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 (NSP) along with secure (SSL) and standard (un-encrypted) ports.

NewsHosting

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

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

Eweka - Usenet

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: Eweka

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

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

extremeusenet.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

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


Tweaknews

Tweaknews - Usenet

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: TWEAKNEWS

Newserver NL: news.tweaknews.eu (176.124.71.34)


UsenetBucket

usenetbucket.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

Netherlands servers: reader.usenetbucket.com (85.12.14.14)


Usenet.Farm

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

UsenetExpress

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: UsenetExpress

UsenetExpress is an independent provider with servers in United States

US servers: news.usenetexpress.com (185.151.12.119)


NewsgroupDirect

newsgroupdirect

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

All three NewsgroupDirect servers use UNS Holdings backbones.

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

Europe (Amsterdam, NL) - nl.newsgroupdirect.com (81.171.92.234 - 81.171.92.220)

Europe (Frankfurt, DE) - de.newsgroupdirect.com(81.171.118.148 - 81.171.118.147 - 81.171.118.146)

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


Newsdemon

newsdemon

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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

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

XSNews

TIER-1 Provider

Backbone: XSNEWS

Netherlands servers - reader.xsnews.nl (94.232.116.131)


TheCubeNet

thecubenet

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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

EasyUsenet.NL

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: XSNews

Netherlands servers - reader.easyusenet.nl (94.232.116.128)


PureUsenet

pureusenet.en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

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


FastUsenet

fastusenet

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

US servers - news.fastusenet.org (69.16.179.46)

US servers - secure.fastusenet.org (69.16.179.46)


Blocknews

blocknews_net

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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

usenetnow_net

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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

frugalusenet.com

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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

5eurousenet_com_en

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: UNS Holdings

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


XLNED

XLned

Usenet Reseller

Backbone: Base-IP

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


UsenetLink

UsenetLink

PRIMARY server: prime.usenetlink.com (136.243.166.152)

Port: 563, 443 or 22 for SSL / 23, 80 or 119 without SSL.