Public Vs Private torrents/trackers

Public trackers
Public or open trackers can be used by anyone by adding the tracker address to an existing torrent, or they can be used by any newly created torrent. The most popular ones are OpenBitTorrent and PublicBitTorrent. The Pirate Bay used to run a tracker, but has since disabled it, although the website remains as a torrent index.

Private trackers
A private tracker is a BitTorrent tracker that restricts use, by requiring users to register with the site. The method for controlling registration used amongst many private trackers is an invitation system, in which active and contributing members are given the ability to grant a new user permission to register at the site. Invitations, typically sent via email or an invite code system, are normally granted to active users who have uploaded a pre-determined amount or meet specific upload-to-download ratio requirements. Trading invites for different sites is highly frowned upon in the private BitTorrent community as it allows anti-piracy groups to infiltrate private trackers more easily. Most private trackers monitor how much users upload or download, and in most situations, enforce a minimum upload-to-download ratio.

Some of the allure of private tracker versus a public one are: higher speeds, a tighter community, and safer downloads. Private trackers implement a strict set of rules, so generally files containing malware are extremely uncommon. Many private trackers keep in close contact with each other, so bad users (who trade invites or attempt to fake their ratio) can be quickly blacklisted. Almost all private trackers implement a passkey system, where each user is given a personalized announce URL so if there is unauthorized distribution, it can be pinpointed to the user responsible. Some private trackers have a higher level of security than others; many sites only allow their users to refer to their site as an abbreviation, and never as the site's full name or URL. Other trackers restrict invites to outstanding members, and many trackers, to increase security, have eliminated the invite system altogether. An example of a private tracker is Oink's Pink Palace, which was forcibly shut down in late 2007 by law enforcement officials.

WiCKED SERVERS Blacklist
Hereby a list of our currently banned trackers. This should, however, not be regarded as a comprehensive list of any tracker that is not allowed. It’s more a list of examples. We will continue to monitor the boxes and adapt the list as needed, our rule being, as stated in the FAQ: "If you can manage to download a torrent without an invite, it’s public". While using these trackers actually is a direct violation of our ToS, we will not prosecute this. Trying to circumvent the measures put in place to prevent the use of these trackers, however, is a serious violation and will result in account termination. Again, the list is not complete, and "But it’s not on the list" is no valid justification for using a public tracker.

1.    1337x.org
2.    209.50.48.13
3.    80.190.151.40
4.    94.75.205.147
5.    a91-154-207-48.elisa-laajakaista.fi
6.    alanb.yi.org
7.    anifans.ath.cx
8.    animex.com
9.    anstracker.no-ip.org
10.    bangladeshrocks.com
11.    bittorrent.frozen-layer.net
12.    borft.student.utwente.nl
13.    bt-flux.com
14.    bt.base0.net
15.    bt.cartoonpalace.net
16.    bt.emuparadise.org
17.    bt.etree.org
18.    bt.ktxp.com
19.    bt.shinsen-subs.org
20.    btjunkie.org
21.    colombo-bt.org
22.    core-tracker.depthstrike.com
23.    cotapers.org
24.    coursetorrent.stanford.edu
25.    crazy-torrent.com
26.    csclub.uwaterloo.ca
27.    dak180.dynalias.com
28.    dattebayobrasil.com
29.    deadacated.com
30.    dimeadozen.org
31.    dnbtracker.org
32.    doctortorrent.com
33.    ec2-46-137-149-125.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
34.    egelteek.no-ip.org
35.    elsewhere.org
36.    en.opensuse.org
37.    ewheel.democracynow.org
38.    exe64.com
39.    exodus.desync.com
40.    extratorrent.com
41.    fenopy.com
42.    foobar2000.org
43.    h33t.com
44.    handfilms.com
45.    hewgill.com
46.    hexagon.cc
47.    hypaculture.com
48.    indytorrents.org
49.    insanity.in
50.    irrenhaus.dyndns.dk
51.    islamictorrents.net
52.    isohunt.com
53.    jem.d-addicts.net
54.    livetorrents.com
55.    mass-torrent.com
56.    mozilla.isohunt.com
57.    mrtwig.net
58.    myxz.org
59.    nanikano.no-ip.org
60.    newvoyages.us
61.    nrkbeta.no
62.    nyaatorrent.org
63.    onebigtorrent.org
64.    podtropolis.com
65.    pornbay.org
66.    psychocydd.co.uk
67.    randomnothings.com
68.    rbgi.net
69.    rebootedc.no-ip.org
70.    redsphereglobal.com
71.    revision3.com
72.    rocketredrockers.net
73.    seedler.org
74.    server2.deadacated.com
75.    shadowshq.yi.org
76.    sharetv.org
77.    snowy.arsc.alaska.edu
78.    suprnova.org
79.    team-mkv.homedns.org
80.    thepiratebay.org
81.    tntvillage.org
82.    todaybit.com
83.    tokyotosho.com
84.    top.igg.com
85.    torrent.fedoraproject.org
86.    torrent.ibiblio.org
87.    torrent.mandriva.com
88.    torrent.ubuntu.com
89.    torrent.unix-ag.uni-kl.de
90.    torrentbox.com
91.    torrentbean.org
92.    torrentraider.com
93.    torrentreactor.net
94.    torrentriot.net
95.    torrents.freebsd.org
96.    torrents.gentoo.org
97.    torrents.jamendo.com
98.    torrentspy.com
99.    torrentzone.net
100.    tracker.anime-4ever.org
101.    tracker.bitreactor.to
102.    tracker.exdesi.com
103.    tracker.extranet.com
104.    tracker.frozen-layer.net
105.    tracker.gits-fans.com
106.    tracker.gotwoot.net
107.    tracker.hexagon.cc
108.    tracker.irc.su
109.    tracker.istole.it
110.    tracker.minglong.org
111.    tracker.novalayer.org
112.    tracker.openbittorrent.com
113.    tracker.publicbt.com
114.    tracker.real-3d-games.com
115.    tracker.to
116.    tracker.todaybit.com
117.    tracker.torrentbox.com
118.    tracker.torrentbean.org
119.    tracker.torrenty.org
120.    tracker1.comicpirates.info
121.    tracker1.transamrit.net
122.    tracker2.comicpirates.info
123.    tracker3.comicpirates.info
124.    trackers.transamrit.net
125.    transamrit.net
126.    ushiai.no-ip.org
127.    usotsuki.info
128.    weebl00.nl
129.    wiesneronline.net
130.    www.ahashare.com
131.    www.allotracker.com
132.    www.animeindex.net
133.    www.bitenova.nl
134.    www.bittorrent.am
135.    www.bittorrent.com
136.    www.bittorrentshare.com
137.    www.bt-chat.com
138.    www.btscene.com
139.    www.btswarm.org
140.    www.chomskytorrents.org
141.    www.d-addicts.com
142.    www.dattebayo.com
143.    www.deadfrog.us
144.    www.downloadanime.org
145.    www.freelegaltorrents.com
146.    www.fulldls.com
147.    www.gameupdates.org
148.    www.gotwoot.net
149.    www.greylodge.org
150.    www.harveydanger.com
151.    www.idealtorrent.com
152.    www.ipodnova.tv
153.    www.jamendo.com
154.    www.legittorrents.info
155.    www.livingtorrents.com
156.    www.mininova.org
157.    www.mvgroup.org
158.    www.newtorrents.info
159.    www.nitcom.com.au
160.    www.okbt.com
161.    www.opera.com
162.    www.p2pbg.com
163.    www.peteteo.com
164.    www.pimptorrent.com
165.    www.publicdomaintorrents.com
166.    www.raphustle.com
167.    www.seedleech.com
168.    www.sitasingstheblues.com
169.    www.slackware.com
170.    www.slotorrent.net
171.    www.smaragdtorrent.to
172.    www.smartorrent.com
173.    www.speedtorrent.to
174.    www.starwreck.com
175.    www.swepiracy.org
176.    www.thehawks.org
177.    www.thetorrentsite.com
178.    www.todotorrents.com
179.    www.torrent.to
180.    www.torrentbar.com
181.    www.torrentbox.com
182.    www.torrentlocomotive.com
183.    www.torrentportal.com
184.    www.torrentreactor.to
185.    www.tribalmixes.com
186.    www.tuxdistro.com
187.    www.tvnihon.com
188.    www.vuze.com
189.    www.web-torrent.com
190.    www.worldnova.org
191.    www.xtremez.org
192.    www.zoektorrents.com
193.    zerowing.idsoftware.com
194.    tracker.ex.ua
195.    bandito.org
196.    trackerfix.com
197.    tracker.ccc.de
198.    open.demonii.com
199.    kickass.so

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