OpenBitTorrent - An open tracker project

OpenBitTorrent is a bittorrent tracker free for anyone to use. You don't need to register, upload or index a torrent anywhere, all you have to do is to include the OpenBitTorrent tracker URL in your torrent.

How does it work?

When you create a torrent file the application will ask you for a tracker address, then simply type in OpenBitTorrents tracker URL:

udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

Why use the OpenBitTorrent tracker?

There are no open independent stable trackers out there, most of the trackers that can be used openly are either unstable or in some way connected to a bittorrent indexing site. We felt there was a need for a free, no strings attached, stable bittorrent tracker.

Why the need for an open bittorrent tracker?

There are many reasons, the most important ones includes:

Usage limitations

We kindly ask you not to use the OBT trackers in torrents resulting in unauthorized distribution of copyrighted files (movies, music, games and so on).

If you want to add OBT to a massive amount of torrents, you must ask us first.

Don't add OBT as the default tracker when torrents are uploaded on your site without our written consent.

I already have .torrent files, how can I add your tracker?

How can I remove an info_hash from the tracker?

A few pointers to people considering sending DMCA takedown notices:

So what should you as a content owner do? First off, contact the indexing site where the torrent download originated from and ask them nicely to remove the listing and the .torrent file!

After that you can send a request to get the info_hash blocked from the tracker. To get a info_hash blocked you as the rightholder must send us a e-mail with the following information:

if any of this information is missing we can not verify or process your request.

Please send the blocking request to this e-mail: dmca (at) openbittorrent (dot) com

You mentioned donations, how can I help?

If you want to help with money to pay for bandwidth and servers, if you have programming skills, linux tcp stack optimizations skills or anything you think we may require to make this project go forward, contact us at donations@openbittorrent.com

(Or maybe you're even an ISP that's thinking, hey bittorrent trackers, that sounds like fun, I want to run one! A nice box (dualcore, 4gigs of ram) and a 60pack of megabits, and you could have a node, free of charge at your facility, and maybe a nice "we love you" adspot here on the site! ;) ;) )

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Something's broken, the tracker doesn't work, what should I do?

First off wait 6 hours, if it's something big we will already have it fixed by then, if we haven't, send an email to broken@openbittorrent.com, and report what IP you are trying to connect from, if you can ping the server, and if you know what a traceroute is, include one in the mail.