Independence Day One-Day Sale

Independence Day Sale

It’s Independence Day in the US, and we’re celebrating with a one-day sale on our 250 GB blocks. Today only you can pick them up for just $10. The sale will end at midnight EST tonight.

Our 250 GB usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 2,140 days), speed, completion, VPN access, and our industry-leading customer service. NewsgroupDirect blocks never expire, so you can buy as many blocks as you want and never worry about losing them. NewsgroupDirect blocks are also shareable, so you can buy a block and share with your friends.

How To Purchase

New customers can simply visit our Deal of the Week page. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EST on July 4 until 11:59 PM EST. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale price is available to both new and existing customers. You are free to purchase multiple 250 GB blocks if you choose. Coupons (new or existing) do not apply to special rates on Terabyte Tuesday. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 250 GB purchase will actually give you 275 GB.

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 make our service as good as possible.

Zendesk
We have always strived to have the best customer support experience in the usenet world, and Zendesk has been a key to making that possible. We experimented with a few different helpdesk solutions in our early years, but moved to Zendesk as soon as it became available back in 2007/2008 and haven’t looked back. Using Zendesk our team can handle support requests more efficiently than was ever possible with previous helpdesk solutions.

Wordpress

Like almost everyone we have settled on WordPress as our blogging platform. It’s as well-made as it is ubiquitous. Before WordPress we didn’t consider blogging… that’s how good WordPress is.

Basecamp

Basecamp is the world’s best project management software. We use it to manage all aspects of our company, from to-do lists to the many projects that we have going at any given time. Over the last couple of years they have added high-quality mobile apps as well, which helps the team on the go.

Rackspace

We have used Rackspace for our hosting for the last 5 years or so. Once cloud hosting became readily available we immediately went in that direction instead of relying on dedicated servers. We’ve found that Rackspace has fantastic support as well, which has come in handy many times.

CakePHP

At our core we are a web development company. Development is what we do and it’s what we love to do. We started out back in the early 2000’s using PHP as our language of choice. Over time other languages, like Ruby, have become more popular choices for web dev, but we’ve been able to stick with PHP thanks to the awesome PHP framework CakePHP. CakePHP gives PHP the power and ease of use that newer languages have without having to rewrite our entire codebase.

 #NGD10 Rolls On

Just a reminder that #NGD10 is still going on through the rest of June. We’ve giving away 5 free unlimited accounts for 1 year each Friday, including this Friday, June 27. Just email support@newsgroupdirect.com with subject #NGD10 to enter. Be sure to include your name.

 

NewsgroupDirect Turns 10!

NewsgroupDirect 10 Year Anniversary

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!

How We’re Celebrating

Unlimited Usenet SaleDeals! We will have fantastic deals throughout the month. Right now we have unlimited accounts available for $60/year (or $10/month). That deal will end on June 14 and will be replaced by another great promotion.

Giveaways! Each Friday in June we’re going to be giving away 5 free usenet accounts. These will be unlimited accounts and will be valid for a year. Enter now for the June 20th giveaway.

Behind the Scenes! We will give our loyal fans some unprecedented access to how we work at NewsgroupDirect. We’ve never done anything like this before, so we’re excited!

Get Updates

Our mailing list members are always the first to hear about what we have going on. For example, the first 2 giveaways were announced only to the mailing list. I highly recommend you join both the Terabyte Tuesday list and the Happy Hour list. We won’t spam you, ever.

You should also Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Use #NGD10 to keep up with everything related to our 10 year celebration.

THANK YOU!

Again, thank you to the best customers in the world. You’re amazing!

Terabyte Tuesday for May

Terabyte Tuesday

The best deal in usenet is back! For the next 48 hours we’re discounting our 1 TB blocks to just $35. That’s a savings of $65 per block. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EST on May 13 until 12 AM EST on May 14.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 2,095 days), speed, completion, VPN access, and our industry-leading customer service. NewsgroupDirect blocks never expire, so you can buy as many blocks as you want and never worry about losing them. NewsgroupDirect blocks are also shareable, so you can buy a block and share with your friends.

How To Purchase

New customers can simply visit our Terabyte Tuesday page. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Want to be the first in line to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions? Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list. We respect your privacy, so you’ll only receive notifications about Terabyte Tuesday.

We also now have a dedicated Happy Hour mailing list. Happy Hour is our newest promotion where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month. Join the mailing list if you’re interested.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EST on May 13 until 12 AM EST on May 14. 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 (1000 Gigabyte) accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose. Coupons (new or existing) do not apply to special rates on Terabyte Tuesday. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 1 TB purchase will actually give you 1.1 TB, or 1,100 GB.

T-shirts! Get Your T-shirts!

T-shirt giveaway

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 to support@newsgroupdirect.com with the following info:

Name
Address
Shirt size

2. Retweet the following. Make sure that you’re following us so we can DM you.

We’re only shipping to the US and Canada, so please keep that in mind. We’ll accept entries until April 25th at midnight EST.

Heartbleed Update

Heartbleed

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.

For those who may not have heard, the Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library that is widely used across the web.

NewsgroupDirect is fully committed to the security and privacy of our customers. If you have any questions about Heartbleed then feel free to contact us.

April 2014 Terabyte Tuesday

Terabyte Tuesday

Forget Tax Day, it’s Terabyte Tuesday! It’s the best deal in usenet — for the next 48 hours we’re selling our 1 TB blocks for $35. That’s a savings of $65 per block. Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EST on April 15 until 12 AM EST on April 17.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 2,065 days), speed, completion, VPN access, and our industry-leading customer service. NewsgroupDirect blocks never expire, so you can buy as many blocks as you want and never worry about losing them. NewsgroupDirect blocks are also shareable, so you can buy a block and share with your friends.

How To Purchase

New customers can simply visit our Terabyte Tuesday page. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Want to be the first in line to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions? Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list. We respect your privacy, so you’ll only receive notifications about Terabyte Tuesday.

We also now have a dedicated Happy Hour mailing list. Happy Hour is our newest promotion where we offer a deep discount for a couple of hours, 3-4 times per month. Join the mailing list if you’re interested.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 12 AM EST on April 15 until 12 AM EST on April 17. 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 (1000 Gigabyte) accounts. You are free to purchase multiple 1 TB blocks if you choose. Coupons (new or existing) do not apply to special rates on Terabyte Tuesday. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 1 TB purchase will actually give you 1.1 TB, or 1,100 GB.

Spring Usenet Sale + Xbox One Giveway

Spring Usenet Sale

Our Spring usenet sale is live now, and it’s a big one! We’re giving away an Xbox One Titanfall bundle in conjunction with the sale. This time we’re offering our huge 2 TB blocks for $60 and our 500 GB blocks for $25. The sale runs until 12 AM EST on April 7, 2014.

Xbox One Titanfall Bundle Giveaway

Xbox One Titanfall BundleWe’re excited about this. We’re giving away an Xbox One Titanfall bundle ($500 value) in connection with this usenet sale. Entering the contest is easy; just purchase one of the items that we have on sale to automatically be entered. You can also email us your name and address to enter for free.

 

About NewsgroupDirect Usenet Blocks

NewsgroupDirect usenet blocks are the best you can buy. Here’s why:

  • Our blocks never expire, so you can buy as many blocks as you want and never worry about losing them.
  • Our blocks are shareable, so you can get together with friends and share.
  • All NGD customers get access to discounts on VPN access over at Ghost Path.
  • Our usenet blocks have access to NewsgroupDirect’s best features, including our world-class retention (currently over 2,050 days), speed, completion, and our industry-leading customer service.

How To Purchase

New customers can go to our Pricing page to purchase. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

Want to be the first in line to find out about Terabyte Tuesday and our other awesome promotions? Join our Terabyte Tuesday mailing list.

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 12 AM EST on April 7. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires.

Usenet blocks: sale price is available to both new and existing customers. You are free to purchase as many blocks as you’d like and share them. Coupons (new or existing) do not apply to these special rates. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 2 TB purchase will actually give you 2.2 TB.

Xbox One Giveaway: No purchase necessary to enter. You can enter for free by emailing your name, email address, and mailing address to support@newsgroupdirect.com. Please use the subject “Giveaway Entry”. Microsoft and EA are not sponsors in this promotion. Winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the end of promotion and will receive prize within 2 weeks of notification.