Category Archives: News

New Milestone for Usenet Retention

Today we reached a new milestone! Our binary retention has crossed the 2,200 day mark. It’s always exciting when we reach nice round numbers like 2,000 days or 2,200 days. It’s a good time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a company (and an industry). Thanks to our amazing customers for making this continued growth and improvement possible. We couldn’t do it without you!

23rd Anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s Announcement of the WWW on Usenet

Today is an important date in the history of both usenet and the world-wide-web. On August 6, 1991 Tim Berners-Lee (while working at CERN in Switzerland) announced his idea for the WorldWideWeb on the usenet group alt.hypertext. The post was one of the most important steps in bringing the modern communication age into existence.

IMPORTANT: NewsgroupDirect Security Breach

There has been a recent data breach at NewsgroupDirect. This is an ongoing investigation and things may change, but as of now we believe that someone unauthorized was able to gain access to our systems between May 1, 2014 and July 8, 2014 (tentative dates). We believe that only new accounts created during this time period…Continue reading →

How We Work at NewsgroupDirect

As part of #NGD10 we’ve decided to do something that we’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. We’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the tools that we use everyday. These are the tools, apps and technology that we rely on to make sure to keep our team in sync, and therefore to…Continue reading →

NewsgroupDirect Turns 10!

NewsgroupDirect opened for business in May 2004. The last 10 years have been an incredible experience for the entire NGD team. We’ve seen a lot of change in our industry. We’ve seen competitors come and go. But our fantastic customers have been there the whole time. We want to thank you for all of your support… without you we wouldn’t be having this celebration. Here’s to the next 10 years!

T-shirts! Get Your T-shirts!

We were doing a little spring cleaning around the office today when we found an extra box of NewsgroupDirect t-shirts. So we’re giving them away. How To Get A T-Shirt There are two ways to enter. You can use one or both methods for entering, but don’t do either more than once. 1. Send an email…Continue reading →

Heartbleed Update

This is just a quick update related to the Heartbleed bug that was revealed recently. All NewsgroupDirect servers were fully patched within 3 days of Heartbleed’s announcement.

2,000 Days of Usenet Retention

Today we officially hit the milestone of offering 2,000 days of binary usenet retention. 10 years ago, when NewsgroupDirect was just getting started, the industry standard for retention was 12-24 days. It’s amazing how far things have progressed since then.