10 Alternatives To Mininova

Last week, popular BitTorrent tracker Mininova started limiting torrents to only approved partners. If you're hunting for a new torrent-tracking home, all-things-BitTorrent weblog TorrentFreak is here to offer some worthwhile alternatives.

After nearly five years of loyal service, Mininova disabled access to over a million torrent files when it partly shut down its website. Starting today, only approved publishers are able to upload files to the site, but luckily there are plenty of alternatives and potential replacements BitTorrent users can flock to.

With an impressive 175,820,430 visits and close to a billion page views in the last 30 days, Mininova set a record that they will be unable to break in the near future. Last August a Dutch court ruled that Mininova had to remove all links to ‘infringing' torrent files, with disastrous consequences.

Since it is technically unfeasible to pre-approve or filter every potentially infringing torrent file, the Mininova team decided to throw in the towel and only allow torrents to be submitted by approved uploaders. This move resulted in the deletion of more than a million torrents, many of which were not infringing any copyrights at all.

Thankfully, there are still plenty of alternatives for those BitTorrent users who are looking for the latest Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Fedora release.

Below we provide a random list of public torrent sites that are still open, but there are of course hundreds more sites we could have included. If your personal favourite is missing, feel free to post it in the comments below–-preferably with your reasons why it should be included in any upcoming lists.

1. Torrentzap

2. Fenopy

3. ExtraTorrent

4. KickassTorrents

5. BTjunkie

5. Monova

7. isoHunt

8. yourBitTorrent

9. The Pirate Bay

10. ShareReactor

Update: The owner of Monova told TorrentFreak that he has reserved all Mininova usernames for people who want to make the switch to his site. The account names can be claimed here.


Comments

    I use UKNova for British TV and Diwana for Australian TV that I can't get here in the US through normal channels.

    I tried checking out Diwana, since i have never heard of it...

    You need to be invited...

    if someone could please email me an invite, that would be great [email protected]

      Anyone willing to share an invite to Diwana? I'd really appreciate it!

    I tried to invite you, Matty. It said you email was already in the database so it wouldn't let me.

    Diwana sounds great since it can be a pain in the arse to get Aussie content if you miss it. If anyone could send me an invite to [email protected] it would be much appreciated.
    Cheers

    I also wouldn't mind an invite!

    If anyone feels like sending one out to [email protected], I would greatly appreciate it.

    It can be an absolute pain trying to find Australian content on international torrent sites. It seems there just aren't enough of us!

    Thanks.

    The website http://www.usniff.com/

    seems to be a good torrent search engine. At the current fast rate torrent sites are closing down/limiting content, a search engine seems a good idea. cheers Stephen

    try v0rtex.appspot.com it's a torrent search engine that searches a number of torrent sites

    Hi guys. I am desperately looking for an invite to diwana. If anyone has one spare I would really appreciate it. [email protected] Thanks in advance. :)

    Anyone willing to invite me to Diwana
    this would be greatly appreciated
    thanks in advance
    [email protected]

    I would really appreciate an invite to Diwana for Australian TV..have immigrated to canada and really miss the shows from home...would really appreciate it and thank you in advance
    [email protected]
    cheers mate

    Warning! The sites listed here are all fake. They are probably published by the same scammers. Try requesting some random name like "my fake torrent crap" and you will see a page that lists "my fake torrent crap" as an available bit torrent file. Don't download from these sites. They will harm your computer.

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