Usenet Different Servers

Most Usenet providers offers multiple news server addresses on their F.A.Q (General address). But there is alternate server addresses based on location (US - NL - DE)

There are a few reasons to know the addresses of alternate servers:

  1. If you need help maxing out gigabit speeds: in case of a problem with speed, you need to know of other servers to add to the official ones or to change the routes.

  2. Some Usenet Service Providers don't give out the address of all the servers, they just give the EU address that redirects the user to the Dutch or German address depending on their geo-localisation. This is why you need the address of alternate servers that redirect automatically to the specific servers.

The table below lists the server addresses for each Newsgroup Service Provider along with secure (SSL) and standard (un-encrypted) ports.

Newshosting News Servers and Ports

Newshosting

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UNS Holdings

Newshosting has servers in the USA and Europe they have multiple redundant backbone connections to the Internet so speed is only limited by your own ISP if you live in the USA or Europe. 

Hostname:  news.newshosting.com
Port: 119
Additional NNTP Ports: 23, 25, 80, 3128
SSL Ports: 563, 443

Newshosting offers several other server options including IPv6 connectivity if you feel that you might be able to get better connectivity that way. Please see all the server options below. NNTP/SSL ports listed above apply to these servers as well.

Geographic auto-select hostnames:
IPv4 - news.newshosting.com
IPv6 - news6.newshosting.com

United States hostnames:
IPv4 - news-us.newshosting.com (69.16.179.28 - 69.16.179.29)
IPv6 - news-us6.newshosting.com

Europe hostnames:
IPv4 - news-eu.newshosting.com (81.171.92.224 - 81.171.92.238)
IPv6 - news-eu6.newshosting.com

Netherlands hostnames:
IPv4 - news-nl.newshosting.com (81.171.92.224 - 81.171.92.238)
IPv6 - news-nl6.newshosting.com
 
Germany hostnames:
IPv4 - news-de.newshosting.com (81.171.118.134 - 81.171.118.135 - 81.171.118.136)
IPv6 - news-de6.newshosting.com


UsenetServer News Servers and Ports

usenetserver

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UNS Holdings

IPv4 (US servers) - news.usenetserver.com (69.16.179.26 - 69.16.179.27)
IPv6 (US servers) - news6.usenetserver.com

Available Unencrypted ports: 23, 25, 119, 3128, 8000 and 9000

SSL (Encrypted Access) ports: 563, 443 and 8080

Usenetserver has some alternative server options that might help in troubleshooting. You are free to experiment with these to try to get better connectivity. The same ports above will apply to these servers...

IPv4 (US servers) - news-us.usenetserver.com (69.16.179.26 - 69.16.179.27)
IPv6 (US servers) - news-us6.usenetserver.com

IPv4 (NL servers) - news-eu.usenetserver.com (81.171.92.239 - 81.171.92.225)
IPv6 (NL servers) - news-eu6.usenetserver.com


Eweka News Servers and Ports

Eweka - Usenet

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: Eweka

Eweka is an independent provider with servers in the Netherlands.

Netherlands hostname - newsreader.eweka.nl – port 119 (81.171.92.219 - 81.171.92.233 - 81.171.92.205)

Netherlands hostname - sslreader.eweka.nl - port 563 (81.171.92.219 - 81.171.92.233 - 81.171.92.205)


EasyNews News Servers and Ports

easynews

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UNS Holdings

Easynews has servers located in the USA (East Coast and West Coast) and servers in the Netherlands.

To use a server address that will geolocate you to the nearest farm, the NNTP server address options are as follows:

IPv4 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news.easynews.com (69.16.1719.38 - 69.16.179.39)

IPv6 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news6.easynews.com

Ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 119, 8000 and 8080

IPv4 (US servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure.news.easynews.com (69.16.179.40 - 69.16.179.41)

IPv6 (US servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure6.news.easynews.com

SSL Ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 563, 8000 and 8080

Alternatively, They have some other server options which might help when manually optimizing your connection...

The United States server address options are as follows:

IPv4 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news.us.easynews.com (69.16.1719.38 - 69.16.179.39)

IPv6 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news6.us.easynews.com

Non-SSL Ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 119, 8000 and 8080

IPv4 (US servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure-us.news.easynews.com (69.16.179.40 - 69.16.179.41)

IPv6 (US servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure6.news.us.easynews.com

SSL ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 563, 8000, and 8080

The European server address options are as follows:

IPv4 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news.eu.easynews.com (81.171.92.197)

IPv6 (US servers) for non-SSL connections - news6.eu.easynews.com

Non-SSL ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 119, 8000 and 8080

IPv4 (NL servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure-eu.news.easynews.com (81.171.92.196)

IPv6 (NL servers) for SSL encrypted connections - secure6.news.eu.easynews.com

SSL ports 21, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 563, 8000, and 8080

The HTTP (web) server allows access to Usenet via a traditional web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. The web server interface can be accessed by logging into https://www.easynews.com and proceeding to the Members Area.


ExtremeUsenet News Servers and Ports

extremeusenet.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

ExtremeUsenet uses Dutch Usenet servers.

Netherlands hostname - news.extremeusenet.nl (85.12.14.12 - 85.12.14.11)


Tweaknews News Servers and Ports

Tweaknews - Usenet

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: TWEAKNEWS

Tweaknews is an independent provider with servers in the Netherlands.

Newserver NL: news.tweaknews.eu (176.124.71.34)


UsenetBucket News Servers and Ports

usenetbucket.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

UsenetBucket uses Dutch Usenet servers.

Netherlands servers: reader.usenetbucket.com (85.12.14.14)


Usenet.Farm News Servers and Ports

Usenet.Farm

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UsenetFarm

UsenetFarm is an independent provider with servers in the Netherlands.

Netherlands servers: news.usenet.farm (178.20.174.131)

Netherlands servers: IPv6-only - news6.usenet.farm


UsenetExpress News Servers and Ports

UsenetExpress

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UsenetExpress

UsenetExpress is an independent provider with servers in the US and Amsterdam.

US servers: news.usenetexpress.com (185.151.12.119)

NL servers: news-eu.usenetexpress.com (178.21.21.25)


NewsgroupDirect News Servers and Ports

newsgroupdirect

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: NGD

NewsgroupDirect is an independent provider with servers in United States.

United States (Virginia) - news.newsgroupdirect.com (185.151.13.117)

Standard Ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 9000
SSL Ports: 563, 80, 81


Newsdemon News Servers and Ports

newsdemon

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

Newsdemon provides Servers in Europe and USA.

Suggested server (GeoDNS load balanced to closest server to you):

United States (Virginia) - news.newsdemon.com (69.16.179.23 - 69.11.179.22)

Force NORTH AMERICAN SERVERS:

United States (Virginia) - us.newsdemon.com (69.16.179.23 - 69.11.179.22)

Force GERMAN SERVERS:

Europe (Frankfurt, DE) - eu.newsdemon.com (81.171.118.148 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.146)

Ports (non-SSL): 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
Ports (SSL): 563, 80, 81, 9119

Force DUTCH SERVERS:

Europe (Amsterdam, NL): nl.newsdemon.com (81.171.92.220)

Ports (non-SSL): 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
Ports (SSL): 563, 80, 81, 9119


Vipernews News Servers and Ports

Vipernews Home Page

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: Vipernews

Vipernews is an independent provider with servers in The Netherlands.

NL servers: news.vipernews.com (93.185.160.232)


XSNEWS News Servers and Ports

XSNews

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: XSNEWS

XSNews is an independent provider with servers in The Netherlands.

Netherlands servers - reader.xsnews.nl (94.232.116.131)


TheCubenet News Servers and Ports

thecubenet

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

TheCubenet provides Servers in Europe and USA.

US Server - news.thecubenet.com (69.16.179.20 - 69.16.179.21)

US Secure - secure.news.thecubenet.com (69.16.179.22 - 69.16.179.23)

Netherlands servers - europe.thecubenet.com (81.171.92.222 - 81.171.92.236)

Netherlands servers Securesecure.europe.thecubenet.com (81.171.92.220 - 81.171.92.234)

Normal Ports 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
Secure Ports 563, 80, 81


EasyUsenet.Nl News Servers and Ports

EasyUsenet.NL

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: XSNews

EasyUsenet.Nl provides Servers in Europe.

Netherlands servers - reader.easyusenet.nl (94.232.116.128)


PureUsenet News Servers and Ports

pureusenet.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

PureUsenet provides Servers in Europe.

Netherlands servers - news.pureusenet.nl (85.12.14.52 - 85.12.14.51)


FastUsenet News Servers and Ports

fastusenet

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

FastUsenet provides Servers in Europe and USA.

US servers - news.fastusenet.org (69.16.179.46)

US servers - secure.fastusenet.org (69.16.179.46)


Blocknews News Servers and Ports

blocknews_net

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

Blocknews provides Servers in Europe and USA.

US Server: usnews.blocknews.net (69.16.179.50)

EU Server - DE : eunews.blocknews.net (81.171.118.180)

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

IPv6 Access (Your ISP and Newsreader must support this option)

US Server: usnews-v6.blocknews.net

EU Server: eunews-v6.blocknews.net

EU Server 2: eunews2-v6.blocknews.net 


UsenetNow News Servers and Ports

usenetnow_net

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

UsenetNow provides Servers in Europe and USA.

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)

IPv6 Access (Your ISP and Newsreader must support this option):

US Server: usnews-v6.usenetnow.net

EU Server: eunews-v6.usenetnow.net

EU Server 2: eunews2-v6.usenetnow.net


FrugalUsenet News Servers and Ports

frugalusenet.com

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

FrugalUsenet provides Servers in Europe and USA.

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)

You can also connect to FrugalUsenet via IPv6 if your newsreader and ISP gets with the times and supports it. Addresses are:

US Server: news-v6.frugalusenet.com

EU Server: eunews-v6.frugalusenet.com

EU Server 2: eunews2-v6.frugalusenet.com

5EuroUsenet News Servers and Ports

5eurousenet_com_en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

5EuroUsenet provides Servers in Europe.

NL Server: reader.5eurousenet.com (37.48.66.172)


XLNED News Servers and Ports

XLned

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

XLNED provides Servers in Europe.

Newserver NL: news.xlned.com (85.12.14.32 - 85.12.14.31)