Best Usenet Providers of 2017

Who were the best Usenet Providers of 2017? You’ll find our TOP 10 below.

- Newshosting 5/5 - Newshosting review
- Eweka Usenet 5/5 - Eweka review
- UsenetServer 5/5 - UsenetServer review
- Easynews 5/5 - Easynews review
- ExtremeUsenet 5/5 - ExtremeUsenet Review
- Tweaknews 5/5 - Tweaknews Review
- UsenetBucket 5/5 - UsenetBucket review
- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- Newsgroupdirect 4/5 - Newsgroupdirect review

Usenet service providers that are based in the U.S.

- Newshosting 5/5 - Newshosting review
- UsenetServer 5/5 - UsenetServer review
- Easynews 5/5 - Easynews review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- Newsgroupdirect 4/5 - Newsgroupdirect review
- Newsdemon 4/5 - Newsdemon review
- UsenetLink 3/5- Usenetlink Review
- Astraweb 3/5 - Astraweb Review
- UsenetNow 3/5 - UsenetNow Review
- BlockNews 3/5- UsenetNow Review
- TheCubeNet 3/5- Thecubenet Review
- FastUsenet 3/5- Fastusenet Review
- Usenet-News 3/5 - Usenet-News Review
- Ngroups.net 3/5 - Ngroups.Net Review
- Giganews 2/5 - Giganews Review
- Altopia 2/5 - Altopia Review

- Eweka Usenet 5/5 - Eweka review
- ExtremeUsenet 5/5 - ExtremeUsenet Review
- Tweaknews 5/5 - Tweaknews Review
- UsenetBucket 5/5 - UsenetBucket review
- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- XSNews 4/5 -
XSNews review
- PureUsenet 3/5 - PureUsenet review

Hybrid Usenet Providers: Recently Usenet providers have appeared, promising a double retention: their own, then they turn into resellers. You get multiple backbones for the price of one, essentially.

- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- UsenetLink 3/5- Usenetlink Review

Usenet Newsgroup special Offer. Latest usenet Deals

Discounts and Coupon Codes and special offers. Latest usenet deals. Usenet special offer ONLY available through NGProvider.
Here is our Usenet Special Offers page

- NewsHosting $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active or Only $99.99 per year
- UsenetServer $10 for every month or Only $95.40 per year (Comes to $7.95 per month !)
- Eweka 7,50 € for every month or Only 90 € per year
- Tweaknews 9,99 € for every month or Only 89,99 € per year
- Ngroups $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active

Best Usenet packages + VPN

Best Usenet + VPN Packages - Usenet package combines Encrypted Usenet access with easy to use Newsreader. These days a Newsreader is absolutely essential. Also Usenet providers are beginning to add to their accounts some additionnal features like VPN. A VPN can be used for torrenting.

- Newshosting Unlimited Usenet + Newsreader + VPN $99.99/Year
- UsenetServer Unlimited Usenet + Global Search + VPN $95.40/Year
- Tweaknews Unlimited Usenet + Newsreader + VPN 9,99 €/Month or 89,99 €/Year
- UsenetExpress Unlimited Usenet + VPN $10/Month or $90/Year
- Newsdemon Unlimited Usenet + VPN $10/Month or $92/Year
- Ngroups Unlimited Usenet + Online Storage $9.99

Usenet Server Account Types

Usenet Providers offering fully unlimited access to Usenet and 1 GB/s speeds!

- NewsHosting $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active or Only $99.99 per year
- UsenetServer $10 for every month or Only $95.40 per year (Comes to $7.95 per month !)
- Tweaknews 9,99 € for every month or Only 89,99 € per year
- Easynews $9.95/month
- UsenetExpress $10/Month or $90/Year
- Newsdemon $10/Month or $92/Year
- Astraweb $8/month
- UsenetNow $12/month
- FastUsenet $9.95/month
- Thecubenet $9.99/month

List of the best Speedcapped usenet access. Best speedcapped newsgroup access with SSL encryption. Renewal Term: Monthly Term

- Eweka 300 Mbit/s: 7,50 €
- ExtremeUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 4 € // 8 Mbit/s: 5 € // 12 Mbit/s: 6 € // 20 Mbit/s: 6,5 € // 30 Mbit/s: 7 € // 60 Mbit/s: 8 € // 120 Mbit/s: 10 € // 150 Mbit/s: 12 € // 200 Mbit/s: 14 € // 300 Mbit/s: 17 €
- UsenetBucket 10 Mbit/s: 2,95 € // 40 Mbit/s: 4,95 € // 400 Mbit/s: 12,95 €
- XSNews 8 Mbit/s: 5,95 € // 20 Mbit/s: 7,50 € // 800 Mbit/s: 10,95 €
- Usenet.Farm 24 Mbit/s: 4,95 €
- Usenetlink 100 Mbit/s: $15
- PureUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 2,29 € // 8 Mbit/s: 3,29 € // 20 Mbit/s: 4,29 € // 30 Mbit/s: 5,29 € // 60 Mbit/s: 6,29 € // Unlimited Mbit/s: 8,29 €

- Eweka 50 Mbit/s: 7.50 €
- ExtremeUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 4 € // 8 Mbit/s: 5 € // 12 Mbit/s: 6 € // 20 Mbit/s: 6,5 € // 30 Mbit/s: 7 € // 60 Mbit/s: 8 € // 120 Mbit/s: 10 € // 150 Mbit/s: 12 € // 200 Mbit/s: 14 € // 300 Mbit/s: 17 €

Best block Usenet deals. Some of our favorite block Usenet deals are listed here

- NewsgroupDirect 100 GB => $14
- UsenetFarm 500 GB => 15 €
- UsenetExpress 500 GB => $20
- Tweaknews 100 GB => 13 €
- XSNews 20 GB => 9,95 €

Usenet provider free Trials

Complete listing of all available Usenet trial accounts. Sign up for a free trial and don't forget to read the terms and conditions on website. In addition to free usenet trials we have Free Usenet Server (ISP + Free Usenet servers)

- Eweka 7 days of free service
- Newshosting 14 days of free service (up to 30 GB total transfer)
- UsenetServer 14 days of free service (up to 10 GB total transfer)
- UsenetFarm 10GB
- Usenetbucket 7 days / 5GB
- Tweaknews 10 days / 10 GB
- Usenetlink 60 minutes (free)
- PureUsenet 7 days of free service

Usenet Service provider : reviews by retention

Retention means the time the Usenet server keeps articles around before expiring them.

- UsenetServer days
- Newshosting days
- Easynews days
- Newsdemon days
- Newsgroupdirect days
- Eweka 3259 days
- Astraweb 3000 days
- Tweaknews 2500 days
- UsenetBucket 1200 days
- ExtremeUsenet 1200 days

Usenet Providers : List of Newsgroup Server Company

This is a list of Usenet providers, in alphabetical order.
* = NGProvider Recommends - Top Usenet Servers. All Usenet Providers Reviewed

- 123Usenet
- 5EuroUsenet
- Aeton
- Alibis
- Altopia
- AnarQy
- Agent Usenet Service
- Astraweb
- Atlantis News
- BinaryBoy Usenet
- BinTube
- BlockNews
- BudgetNews
- Cheapnews.Eu
- Disputo
- Dreamload
- Easynews *
- EasyUsenet
- Eurofeeds
- Eweka *
- ExtremeUsenet *
- FastUsenet
- FirstLoad
- FrugalUsenet
- Gebruikhet
- Giganews
- Hitnews
- Itchycats
- Illiminews
- Iload
- Ixinews
- MaximumUsenet
- MijnUsenet
- Newscene
- Newsconnection
- NewsDemon *
- Newsgrabber
- NewsgroupDirect *
- Newsgroups-Binaries
- Newsgroups-Download
- NewsFusion
- Newsguy
- Newshosting *
- NewsLeecher
- NewsSurfer
- NewsXS
- Ngroups.Net
- NNTPjunkie
- PayLessUsenet
- PowerUsenet
- Prepaid-Usenet
- PureUsenet
- RhinoNewsGroups
- Shemes
- Simonews
- SLL-News
- SMS-Usenet
- SNELNL
- Sonic News
- SunnyUsenet
- Supernews
- Teranews
- Tigerusenet
- TheCubenet
- ThunderNews
- TitanNews
- TweakNews *
- Uncensored Newsfeed
- United-Newsserver
- Usenet4U
- Usenet.NL
- Usenet.Net
- Usenet.Pro
- Usenet-Access
- Usenetbucket *
- UsenetCentral
- UsenetDiscount
- UsenetDiscounter
- Usenetexpress *
- Usenet.Farm *
- Usenet-News
- UsenetLink *
- UseNetNow
- UsenetServer *
- UsenetStorm
- Voordeligusenet
- Xennews
- XLned
- XSNews *
- XSUsenet
- YottaNews
- Z51

Usenet Pros

What is Usenet? How does Usenet work? - Usenet resources

- Usenet is the fastest network
- Usenet is secure
- Usenet privacy
- Usenet anonymity
- Usenet neutrality
- Usenet reliability
- Usenet is decentralized
- Usenet is independent
- Usenet vs Torrent

Finding Content in Usenet

Searching for content on Usenet is easy. You can find hundreds of terabytes of content on Usenet. How To Find Content In Usenet? Recommended Newsgroup Newsreaders for easy and efficient downloading

- Usenet Indexing Sites
- Usenet NZB search engines
- NZB Index Sites
- Newshosting Client Review
- Sabnzbd Review
- Spotnet 2.0
- NZBGet
- CouchPotato with Usenet
- Usenet on KODI
- Grabit Review

Usenet Network

Usenet is a decentralized network, it works by each Usenet server sharing its information with all the other servers on the network. This propagation across servers makes Usenet an ideal place for storing information and data of all types. If a server is damaged (Message-IDs missing), the article can still exists on every other server in the network.

- Current Usenet Map
- Back-end Usenet Provider and Usenet Resellers
- Usenet News Server Addresses
- Usenet Ultimate package
- Usenet Combo
- Completion via Message-IDs
- Hybrid Usenet providers

Best 2017 Black Friday Usenet Specials


Best Dutch Usenet Providers

Usenet Reviews Monthly Price - Account Type  European Usenet Trials Backbone Add On Services Account Sharing (Multiple IPs) Key Feature - Review Visit

Eweka Review

Unlimited Usenet access - 7,50 € (90 €/Year)

Eweka Free Usenet Trial includes Unlimited downloads over 7 days Eweka  

Only on Pre-Paid Standard Account 50 Mbps - 8 Connections - €7,50

Eweka is our favorite Dutch Usenet provider. Completion rates is excellent

ExtremeUsenet Review

Unlimited data usage but different speeds - Start from 4 €/month   Base IP  

Usenet Account sharing is available on all packages

Usenet Account sharing is available on all packages

Tweaknews Review

Unlimited data usage but different speeds - Start from 2,95 €/month

Block accounts - 50 GB / $10 or 100 GB / $15 or 250 GB / $25 or 500 GB / $45 or 1000 GB / $80 or 2000 GB / $150

Tweaknews offers new users a 10 day free trial and 10 GB of Usenet Newsgroups Download

Tweaknews

VPN + Newsreader

 

TweakNews offers Usenet access in both block and flat rate options + Newsreader + VPN

UsenetBucket Review

Unlimited data usage but different speeds - Start from 2,95 €/month UsenetBUcket offers a 7 day 5GB free Usenet trial Base IP    

Best rates of all BaseIP resellers!

UsenetFarm Review

Unlimited Usenet access - Start from 4,95 €/month

Block account - 500 GB / 15 €

Usenet.Farm is offering a 10 GB free Usenet trial

Usenet.Farm

You can share your account for the To The Max (You and a buddy of you) and Block (Unlimited friends) products

Best European Hybrid Usenet access

XSNews Review

Unlimited Usenet access - Start from 5,95 €/month

Block account - 20 GB / 9,95 € or 100 GB / 34,95 € or 1000 GB / 124,95 €

XSNews is offering a very generous free 14-day trial.

No limit for GB or speed in the trial period

XSNews

 

XSNews Backbone

Non US-based Usenet Providers - Dutch/German Usenet providers - NL provider - EU only provider


The Usenet network is an un-moderated worldwide network. To access it, you need a U.S.P. (Usenet service provider) to connect to all the servers that hold the millions of files and messages that are shared in different groups (Newsgroups).

Most Usenet service providers are based in the USA (Office/business location as well as the actual servers) and so are subject to American legislation which includes the US DMCA take-down rules. In the Unites States, Usenet providers have the official statute of Common Carriers (Operate as a telecommunications service) which gives them legal immunity: they are not responsible for the content existing on the network. However, they are required to remove a file within 48 hours if the DMCA requests them to do so for X reasons. All USA providers have to comply with DMCA takedowns.

But Usenet is a decentralised network so they are other existing servers based in Europe, for the most part located in The Netherlands. As long as the servers are in Holland (Dutch = Netherlands = NL) and the head office is registered outside of the States, they are known as Dutch Usenet Service providers (aka European Usenet Service providers). If either of the above is located in the US then the provider must follow American legislation.

In Netherlands, the DMCA does not exist (non dmca usenet), but there is something similar. Dutch Usenet providers have their own version. It's called: NTD Gedragscode (NOTD: Notice and Take Down). An Usenet Service Provider like Usenet.Farm (Strictly Dutch based Usenet) follow a Notice & Takedown Procedure that is similar to the DMCA takedown notice.

There are however some differences between the DMCA and NTD (alias NOTD):

  • DMCA requests are much more frequent than those of the NOTD (NTD-behavioural code). This explains why many files can be found on an NL Usenet provider rather than a US one.

  • Automated DMCA Takedowns. Some American Usenet Service providers use an automated process to take care of DMCA takedown notices: DMCA automation. In other words an automatic process (based on filters for names, file sizes…) is used to remove content even before a request from a rights holder. For NOTD, we understand that the process is manual.

  • For NOTD it can take much longer - up to 5 days - to remove files. Dutch providers vary on their takedown response times, but most at this time have a manual review process.

There is one other location that has a different law when it comes to USPs:

Germany: there are no state laws specifically targeting this, but it commonly agreed that Hosting Providers (including USPs) should apply a Notice Take Down as Xennanews explains. You will see that its formula (Xennanews NTD) resembles the Dutch one. This may change in Germany because there has been strong debate on the subject since 2012: should a hosting service only be responsible for deleting files when notified or should they actively work to ensure there are no protected files on their server? This plays into the wider conversation about the net neutrality of Usenet and its operators (USPs).

In final every Usenet Service Provider must respect the laws of the country (or international law) in which it is based.

Usenet access is essentially the same whether through a European or an American News Service provider. All servers that accept the binary hierarchy (alt binaries) are connected to each other and copy files to the letter. If a file is posted on an American Usenet server then it will be almost instantaneously duplicated on a European server (The propagation between servers is very rapid). This is the founding principle of usenet: a decentralised network with almost exactly the same content whatever the location or service provider. There are of course some differences:

  • Retention is much weaker with European servers than it is in the USA. 2500 maximum in Holland (often header retention is much less than NZB retention) in contrast with (with full headers for the full range of our retention) in the States. Only Eweka (Europe-based services) can rival the retention of American providers.

  • News servers: American Usenet Service Providers often offer 3 connection addresses, one in the USA and anothers in Europe (The Netherlands + Germany). Usenet Service Providers have a unique DMCA process for all servers. But Usenet Service Providers remove different parts of the download on every servers locations thats why they have different completion rates on each servers (This might seem unbelievable but  Usenet providers don't have to remove 100% of articles to properly respond to a DMCA request).Usenet Service providers in Europe have just one News server in Europe!

  • Speed: If you connected from America or Asia, the downside of non-US servers is a (sometimes) wider speed variance depending on the hour of day.

  • There are different rates: In the USA most offer unlimited packages. In The Netherlands Usenet Flatrate Accounts are often utilised: pay only for speed desired

  • The number of Newsgroups (where files are posted) is slightly less in Europe, though not significantly so

  • The DMCA: Irrelevant to European Usenet Service Providers as long as the head office and the servers are located outside of the USA. Usenet Service Providers that resell access from a Back-end Usenet provider based in Europe are nevertheless subject to the DMCA’s ruling since the business itself is in the USA. Equally some Usenet Service Providers have a Dutch site but still have to abide by the DMCA since they make use of US servers (resellers of American USPs are indirectly controlled by American law).

American Usenet Providers or European Usenet Servers ?

Should I use both US and EU versions of a provider for maximum block coverage?. There is no need to choose sides between providers in the USA and in Europe (Holland, Germany). In fact it can be advantageous to use both, as a principal server and emergency server (Backup / Fill Server / Slave server).

Using both should increase your success rate:

American Usenet Providers can bring 3 servers (US - NL - DE) to reduce failure rate. Using all three Usenet servers with cascading priority in NzbGet (or Sabnzbd) increases the chances of completion if an article (Message-IDs) is missing in one location.

European Usenet servers have around 5 business days to remove infringing material once noticed (NTD compliance)

American and European are always on different backbones.

In all case Diversity is the Key: Different accounts on different backends. This Usenet Map will give you a help to choose.

Best combination of Usenet Providers for maximum availability?
My best combination is: NewsHosting Unlimited + Tweaknews Block accounts . Using both should increase your success rate

Newshosting now offers Backup Server options on its newsgroup reader (NewsHosting Browser V 2.6.3 implements a new service called "Backup NNTP" ). As backup server, users can only add a Tweaknews Plans, which provides access to Tweaknews backbone.

Different providers on different backbones: Newshosting as Unlimited backbone and get block accounts with 3 other Usenet providers (Tweaknews - Usenet.Farm - UsenetExpress).

Perfectionists can still use the best formula: Usenet Utimate Package – which may be the most expensive but includes all available Back-End providers.


Refer to this table to find European Usenet Service Providers with servers principally based in Holland (Dutch = Euro = EU = Netherlands = NL) along with the main headquarters of the business. Stricly Dutch based Usenet (or German) also called offshore operator (ie. not USA owned or based)

The Best European Usenet Servers of 2017

Best European Usenet Providers    

Eweka - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:

Eweka Special offer: 300 Mbps 7.50 €/month

Tier-1 provider

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

Eweka Review

Our favourite! Eweka (European-based services) is an independent Usenet Service Provider that owns its servers.

Best European Usenet

Eweka has been around for a long time but is currently experiencing newfound popularity thanks to many American users looking for European Usenet access.

Eweka works as a Dutch business (Eweka Internet Services B.V.) and is subject to Dutch rules, European Based servers are not subject to US DMCA laws. Eweka protected the privacy and rights of their subscribers

  • Prices are very reasonable (you can choose if you want your sign-up to be one time, or renew automatically) for the following packages:
  • Our tests were conclusive: Speed (300 Mbit) matches up to their promise, all on servers based in Amsterdam (Dutch-based Usenet servers). The retention is 3350+ days which makes it the best European provider for long retention. The site is translated into English, as is all technical support.

The most important question remains completion and incomplete files. Test it yourself (7 Days Free) – you will see that completion rates are excellent with Eweka!! What’s more Eweka offers a great application: the NZB tester that lets you load NZB files onto your user space to check that the files are all present on servers.

So useful!

ExtremeUsenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts (sharing is allowed):
4 Mbit 4 €
8 Mbit 5 €
12 Mbit 6 €
20 Mbit 6.50 €
30 Mbit 7 €
60 Mbit 8 €
120 Mbit 10 €
150 Mbit 12 €
200 Mbit 14 €

Discount Packages * (sharing is allowed):
12 Mbit 2.50€
20 Mbit 4.50 €
30 Mbit 5 €
60 Mbit 6 €

* You can choose between 3 time zones. The time zones are: 0:00 to 12:00 or 02:00 to 14:00 or 04:00 to 16:00 with GMT+1.

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

ExtremeUsenet Review

Based in Holland, a reseller of BaseIP. In a very competitive German-Dutch market (much more so than in the USA) with rock-bottom prices: As well as the 24/24 (All Unlimited) rates, ExtremeUsenet offers “Discount Packages” that let you save up to 60% (for example the 12Mbit package costs $2.50) by only downloading during certain periods of the day.

Account sharing is available on all packages

Retention is low at 1200 days but you can grab a block account from Newsgroupdirect to fill in when you need more.

In our experience this is the most solid service on the market with their reasonable prices. Easy to register to as it's in english. What’s more, our tests have been positive in terms of retention and connection speed, which matched up to their promises.

ExtremeUsenet seems to be the most serious of these smaller Dutch Usenet Service Providers.

Tweaknews - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
Unlimited Speed 9.99 €/Mo

Block Usenet accounts:
10 GB 2 €
50 GB 7 €
100 GB 13 €
250 GB 30 €
500 GB 45 €

Tier-1 provider

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

Tweaknews Review

TweakNews is a Dutch company and operates under Dutch law. Tweaknews is a Tier 1 provider and uses different servers from Eweka (Tier 1 provider), Extremeusenet (BaseIP Backbone) or XSNews (Tier 1 provider)

Tweaknews can then be used as a primary server (Tweaknews is currently offering unlimited newsgroup access to NGPro visitors for 9,99 €/Mo) or a secondary one thanks to its block accounts.

With Tweaknews block packages and Newshosting (my favorite unlimited full-speed provider) you can get an excellent completion rate. NewsHosting Browser V 2.6.3 implements a new service called "Backup NNTP". The general idea is that you can add a block account from Tweaknews to help you get downloads that Newshosting doesn't have for various reasons. Tweaknews will work well to complete some remaining parts of files. Essentially Newshosting gives you a main server and capacity to add Tweaknews as a backup server on their Newsreader.

Tweaknews provides Free Newsreader by UsenetWire. These days a Newsreader is absolutely essential. A newsreader enables you the leverage all of the capabilities the Usenet has to offer in the binary newsgroups. You download binary files without having to leave the newsreader.

TweakNews also provides a free VPN service to all users. Tweaknews VPN lets you search for any missing files on other networks in total security. Tweaknews VPN allows Torrents. Tweaknews VPN is a good choice for torrent downloaders looking to keep their torrent traffic anonymous.

You can check out their technical side (2500 days binary retention + Free SSL) thanks to a free trial offer: 10 days and 10 GB to download on newsgroups with SSL Encryption. Just Required a valid E-Mail address and Mobile phone number for your registration to be completed successfully

UsenetBucket - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
10 Mbit 2.95 €
40 Mbit 4.95 €
400 Mbit 12.95 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

Usenetbucket Review

UsenetBucket is the first Usenet provider that is operating in Scandinavia

UsenetBucket differs from its direct competiton because it accepts BitCoin as a payment method (Bitcoins are an increasingly popular way to pay on the internet - UsenetBucket uses Bitpay to process the payments. Bitpay will automatically use the current exchange value).

Otherwise, their rates and technical attributes are very similar to other European Usenet Service Providers.

About rates: they are one of the best value of all BaseIP resellers!! Since it is difficult to find a good second server, this is a major advantage. However it is a shame they do not offer block accounts.

On technical attributes: UsenetBucket offers retention of less than 1600 days. And their header retention is much less than NZB retention.

Our tests were positive: good speed (50 connections) and 1600 days retention as promised. Tech support is has a fast response to any eventual problems

You can register at UsenetBucket for free for a 7-day trial/5GB (25GB if you sign up with Facebook)

Usenet.Farm - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Trial account: Usenet.Farm provides 10GB Free trial that doesn't require you to offer any payment information.

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
24 Mbit 4.95 € * 2 TB Fair-Use policy
Unlimited Speed 7.95 € * 3 TB Fair-Use policy (sharing is allowed)

* After this limit they will lower your download speed to 1024 KB/s (8 Mbit) for the remaining days of the month.

Block Usenet account:
500 GB 15 € (sharing is allowed)

Multiple backend Usenet provider: They have +- 30 days of retention of their own retention while the rest is provided by XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

UsenetFarm Review

Usenet.Farm is an hybrid Usenet Provider (Tier-1 provider + XSNews). The retention (and servers) belong to Usenet.Farm for the first 30 days then older articles pull from XSNews.

This additional retention is used to construct their own network and odd only offering short retention.

Their user space is very clear. It includes download statistics, a possibility for adding one of three packages and configuration help if needed.

The trial offer of 10GB is definitely sufficient to test the completion of this new USP. It is unlimited by time as well.

I liked the ease of use for the trial as well as the info to configure the Newsreader.

XSNews - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
8 Mbit 5.95 €
20 Mbit 7.50 €
Unlimited Mbit 10.95 €

Block Usenet account:
20 GB 9.95 €
100 GB 34.95 €
1000 GB 124.95 €

Tier 1 provider

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

XSNews Review

XSNews is one of the last few independent European Usenet feeds. XSNews is a Tier-1 Provider based in Holland that sells packages for 12 Usenet resellers (Usenetbucket).

XSNews also has offers access for individuals. XSNews offers both flat rate and block accounts, which means you have a number of options. This is an advantage because you can access the XSNews network (and so files and parts of files on the network) as you want (Block or unlimited), and at modest prices.

We signed up to Elite package at 10,95 € / month and were really impressed by the speeds obtained with 30 connections. Compare XSNews vs anothers Netherlands-based newsgroup providers, it’s one of the fastest Usenet services we’ve tried, especially for Europe. The maximum speed of XSNews is around 800 Mbit/s, if that's enough for you I would recommend it.

14 days free trial. Unlimited speed and unlimited data. This is unique in the market.

The trial period is free of charge. You can cancel at any time during the trial periode.
If I do not cancel the contract at least 1 day before the trial period expires or select a different package, your membership will automatically be extended to XS News ELITE flatrate for € 8,20/month (total € 98,40)

European Free Usenet Trials    

PureUsenet - European based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts (sharing is allowed):
4 Mbps 2.29 €
8 Mbps 3.29 €
20 Mbps 4.29 €
30 Mbps 5.29 €
60 Mbps 6.29 €
Unlimited Mbps 8.29 €


Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Iceland

PureUsenet is a great alternative to preceding Usenet Service Providers, particularly to ExtremeUsenet (who use the same network: BaseIP).

  • In comparison to other European Usenet Servers: It has the best characteristics of Usenet Service Providers based in Europe: low price, rate based on connection speed, Account-sharing allowed, most popular payment method in Holland: Ideal. (Bitcoin, Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Sofort and Paysafecard are currently available.)
  • In comparison to ExtremeUsenet: PureUsenet accepts Bitcoin and has a Usenet trial offer of 7 days, especially useful for testing PureUsenet and their backbone, BaseIP.

We particularly liked the clarity of the user account that PureUsenet offers. You can find all the info (package - details) and a configurator to configure your newsreader: Just select your Newsreader (Grabit - Spotnet - Spotgrit - Unison - Newsleecher - Newsbin pro) of the dropdown menu and copy the settings. So useful !

There are no limits to the gigs used during the 7 day free trial period.

EasyUsenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
3 Mbit 4.95 €
6 Mbit 5.95 €
12 Mbit 6.95 €
30 Mbit 7.95 €
60 Mbit 9.95 € (sharing is allowed)
200 Mbit 11.95 €

Block Usenet accounts:
25 GB 7.95 € (sharing is allowed)

100 GB 14.95 € (sharing is allowed)

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

EasyUsenet is a Usenet access provider based in the Netherlands. They provide flat rate plans and packages. EasyUsenet currently provides 1100+ days retention

We recommend EasyUsenet since EasyUsenet allows file sharing between users on some plans. And EasyUsenet is a reseller of XSNews, a major backbone

A Dutch server that has a free trial (without needing payment information) for 5 days. Just your mobile number to receive an access code. Then the connection info will be sent by email: reader.easyusenet.nl

One of the best free trials out there: a free 5 days trial account with NO DATA LIMIT !

CheapNews - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Trial account: Cheapnews provides a free 7 days trial account (or a maximum of 10GB)

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
20 Mbit 5.75 € (sharing is allowed)
60 Mbit 7.50 € (sharing is allowed)
120 Mbit 10.50 € (sharing is allowed)
Unlimited Mbit (24 connections) 13.50 € (sharing is allowed)
Unlimited Mbit (48 connections) 14.25 € (sharing is allowed)

Block Usenet accounts:
100 GB 14.75 € (sharing is allowed)
500 GB 39.95 € (sharing is allowed)
1000 GB 74.95 €
(sharing is allowed)

Tier-1 provider

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

Cheapnews provides trial account by text message activation code, one of the best free trials out there: a free 7 days trial account (or a maximum of 20GB)

Cheapnews currently provides 1000+ days retention! (Header retention is currently about 70-100 days)

If you decide to sign up to Cheapnews Tier 1 provider, we recommend their promotional page that has big discounts.

If you are looking for a European Usenet server we would recommend: Eweka (same price, more retention!) or ExtremeUsenet (cheaper, with European servers) or UsenetBucket (cheaper, European servers) or Usenet.Farm (own servers + reseller of XSNews) or Tweanews (Newsreader + VPN)

German Usenet Offer    

United-Newsserver - Strictly German based Usenet

Unlimited Usenet account: 24.95 € Monthly

Block Usenet account (With Geldkarte):
60 GB 18.95 €
250 GB 77 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: Elbracht

Servers are located in Germany: Serverstandort Deutschland

Corporate offices are based in Germany

Since 2005 Elbracht.net has been on the commercial market under the name United-Newsserver, a Usenet servers for individuals. Elbracht’s servers are notably based in Germany. This is unusual since others with German support have servers in Holland or the States.

Server quality: SSL, 600 days retention with NZB (United-Newsserver.de supports headers for approximately the first 35 days), good file completion but variable connection speed. Not always stable, average - the only downfall of Elbracht’s servers.

Rates on offer from United-newsserver are quite high (monthly rate for unlimited use is €25!) and block accounts are limited by time (a month or a year) and Don't forget to cancel your account 10 days before your end of suscription: Der kunde kann den Zugang jederzeit mit einer Frist von 10 Tagen zum Ende des gewählten Abrechnungszeitraums kündigen.

3 days - 1 GByte - 600 Days of retention - SSL


If you really want to use Elbracht as a Back-end Usenet Provider then we recommend going via PremiumNews on this address: news.premium-news.net (platinum & silber accounts) using the Elbracht backbone from €12.78/monthly

Free European Usenet    

test.xennanews.com - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

 

Back-end Usenet Provider: Xennanews, sister company of XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Germany

test.xennanews.com is a Free newsgroup server.

The free offer from Xennanews is particularly interesting. New users are often accepted on test.xennanews.com when they open registration for a connection login.

A Free Usenet account with them is a real advantage. It is the best free Usenet server and everyone wants an account. For a free Usenet, it works really well, with the speed sometimes uneven or reduced but never to the point of being annoying.

As soon as Xennanews gives away some free test accounts NGProvider will publish it on their main page and twitter. Don’t miss out!

XSUsenet - European based Usenet

Unlimited Usenet account: $11.95 Monthly

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Sweden

XSUsenet is mainly known for its free Usenet access which is very popular.

Only 25 GB per month (The 25GB resets monthly) and speed is limited to 2 Mbit.

Paid service: For just a bit more money there are many more reputable options out there like Eweka

Others European Usenet Offers    

I-Telligent - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
50 Mbit 4.50 €
150 Mbit 7 €
Unlimited Speed 10 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: Xennanews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

I-Telligent is a Dutch USP that is not very well-known. We tested it because it uses the Xennanews backbone (the same backend server that has the free server test.xennanews.com)

I-Telligent is based in Holland and offers Usenet access from its servers in Holland.

The I-Telligent site is in Dutch but with Google Translation you will not have any difficulty translating it for any additional information on sign-up.

The only payment method is by bank transfer (our banking fees were €0.20). Activation was fast as soon as you provide proof of transaction. In any case support was quick and helpful in their replies.

We tried the 50 Mbit package at €4.52. It worked very well. No problems. Always good completion.

123Usenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
4 Mbps 4.95 €
20 Mbps 7.95 €
120 Mbps 13.95 €

 

 

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

Gebruikhet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
6 Mbps 8 €
8 Mbps 9 €
10 Mbps 10 € (sharing is allowed)
15 Mbps 12.50 € (sharing is allowed)
20 Mbps 15 € (sharing is allowed)
60 Mbps 17.50 € (sharing is allowed)
100 Mbps 22.50 €
200 Mbps 30 €

Block Usenet account:
3 GB 3 €
5 GB 5 €
15 GB 6 €
25 GB 8 €
45 GB 10 €
75 GB 15 €
150 GB 25 €
400 GB 60 €
750 GB 110 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

MijnUsenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
4 Mbps 4.50 €
8 Mbps 5.50 €
12 Mbps 6.50 €
20 Mbps 7 €
30 Mbps 9.50 €
60 Mbps 11.50 €
90 Mbps 12.75 €
120 Mbps 13.50 €

 

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

NewsGrabber - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
10 Mbps 6 €
30 Mbps 6.75 €
60 Mbps 7.50 €
120 Mbps 10.50 €
180 Mbps 17.50 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

Newsconnection

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
4 Mbps 5.95 €
10 Mbps 7.95 €
20 Mbps 9.95 €
150 Mbps 11.95 €

Block Usenet account:
25 GB 12.95 €
50 GB 24.95 €
100 GB 35.95 €
200 GB 65.95 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

SMSUsenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Unlimited Usenet account: 9.95 € Monthly

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

SSL-News

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
5 Mbps 5.99 €
10 Mbps 8 €
20 Mbps 9.50 €
30 Mbps 10 €
50 Mbps 14.99 € (sharing is allowed)
60 Mbps 11.50 €
120 Mbps 17.99 € (sharing is allowed)
150 Mbps 12.50 €

Block Usenet account:
4 GB 0.99 €
15 GB 2.99 €
25 GB 4.99 €
100 GB 14.99 €
250 GB 29.99 €
500 GB 49.99 €
1000 GB 89.99 €
2000 GB 129.99 €
3000 GB 149.99 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Spain

 

SunnyUsenet - European based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
5 Mbps 1.79 €
10 Mbps 2.79 €
20 Mbps 3.79 €
30 Mbps 4.79 €
60 Mbps 5.79 €
90 Mbps 6.79 €
Unlimited Mbps 7.79 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Iceland

 

Usenet4u - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
22 Mbps 8.90 €
125 Mbps 12.90 €

Block Usenet account:
15 GB 8.50 €
25 GB 12.50 €
50 GB 21.50 €
100 GB 32.50 €
150 GB 43.50 €
250 GB 58.50 €
500 GB 87.50 €
1000 GB 139.50 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: XSNews

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

Usenet.Pro - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
4 Mbps 4.50 €
8 Mbps 5.50 €
12 Mbps 6.50 €
20 Mbps 7 €
30 Mbps 9.50 €
60 Mbps 11.50 €
90 Mbps 12.75 €
120 Mbps 13.50 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

Voordeligusenet - Strictly Dutch based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
4 Mbps 4.49 €
8 Mbps 5.49 €
12 Mbps 6.49 €
20 Mbps 6.99 €
30 Mbps 9.49 €
60 Mbps 11.49 €
90 Mbps 12.75 €
120 Mbps 13.49 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Holland

 

XLNed - European based Usenet

Flatrate Usenet accounts:
2,5 Mbps 2.99 €
5 Mbps 4.99 €
10 Mbps 5.99 €
20 Mbps 6.99 €
120 Mbps 9.99 €

Back-end Usenet Provider: BaseIP

Servers are located in The Netherlands

Corporate offices are based in Iceland