However in the last few weeks, Versus Market has been on constant DDoS attack with many users complaining that the market is down for most of the time with them unable to access it for days.
Today, Versus Market admin has announced a big change coming to Versus Market – closing down registrations of new users and turning the market to invite only through vendor invite codes.
Under the title “That’s all, folks!” he wrote:
Dear community, Due to the huge influx of user, the even bigger influx of complete retards and the therefor inevitable decline of our support quality in the recent month we decided to close our registration and convert the market into a private community to keep our quality standards up and idiots out. We never intended to be the #1 Market but here we are. It is time to get back to the roots. We always wanted to provide a high quality platform for the community and that is where we are heading again. We prefer quality over quantity. While the recent influx is nice for our wallets we don't want to become the next Empire-esque shitmarket. >What does this mean for new buyer? Well you are out of luck if you don't have an account yet. We will soon enable vendors to give out invite codes. Ask your vendor for an invite code to register an account on Versus or wait until we periodically open up registration for a limited time. > What does this mean for vendors? We will personally invite you if we believe you are a good match for the community. We don't accept any more applications or vendor bonds. All existing vendors will be able to give out a limited amount of invite codes per week. Those INVITE CODES ARE NOT FOR SALE. We will monitor invites and if we believe you are selling them on other markets we will ban your account. Going invite-only is a necessary step to keep our quality standards up. The quality of our vendor, of our buyer and our own staff and support. Have a nice trip, William Gibson
Versus Market has suffered what many other top markets has suffered in the past. Due to the influx of new users the site simply can not handle that many new users which leaves the admins of darknet markets a choice of either not providing support for users, closing shop or in this case simply closing registration to new users.
For users who don’t have account on Versus Market we suggest to check our darknet markets list that is updated with all the top darknet markets, or check other top darknet markets such as AlphaBay or ASAP Market.