January Terabyte Tuesday

Terabyte Tuesday from NewsgroupDirect

The first Terabyte Tuesday of 2014 is here! It’s the best deal in usenet, and for the next 48 hours we’re selling our 1 TB blocks for $35. That’s a savings of $65 per block. This edition of Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EST on January 14 until 12 AM EST on January 16.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 1,975 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 January 14 until 12 AM EST on January 16. 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.

Holiday Usenet Sale from NewsgroupDirect

Holiday Usenet Sale 2013

Happy Holidays from all of us here at NewsgroupDirect! You have made 2013 a great year for us, and we hope that it has been prosperous for you too.

We’re having a Holiday sale to close out 2013. This year we’re serving up our 1 TB usenet blocks for just $40 and our 2 TB blocks for $60. The sale runs until 12 AM EST on January 5, 2014.  All plans have access to our world-class retention (currently over 1,950 days), speed, completion, and our industry-leading customer service. Hint hint: keep watching our blog because we plan to offer a couple of additional deals before the Holiday Sale is over. 

NewsgroupDirect blocks never expire and can be shared with friends. Feel free to buy multiple blocks if you want to take advantage of the discount.

How To Purchase

Simply visit our Pricing page to see the sales. Current customers can login and click Add Block.

Special Discounts on VPN Access

Ghost Path still has a couple of deals going on for NewsgroupDirect customers. You can pay $3/month (for first 3 months, then $6) or $35/year. These rates will expire at the end of 2013 as well.

Be Notified 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.

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 12 AM EST on January 5. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires.

Exciting Usenet Infrastructure Updates

Frankfurt Usenet Server

We’ve been working hard this year on several behind-the-scenes updates that will improve the usenet experience for all NGD customers. We’ve added additional capacity, a new server location, and improved our header retention. Read on for details!

Frankfurt Usenet Server

NewsgroupDirect has had servers in both the US and Europe (Amsterdam) for years. Today we’re excited to announce the arrival of our new servers in Frankfurt. If the Frankfurt server is closer to you than the Amsterdam server then we suggest switching to it because your connection speeds will likely improve a bit.

New Server Addresses

We have new server addresses for you to use in your software. We no longer require a separate server address for connecting to SSL. This should simplify things quite a bit for our customers. Here is the updated list of server addresses and ports.

us.newsgroupdirect.com – United States (Virginia)
Standard Ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 9000
SSL Ports: 563, 80, 81

nl.newsgroupdirect.com – Europe (Amsterdam, NL)
Standard Ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 9000
SSL Ports: 563, 80, 81

de.newsgroupdirect.com – Europe (Frankfurt, DE)
Standard Ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 9000
SSL Ports: 563, 80, 81

The existing server addresses will continue to function just as they always have, the only difference being that the old EU server address now point to Frankfurt instead of Amsterdam.

Full Header Retention

As of today our binary article retention is reaching 2,000 days. In recent years our header retention has been much smaller than article retention, making it necessary to have a message-id to be able to access the oldest articles. We are now offering header retention to match our binary retention.

Over the next few weeks we will be migrating all user accounts to the new header system. When your account is migrated any headers you have previously downloaded will stop working. You can simply delete the old headers and download the new headers to get going again. Just email our support team and we can help with any problems that you may have.

We are always looking to improve upon our offering and make sure that we continue to be the best usenet company in the world. Thanks to our amazing customers for the continued support!

Terabyte Tuesday for November

Terabyte Tuesday from NewsgroupDirect

It’s Terabyte Tuesday, and that means the best deal in usenet is back! For the next 48 hours we’re selling our 1 TB blocks for $35. That’s a savings of $65 per block. This edition of Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EST on November 12 until 12 AM EST on November 14.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 1,915 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 November 12 until 12 AM EST on November 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.

Third Annual Blocktoberfest + Free Usenet Giveaway

Third Annual Blocktoberfest Usenet Sale

Blocktoberfest is NewsgroupDirect’s month long celebration of usenet. Our third annual Blocktoberfest usenet sale is live now, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. We are discounting our 500 GB blocks to just $20, a savings of $40 over the regular price. We’re also discounting our mega-sized 2 TB block to just $70 (regular price $200). Block accounts are shareable and never expire.

Tweet for Blocks Promotion

We are excited to introduce a new promotion that we’re calling “Tweet for Blocks”. If you use Twitter and tweet about NewsgroupDirect then we will give you a free usenet block. The more followers you have on Twitter, the more we will give you.

Here’s how it works. Tweet a link to http://bit.ly/1a5mwyA and mention @newsgroupdirect. Here’s an example tweet that we just sent. Feel free to retweet it to enter.

Once you have sent a tweet send an email to support@newsgroupdirect.com with your Twitter account and we’ll verify everything and award your free block. Tweet for Blocks will run until 11:59PM EDT on October 31.

Here’s the breakdown of how much free usenet you can get.

  • Under 100 followers – 1 GB free
  • 101 – 200 followers – 5 GB free
  • 201 – 500 followers – 25 GB free
  • Over 500 followers – 100 GB free

You will need an active NewsgroupDirect account to get a free block, but new customers are welcome to create a new block account and then send the tweet.

How To Purchase

Sale prices are available to everyone. New customers can simply visit our Pricing page. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Get Notified

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

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 12 AM EST on November 5. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale prices are available to both new and existing customers. You are free to purchase multiple blocks. Coupons do not apply to sale prices. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 2 TB purchase will actually give you 2.2 TB, or 2,200 GB. 

Tweet for Blocks runs through October 31, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT. Sorry, but @ mentions directed solely to us don’t qualify. Only 1 free block per NewsgroupDirect account. You must have an active NewsgroupDirect account to get the free block. Subscription accounts are eligible too. Old Free 1 GB usenet accounts do not qualify. Also, tweets from Protected Twitter accounts don’t qualify as we can’t verify them.

Blocktober Terabyte Tuesday

Terabyte Tuesday

Blocktober is back, and it starts with a new Terabyte Tuesday! We are keeping the 2-day format again and we have lowered the price to $35. That’s a savings of $65 per block. This edition of Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EDT on October 15 until 12 AM EDT on October 17. Terabyte Tuesday is still the best deal in usenet, and we’re pushing it even further.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 1,885 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 EDT on October 15 until 12 AM EDT on October 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.

NewsgroupDirect’s Fall Block Sale

Fall Block Sale

Fall is here at NewsgroupDirect HQ. To celebrate we are having our Fall Block Sale. For the next few days we are discounting our 500 GB blocks to just $20, a savings of $40 over the regular price. We’re also discounting our mega-sized 2 TB block for just $70 (regular price $200). You choose how much you need.

Block accounts are shareable and never expire.

How To Purchase

Sale prices are available to everyone. New customers can simply visit our Pricing page. Existing block customers can login to our website and click Add Block.

Get Notified

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

The Fine Print

The sale runs until 12 AM EST on October 4. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. The sale prices are available to both new and existing customers. You are free to purchase multiple blocks. Coupons do not apply to sale prices. All blocks receive a 10% allowance for headers, so a 2 TB purchase will actually give you 2.2 TB, or 2,200 GB.