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Friday Twitter Giveaway

Hold on to your hats kids… NewsgroupDirect is going to give away a free unlimited usenet account today. All you have to do to enter is tag a tweet with the hashtag #newsgroupdirect. You can enter multiple times, so every time you tweet the hashtag #newsgroupdirect you will be entered in the drawing. The contest…Continue reading →

Follow Us on Twitter!

If you aren’t following us on Twitter at @newsgroupdirect, then what are you waiting for? We use our Twitter account for everything from announcing blog articles to customer support. Or you can just hit us up and start a conversation, we love talking with our users.

Usenet Guide for Mac Users

We’ve just launched a new feature on our website, our Usenet Guide for Mac Users. This guide gives Mac users everything they need to know to get started with usenet. Be sure to check it out and let us know if you have any other tips to add to it.

20% Discount for Verizon Refugees

Verizon recently announced that they were discontinuing their free usenet access. To ease the pain we have decided to offer a 20% discount to any Verizon customer. Just signup with your Verizon email address and enter coupon code ngd495829 to get the discount. This coupon code will only be valid for a couple of weeks.…Continue reading →

PlanetNewsgroup Is Now Part of NewsgroupDirect

NewsgroupDirect is pleased to announce that PlanetNewsgroup is now part of NewsgroupDirect. All customers of PlanetNewsgroup are now customers of NewsgroupDirect. PlanetNewsgroup customers now have access to all of the features that NewsgroupDirect customers enjoy, including SSL-encrypted access, 350+ day retention, 20 simultaneous connections, etc. As always, all of our customers, including our new PlanetNewsgroup…Continue reading →

Newsrover 14.2 Now Available

We have just uploaded the latest version of Newsrover to the Member’s area. Please login now and update. Let us know if you have any problems.

NewsgroupDirect Announces 400 Days Retention Plan

Continuing to up the ante, NewsgroupDirect is happy to announce that we are now spooling to 400 days retention. We currently are at about 300 days, so in about 3 months or so we’ll hit our goal of 400 days. We have about 200 days of retention available in headers, with another hundred days or…Continue reading →

Retention Increased to 200 Days!

The NewsgroupDirect team is excited to announce that we are now at 200 days retention, and still growing. 200 days worth of retention is accessible through message id… so if you use nzb files or search using a newsreader with that capability then you’ll be able to fully utilize the retention. Retention through headers is…Continue reading →