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What is a private tracker?
Private trackers provide the same functionality as public trackers, but are generally invite-only. The overall concept is to promote extensive file retention among users with shared interests. If you feel that your content needs are filled on public trackers, private ones may not be worth your time.
How secure is a private tracker?
This depends entirely on the precautions of the operator.
Registration control is usually maintained by an invitation system. Trusted and contributing members can grant new users permission to register. Classification of a trusted and contributing member varies by sites, leaving some trackers more difficult to join than others.
Some trackers on the other hand maintain an interview system.
It's recommended to use different emails, usernames, and passwords on each site you join. Refrain from posting on forums, a good percentage of tracker staff are very unqualified and go out of there way to find ban-worthy offenses.
Notable Private Trackers
- HDbits (HDB)
- Large HD tracker, home to many high-profile encoders.
- Art of Misdirection (AOM)
- Large magic tracker, limited to professional magicians only.
- What.CD (WCD)
- Massive music tracker with over 2 million torrents.
- Broadcast the Net (BTN)
- Large ratioless television tracker.
- Pass the Popcorn (PTP)
- Large movie tracker. Content ranging from black and white obscura to the latest blockbuster.
- Bibliotik (BiB)
- Large book tracker. Overdrive access recommended for users.
- Anime Bytes (AB)
- Large anime tracker with over 100,000 torrents. Many torrents are freeleech.
- IPTorrents (IPT)
- Large general purpose tracker.
- Waffles.FM (WFM)
- Medium-sized music tracker. Regarded as what.cd alternative.
- TehConnection (TehC or TC)
- Medium-sized movie tracker. Regarded as PTP alternative.
- Freshon.tv (TvT)
- Medium-sized television tracker.
- MoreThan.tv (MTV)
- Small ratioless television tracker, starting to gain more popularity.
- OiNK (OPP)
- What.CD, Waffles.FM, and other's predecessor.