazelle was (still is) becoming increasingly popular in the world of BitTorrent. However, looking back several months later, it doesn’t seem to be a bad decision at all. CE now sports a sleek, clean interface that is very much user friendly; it looks very organized and there is no clutter. CE’s coders have customized the visual layout so well that it now has a really unique feel to it.

As we mentioned earlier, CE has almost always been an invite only site since it’s inception. As a result, it’s user base comprises of a limited number of registered members. When this article was being written, registered user count at CE stood at 1350. However when it comes to content, CE has no limitations. The site tracks over 3700 torrents of high quality English music spanning across 40+ genres. Following types of music releases may be found on this tracker: Albums, EPs, LPs, CDM, CDs, promo-CDs, Boxsets.

CoExist Screenshot

As the title of this article suggests, CE is a ratio free tracker. However, there are some rules that all downloaders must adhere to. Following is quoted from the ‘Downloader’s Code of Conduct’ which is a must read for all new members of this tracker (unless one wants to get banned):

Do not leave the swarm when you have completed a torrent until there are at least 3 other active seeders, regardless of your ratio on the torrent. Although we are a ratio free tracker, we do have hit & runs, which are logged. Further, you must be able to seed a torrent for 3 days within a 5 day period. If you feel you cannot accept this obligation, do not download the file. Hit & Run under these circumstances puts additional burden on the uploader and cannot be tolerated.

Note that average seed time also affects userclass promotion. Ratio system on CE is more or less replaced by the ‘Fame’ bonus system (which is waay cooler). There are multiple ways you can earn fame (seeding, etc). Once you earn enough fame, you can exchange them for various goodies at CoExist Record Shop. CE Record Shop is far more advanced that the average bonus exchange present on most private trackers. Goodies found in the record shop are placed in four categories; Unlockables, Raids, Invites and Disk Space. Some of the stuff that can be unlocked include hidden torrents, invites and even seedbox slots.

Currently CE is closed to the public. However, you can get invited for free if you pass the IRC interview. CE interview IRC channel details are as follows:

Site Name: CoExist (
IRC Server:
Channel: #ce.invites
Direct Link: irc://
New to IRC? Read this first.

Good Luck!

Special thanks to ragincajun for the help provided.


  1. Unknown // 10/20/2009 03:13:00 AM  

    No mention of the great community and staff there? For shame!

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 10/20/2009 08:39:00 AM  

    Just because they aren't mentioned doesn't mean they aren't there :)

  3. Unknown // 10/20/2009 05:28:00 PM  

    I can't connect to the irc channel =\

    BTW I'm using mIRC..

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/20/2009 05:30:00 PM  

    Do you get any error messages?

  5. Unknown // 10/20/2009 05:41:00 PM  

    The only "error" i get is this:
    * Connecting to (6667)

    * Unable to connect to server (Connection refused)

    And then it does "retry" over and over =\

  6. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/20/2009 06:00:00 PM  

    That's strange. I tried connecting right now and it worked.

    Try connecting using Mibbit.

  7. Unknown // 10/20/2009 07:15:00 PM  

    I've connected with Mibbit and joined the ce.invites room, what's next? ><

  8. C // 10/20/2009 07:41:00 PM  


    I've been waiting for like ~5 hours or so now. This better be worth it.

  9. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/20/2009 07:42:00 PM  

    Topic reads:

    "Topic is 'Official CE invite Channel:: Prepare your screenshots and fst or any forums you use and wait to get Voice (+v) Do NOT PM anyone before they told you so!
    If DarkokraD is in the chan DO NOT try to PM him with the proofs, cuz he will be busy. DO NOT PM him if you are not prepared yet, and if you are prepared, still don't.!

    * Set by Sativa on Tue Oct 20 02:30:36"

  10. Adytzu // 10/20/2009 09:15:00 PM  


    What level is CoExist high or low?

  11. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/20/2009 09:32:00 PM  

    mischiu pana,
    Just a word of advice, don't go after levels. Tracker ocllecting based on levels is pretty stupid, really.

  12. Monkish // 10/23/2009 05:19:00 AM  

    "What level is CoExist high or low?"

    Yeah, I'm sure the staff cannot wait for someone like you to be a member...

  13. Unknown // 10/17/2019 02:31:00 PM  

    hahahaha great comments here. was doing a little reminiscing of days/trackers gone by. this was the golden age of BT.

    yea get away high or low guy

    *defunct admin here* lmao