Best Usenet Providers of 2018

us 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

nl European (Dutch) based Newsgroup Services we can recommend:

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

2018 USENET DEALS

With NGProvider you can find latest Usenet Special Offers. The best Usenet deals around, all in one place.

- 2018 Usenet Black Friday
- Best Usenet Special Offers 2018
- Best Usenet Deals 2018
- Best Deals on Block Usenet Plans

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
- UsenetExpress $10/Month or $90/Year
- Newsdemon $10/Month or $92/Year
- Newsgroupdirect $7.95/Month or $75/Year

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 48 Mbit/s: 4,95 €

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 Eweka Free Usenet Trial includes unlimited downloads over 7 days.
- Tweaknews Tweaknews Free Usenet Trial includes unlimited downloads over 10 days
- Newshosting 14 days of free service (up to 30 GB total transfer)
- UsenetServer 14 days of free service (up to 10 GB total transfer) - XSNews 14 days of free service
- UsenetFarm 10 GB
- Usenetbucket 7 days / 20 GB

What is Usenet?

Question about Usenet. What is Usenet?. How does Usenet work?

- Stealth Usenet
- Usenet is the fastest network
- Usenet is secure
- Usenet privacy
- Usenet anonymity
- Usenet retention
- Usenet completion
- Usenet vs Torrent
- Usenet resources

How To Use Usenet

The How-To Guide On Getting Started With Usenet

- How to Get Started with Usenet
- How To Kick Your Torrent Addiction With Usenet
- How to choose the right Usenet provider for you
- How To Find Files On Usenet

Usenet for our European readers

The following links provide help to Usenetters:

- Usenet in Netherlands
- Usenet in Germany

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

- NZB Files
- Usenet Indexing Sites
- Usenet NZB search engines
- NZB Sites
- Usenet articles missing
- CouchPotato with Usenet

Usenet clients

Recommended Newsgroup Newsreaders for easy and efficient downloading

- Usenet Clients
- Newshosting Client Review
- Sabnzbd Review
- Spotnet 2.0
- 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.

- Top 5 USENET Providers
- 25 Usenet Providers Reviewed
- Current Usenet Map
- Tier-1 Usenet Providers and Usenet Resellers
- Usenet backbones
- Usenet News Server Addresses
- Usenet Combo
- Spotnet protocol

Usenet Companies and Backbones

What are the leading companies which provide Usenet services? 

The Usenet market is actually much more diverse than popular ideas would have you believe. Currently there are over 100 newsgroup providers on the market - and there is a large and varied number of News Service Providers that own their server, the others resell access to the Tier-1 providers. Resellers are quite common in the Usenet market.

A few large Usenet Service Providers and big companies with high-speed Internet connections and large servers are considered to be at the top of the hierarchy, called the Usenet backbone. There are 9 leading Usenet Service Companies, the backbones: UNS Holdings - Eweka - Tweaknews - UsenetExpress - Usenet.Farm - Base IP - XSnews - Altopia - Giganews. Very often, a backbone and a Tier-1 Provider are one and the same.

  1. UNS HOLDINGS: UNS HOLDINGS is a major company, the biggest backbone. Company that owns 3 Tier-1 Providers (Newshosting - UsenetServer and Easynews) and sells packages for many Usenet Resellers (e.g. Newsgroupdirect or Newsdemon). UNS Holdings owns multiple servers in the US and Europe (Netherlands and Germany). UNS HOLDINGS follows DMCA policy

  2. EWEKA - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: Eweka owns its network backbone and data centers. Dutch based Tier-1 Provider. Only Netherlands servers. Eweka follows NTD policy

  3. TWEAKNEWS - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: Tweaknews owns its network backbone and data centers. Dutch based Tier-1 Provider. Only Netherlands servers. Tweaknews follows NTD policy

  4. USENETEXPRESS - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: UsenetExpress is a US based Tier 1 usenet service provider. UsenetExpress follows DMCA policy

  5. USENET.FARM - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: UsenetFarm is an independent Usenet provider (owns its network backbone and data center) with servers in the Netherlands. UsenetFarm follows NTD policy

  6. BASE IP: Base IP B.V. is a company and a bakbone that manages 9 Usenet resellers (e.g. ExtremeUsenet or Usenetbucket). BASE IP has servers locations in Holland.

  7. XSNEWS - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: XSNews has their own backbone. XSNews is a Tier-1 Provider that sells packages directly and for 11 Usenet resellers (e.g. EasyUsenet)

  8. ALTOPIA - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: Small North America Usenet service. Altopia is itself a backbone. Only US servers. Altopia follows DMCA policy

  9. GIGANEWS - Backbone and Tier-1 Provider: Giganews is itself a backbone. They don’t resell to third parties but they do own several sister services. Giganews has infrastructure in the US, Netherlands. Giganews follows DMCA policy


Usenet Services Map

There are over 100+ Usenet providers that currently advertise their services on the internet. However, this list only covers Active Newsgroup Services that sell access to premium news servers. It’s important to pick a trusted Usenet provider!.

The following backbones, tier-1 providers and resellers won't be listed:

Those with dormant/non-updated websites.
Those with pricing far above normal market rates.
Those engaging in questionable practices when it comes to account sign ups and termination.
Those with lack of substantial technical evidence.

Here is our list of Usenet Newsgroup providers and the backbones for each:

  • UNS Holdings is a major player in the Usenet market. UNS Holdings is a major backbone and manages:

          Tier-1 Providers: Newshosting, UsenetServer and Easynews. They provide Usenet newsgroup access for a long time. Top of our recommendations list

          Usenet Resellers: UNS Holdings is the largest company offering Usenet through resellers. They can be divided into two categories: Premium Resellers ( days for binary retention - All 3 locations) and others Resellers (Less retention - They often give access to One server)

          UNS follows DMCA for all three of its servers (US, NL, DE). Same takedown standards for their US & NL & DE operations



Tier-1 Providers

Newshosting, EasyNews and UsenetServer use the same backbone. But run on different NNTP architecture softwares. Tier-1 Providers currently offer days for binary.

Premium Resellers

All 3 locations (de - nl - us) - Best retention ( days for binary retention)


Others resellers

Which are very numerous to list ... All resellers do not use the same servers (newsfarm.iad.highwinds-media.com or newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com or dc.hwng.net)

NEWSHOSTING top choice

US Servers news-us.newshosting.com (69.16.179.28 - 69.16.179.29)

NL Servers news-nl.newshosting.com (81.171.92.224 - 81.171.92.238)

DE SERVERS news-de.newshosting.com(81.171.118.134 - 81.171.118.135 - 81.171.118.136)

USENETSERVER

US Servers news-us.usenetserver.com(69.16.179.26 - 69.16.179.27)

NL Servers news.ams.usenetserver.com(81.171.92.239 - 81.171.92.225)

DE Servers news.fr7.usenetserver.com(81.171.118.131 - 81.171.118.132 - 81.171.118.133)

EASYNEWS

US Servers secure-us.news.easynews.com(69.16.179.40 - 69.16.179.41)

Netherlands Servers secure-eu.news.easynews.com (81.171.92.196)

NEWSGROUPDIRECT top choice

US Servers us.newsgroupdirect.com (69.16.179.23 - 69.11.179.22)

NL Servers nl.newsgroupdirect.com (81.171.92.234 - 81.171.92.220)

DE Servers de.newsgroupdirect.com (81.171.118.148 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.146)

NEWSDEMON

US Servers us.newsdemon.com (69.16.179.23 - 69.11.179.22)

NL Servers nl.newsdemon.com (81.171.92.234 - 81.171.92.220)

DE Servers de.newsdemon.com (81.171.118.148 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.146)

5EuroUsenet

NL server: reader.5eurousenet.com (194.88.104.39)

BlockNews

US Server: usnews.blocknews.net (69.16.179.50)

EU Server 1 - NL: eunews.blocknews.net (81.171.118.180)

EU Server 2 - DE: eunews2.blocknews.net (81.171.92.240)

FastUsenet

US servers: news.fastusenet.org (69.16.179.46)

FrugalUsenet

US Server: news.frugalusenet.com (69.16.179.48)

DE Server: eunews.frugalusenet.com (81.171.118.179)

NL Server: eunews2.frugalusenet.com (81.171.92.211)

Iload 

NL Server: news.iload-usenet.com (81.171.92.222 - 81.171.92.236)

DE Server: news3.iload-usenet.com (81.171.118.161 - 81.171.118.162 - 81.171.118.163)

MaximumUsenet

US Server: us-secure.maximumusenet.com (69.16.179.22 - 69.16.179.23)

NL Servers: europe.maximumusenet.com (81.171.92.222 - 81.171.92.236)

DE SERVERS: de.sslusenet.com (81.171.118.146 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.148)

Newsgroup.Ninja

US servers: news-us.newsgroup.ninja (69.16.179.22 - 69.16.179.23)

DE servers: news-de.newsgroup.ninja (81.171.118.146 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.148)

NL servers: news-nl.newsgroup.ninja (81.171.92.234 - 81.171.92.220)

TheCubeNet

US News servers: secure.news.thecubenet.com (69.16.179.22 - 69.16.179.23)

NL News servers: secure.europe.thecubenet.com (81.171.92.220 - 81.171.92.234)

Thundernews

US News servers: secure.us.thundernews.com (69.16.179.23 - 69.16.179.22)

DE News servers: secure.eu.thundernews.com (81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.146 - 81.171.118.148)

Usenetnow

US Server: usnews.usenetnow.net (69.16.179.49)

EU Server - DE: eunews.usenetnow.net (81.171.118.181)

EU Server 2 - NL: eunews2.usenetnow.net (81.171.92.241)


  • Eweka - Eweka is a Netherlands based Tier 1 usenet service provider. The most popular Dutch Tier-1 provider. Only Netherlands servers. Eweka is owned and operated by Eweka Internet Services. Eweka currently offers retention of up to 3700+ days for binary articles. Eweka is under Netherlands jurisdiction and subject to Dutch law. Eweka follows NTD

EWEKA nl

Eweka is itself a backbone

Netherlands servers sslreader.eweka.nl (81.171.92.219 - 81.171.92.233 - 81.171.92.205)

There are currently no known resellers for Eweka



  • TWEAKNEWS - Tweaknews is a Netherlands based Tier 1 usenet service provider. Only Netherlands servers. Tweaknews retention has been increased to 2500 days. Tweaknews is under Netherlands jurisdiction and subject to Dutch law. Tweaknews follows NTD

TWEAKNEWS nl

Tweaknews is itself a backbone

Netherlands servers news.tweaknews.eu (176.124.71.34)

Tweaknews does not resell.



  • USENETEXPRESS - UsenetExpress is a US based Tier 1 usenet service provider. Great connectivity for American clients, and also useful as a fill/backup server. UsenetExpress follows DMCA.

USENETEXPRESS us

UsenetExpress is a Usenet provider with servers in the US.

UsenetExpress have about 1100 days of retention

US servers news.usenetexpress.com (185.151.12.119)

UsenetExpress does not resell.



  • USENET.FARM - Usenet.Farm is a Usenet Provider located in Amsterdam. Great connectivity for European clients, and also useful as a fill/backup server. They are subject to NTD requests.

USENET.FARM nl

UsenetFarm is a Usenet provider with servers in the Netherlands. Usenet.Farm currently offers retention up to 1100+ days for binary articles.

Netherlands servers news.usenet.farm (178.20.174.131)

Usenet.farm does not resell.



  • Base IP: Dutch based Usenet Service Company. Base IP is a Bulk provider. Base IP sells services to resellers who, in turn, provide access to end users. They do not provide news access subscriptions to individuals. Only Netherlands servers. Base-IP provides around 2000 days retention

BASEIP

Tier-1 Provider that only offers its network via resellers

Only Netherlands servers

BaseIP resellers. Only Netherlands servers

Extremeusenet top choice

NL Servers news.extremeusenet.nl (85.12.14.12 - 85.12.14.11)

Usenetbucket top choice

NL Servers reader.usenetbucket.com (85.12.14.14)

PureUsenet

NL Servers news.pureusenet.nl (85.12.14.52 - 85.12.14.51)

XLned

NL Servers news.xlned.com (85.12.14.32 - 85.12.14.31)

SunnyUsenet

NL Servers news.sunnyusenet.com (85.12.14.42 - 85.12.14.41)

Usenet.Pro

NL Servers reader.usenet.pro (85.12.14.22 - 85.12.14.21)

Voordeligusenet

NL Servers reader.voordeligusenet.nl (85.12.14.22 - 85.12.14.21)

123Usenet

NL Servers reader.123usenet.nl (85.12.14.22 - 85.12.14.21)

MijnUsenet

NL Servers news.mijnusenet.nl (85.12.14.22 - 85.12.14.21)



  • XSNEWS: XSNews is well known in Dutch as a solid Tier-1 Usenet Provider. Only Netherlands servers. XSNews is under Netherlands jurisdiction and subject to Dutch law. XSNews follows NTD

Tier-1 Provider

XSNews resellers

XSNEWS nl

Tier-1 Provider that sells packages directly and for resellers

Only Netherlands servers reader.xsnews.nl (94.232.116.131

 

 

EasyUsenet.Nl top choice

NL Servers reader.easyusenet.nl (94.232.116.128)

Bulknews

Netherlands servers: news.bulknews.eu (94.232.116.154)

Gebruikhet

Netherlands servers: news.gebruikhet.net (94.232.116.126)

I-Telligent

NL Servers reader.i-telligent.com (94.232.116.132)

Newsconnection

Netherlands servers: reader.newsconnection.eu (94.232.116.139)

Newsgrabber

NL Servers news.newsgrabber.nl (94.232.116.182)

NewsXS

Netherlands servers: news.newsxs.nl (94.232.116.122)

UsenetDiscount

Netherlands servers: news.usenetdiscount.com (94.232.116.157)

UsenetDiscounter

Netherlands servers: reader.usenetdiscounter.com (94.232.116.155)




  • ALTOPIA - Altopia is an independent provider with servers in The US. Small North America Usenet service. Alltopia has a very small retention time (15 days for Multi-part binaries larger than 15 parts). They follow DMCA takedown

ALTOPIA us

Tier-1 Provider that sells packages directly. Only US servers

US Server: news.altopia.com (208.90.168.18)

There are currently no known resellers for Altopia



  • GIGANEWS - Giganews has infrastructure in the US and The Netherlands. Giganews offers 1100 days of binary retention. They use automated DMCA takedown

GIGANEWS us

Tier-1 Provider that sells packages directly and for Sister companies

Giganews has infrastructure in the US and Netherlands

US Server: news.giganews.com (216.166.97.131)

NL Server: news-europe.giganews.com (216.166.105.144)

Sister companies of Giganews

Powerusenet

US Server: news.powerusenet.com (216.166.97.161)

Supernews

US Server: news.supernews.com (216.168.4.130)

NL Server: news.eu.supernews.com (138.199.68.130)

Usenet.NET

US Server: news.usenet.net (216.166.97.171)