TrackerChecker.org, a top-notch website that tirelessly updates private torrent trackers that are open for registration, could be slated for closure. Launched back in April 2008, it would now appear that the site could disappear soon. Tracker signups haven’t been updated for nearly three days - usually this is every 6 minutes or less - which suggests that this great service is coming to an end - only time will tell.
** TrackerChecker is now offline.
Indexing over 500 trackers, the best features come from being logged in as a member. Trackers can be added to favorite lists, custom RSS feeds, and even email notifications to tell you when trackers become open for registration. Statistics pertaining to each tracker are also listed as to when signups are usually open (as a percentage), giving followers a clear view of their chances of getting in unconditionally.
While TrackerChecker isn’t for everyone, it’s a great starting point for public BitTorrent users making the transition over to private trackers. Popular trackers such as ScT, ScL, BitMeTV, What.cd and Waffles are indexed, but the likelihood of signups ever opening up is nil - so don’t expect any assistance here. However, it’s a useful utility for sites such as freshon.tv, syncthebits, bitshock, PTP - and other trackers that don’t regularly hav/p>e open registration, but do from time-to-time.
Finding Open Trackers: Alternatives to TrackerChecker
www.btracs.com — BTracs has been around for years; there’s probably not a private torrenter that hasn’t stumbled across this site (it’s URL being spammed across every torrent forum known to pirates, way too often). While “only” listing 383 trackers, they don’t bother with private sites that are perpetually closed. Then again, not everything here at BTracs is accurate - this goes with the nature of private trackers, and with sites that attempt to index them properly.
www.opentrackers.net — Displays an alphabetical listing of trackers with a handy legend, country flags, and additional stats. Trackers can even be added to a custom RSS feed. Currently lists 183 different trackers.
www.trackerchecker.com — A no-frills listing of trackers that are open for registration - there’s also a cool “view history” feature. Updates can also be found on their twitter page - @trackerchecker.
— Want to know more? Check out the Essential Guide for Getting Into Private Trackers.
PwnMyPic Image Host Says:
If the closure ends up being true, I personally would love it if they were to release their source code so that at least someone can keep it going. Sharing is caring, and a massive part of what keeps the file sharing scene going strong.
re: pwnmypic image host Says:
But sites listed on trackerchecker.org aren’t what keeps the file sharing scene going strong, 95% of them are useless
The BitTorrent directory @FileSharingZ has been around longer than any of these and besides being way more advanced, also checks registrations, here: http://filesharingz.com/directory/open-trackers.php
thx for that link, it is useful but it does not have all the features trackerchecker had, like ability to add any tracker, and also custom generated rss notifications or email notifications… all these sites are different and i personally am sad to see them go, i don’t know why anyone would be happy to see trackerchecker gone, or any of the so-called “useless” torrent sites…
PwnMyPic Image Host Says:
@ #2 - No, its the members that come to these trackers and make good members that keep the file sharing scene alive. I mean, yeah, you are going to get douche bag traders and all that, and trackers wean these idiots out, but I think that we all found our way into file sharing through either one of these sites, or through hearing about a tracker being open, yeah?
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