Due to the amount of lawsuits regarding file-sharing and the methods applied in order to obtain information, users all around the world have become concerned about the safety of their data. Therefore, new methods of hiding their identity were developed in the past few months, such as “Anonymous” downloads.
China’s BitComet also said OK to this new feature as their importance in the file-sharing community has increased over the years. The VIP service now offers full support for anonymous downloads, thus protecting users’ safety. The client’s development team tried and successfully managed to bring BitComet to new heights. For example, in April this year BitComet released the first of all major BitTorrrent clients x64 bits stable version. One of the features of this version is that it allows for larger disk caches.
Furthermore, BitComet also introducer a feature called VIP-downloading, allowing users to download torrents that are accelerated by BitComet’s servers; in layman’s terms, the user basically has a high-speed seedbox that accelerates the downloading process of healthy swarms.
On June the 1st the VIP service included anonymous downloading in its features. This means that BitComet’s VIP servers will exclusively hide their users’ IPs.
“If VIP members enable anonymous downloads our remote servers will initiate all peer and tracker communications and download the data on behalf of the VIP member, so the member’s actual IP address isn’t shared with any of the peers or trackers,” BitComet’s spokesperson told TorrentFreak.
“Our VIP servers are state of the art commercial servers on some of the worlds fastest connections. There are no imposed speed limits, the only account restrictions are on a flat-rate basis”.
However, this service is only available as a free trial and to those who are willing to pay for having their identities safe. BitComet offers plans with 10GB and 100GB limits for $4.99 and $19.99 respectively. Anonymous downloads are supported by the latest Beta versions of BitComet. A huge demand for VIP accounts has been noticed as BitComet’s servers barely survived when first released.
If no major bugs are to be found in the coming weeks, the anonymous download feature will be added to their next stable release.