Today We Reach 3,000 Days Binary Retention

3000 days of binary retention

Today we have reached a new milestone in usenet performance. We have officially hit 3,000 days of binary retention. That means that no article posted in the last 3,000 days has been lost due to a lack of storage space.

Usenet feeds (the continuous flow of usenet articles being posted worldwide) have continued to grow in size over the years, requiring vast amounts of high-speed storage. Despite the ever-increasing costs we have committed to a policy of unlimited retention, which means that our retention will continue to grow indefinitely. Long gone are the days of deleting articles for the sake of storage space.

Just to put 3,000 days into context… that’s about 8.22 years or 100 months. Here are some fun facts about day 1 of our retention, August 15, 2008.

  • George W. Bush was President of the United States
  • Michael Phelps won his sixth gold medal of the Beijing Olympic Games in the 200M Individual Medley
  • The Tampa Bay Rays were in 1st place in the AL East. 2008 was their first year as the “Rays”, they were previously the “Devil Rays”
  • Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” was the number 1 song in the US

Flash Sale

To celebrate this milestone we’re offering our unlimited usenet accounts (no VPN) for just $7/month. For block usenet users, you can get 500 GB for $20, a big discount off the regular price of $45. The sale runs today only until 11:59 PM ET.

How To Purchase

New customers:
To purchase the $7 unlimited account go to our Deal of the Week page.
To purchase the 500 GB block, go to our Pricing page.

Existing block customers:
If you want to purchase a block at the discounted rate then login to our website and click Add Block.
If you want to upgrade to the $7 unlimited deal then just email [email protected] and we’ll take care of you.

Why NewsgroupDirect?

NewsgroupDirect is the World’s Best Usenet provider. We have the best features in the industry, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 3,000 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 11:59 PM EDT on November 1. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. Current unlimited accountholders are not eligible for the $7 unlimited account. 

Blocktober 2016 Terabyte Tuesday

The Blocktoberfest Usenet Sale

It’s Blocktober, and we’re celebrating with a super-sized Terabyte Tuesday! This is your chance to buy our game-changing 1 TB (1000 GB) blocks for just $40. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 5 days, from 12 AM EDT on October 18 until 11:59 PM EDT on October 22.

How To Purchase

You can purchase here => Terabyte Tuesday

Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Why Choose NGD for Your Usenet Blocks?

NewsgroupDirect blocks include access to all of our best features, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,985 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EDT on October 18 until 11:59 PM EST on October 22. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. Sale only applies to 1 Terabyte accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose.

Unlimited Usenet One Day Special

Fire Deal from NewsgroupDirecty

We’re doing something that we’ve never done before. On August 16, for 24 hours, we’re offering unlimited usenet accounts for just $5.50/month. It’s the best price that we’ve been able to offer for years, and we may never be able to offer it again. The $5.50 rate will be good for the life of your account.

How To Purchase

New customers can purchase from our Pricing page. Existing block customers should email [email protected] and we’ll take care of you. The promotion pricing will not be visible until August 16.

Why NewsgroupDirect?

NewsgroupDirect is the World’s Best Usenet provider. We have the best features in the industry, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,915 days)
  • Multiple server farms around the world
  • No limits, no throttling
  • SSL encrpypted connections
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EDT on August 16 until 11:59 PM EDT on August 16. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. Current unlimited accountholders are not eligible for the $5.50 unlimited account. 

Christmas in July

Christmas in July from NewsgroupDirect

It’s Christmas in July! For the next week we’re offering some of the best usenet deals of the year. We’re having the biggest sale on unlimited usenet accounts in a long time… just $7/month for all the usenet you can use. For block usenet users, you can get 500 GB for $20 or 2 TB for $70, both are huge discounts over the regular prices.

Christmas in July will last for 7 days, from 12 PM EDT on July 21 until 11:59 PM EDT on July 28.

How To Purchase

New customers can purchase from our Pricing page.

Existing block customers:
If you want to purchase a block at the discounted rate then login to our website and click Add Block.
If you want to upgrade to the $7 unlimited deal then just email [email protected] and we’ll take care of you.

Why NewsgroupDirect?

NewsgroupDirect is the World’s Best Usenet provider. We have the best features in the industry, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,897 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 PM EDT on July 21 until 11:59 PM EDT on July 28. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. Current unlimited accountholders are not eligible for the $7 unlimited account. 

June 2016 Terabyte Tuesday

It's Happening

The best deal in usenet starts today! Terabyte Tuesday is your chance to buy our game-changing 1 TB (1000 GB) blocks for just $40. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 3 4 days, from 12 AM EDT on June 21 until 11:59 PM EDT on June 24.

How To Purchase

You can purchase here => Terabyte Tuesday

Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Why Choose NGD for Your Usenet Blocks?

NewsgroupDirect blocks include access to all of our best features, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,860 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EDT on June 21 until 11:59 PM EST on June 24. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. Sale only applies to 1 Terabyte accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose.

April 2016 Terabyte Tuesday

It's Happening

The best deal in usenet starts today! Terabyte Tuesday is your chance to buy our game-changing 1 TB (1000 GB) blocks for just $40. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 3 days, from 12 AM EDT on April 26 until 11:59 PM EDT on April 28.

How To Purchase

You can purchase here => Terabyte Tuesday

Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Why Buy A TBT Block from NGD?

NewsgroupDirect blocks include access to all of our best features, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,730 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EDT on April 26 until 11:59 PM EST on April 28. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. Sale only applies to 1 Terabyte accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose.

March Madness 2 TB Block Sale

March Madness Sale

The best sports week of the year tips off in just a couple of hours. We love March Madness at NGD, and we’re big UNC fans.


To celebrate the start of the NCAA Tournament (and St. Patrick’s Day), we’re kicking off a weeklong sale on our 2 TB usenet blocks. You will be able to purchase our 2 TB blocks for $70. Regular price is $150. The sale will last until 11:59 PM EDT on March 23.

How To Purchase

You can purchase here => Deal of the Week

Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

NewsgroupDirect is the best Usenet Provider in the World

Our blocks give you access to the best features at NewsgroupDirect, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,770 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 11:59 PM EST on March 23. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. Sale only applies to 2 Terabyte accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 2 TB blocks if you choose.

The First Terabyte Tuesday of 2016

Terabyte Tuesday

The world’s greatest usenet sale is back for another year. Today we’re launching the first Terabyte Tuesday of 2016. Terabyte Tuesday is your chance to get our famous 1 TB (1000 GB) blocks for just $40. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 3 days, from 12 AM EDT on February 9 until 11:59 PM EDT on February 11.

How To Purchase

You can purchase here => Terabyte Tuesday

Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Why NewsgroupDirect?

NewsgroupDirect blocks give you access to all of the best features at NewsgroupDirect, including:

  • World-class Binary Retention (currently over 2,730 days)
  • Our blocks never expire, so you can stock up and not worry about losing what you’ve paid for
  • Our blocks are shareable. Split purchases with your friends to pay even less
  • Our blocks include free headers, no more using your data allowance for headers.
  • Discounts on Ghost Path VPN access
  • Industry-leading customer service

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Join one (or both) of our mailing lists, depending on your interests. We respect your privacy… so no spam, ever.

Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list if you want to be the first to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions.

Join our Happy Hour mailing list if you want to be notified about our lightning sales, where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EDT on February 9 until 11:59 PM EST on February 11. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. Sale only applies to 1 Terabyte accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose.