February Terabyte Tuesday

Terabyte Tuesday from NewsgroupDirect

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. This edition of Terabyte Tuesday will last for 2 days, from 12 AM EST on February 18 until 12 AM EST on February 20.

Our 1 Terabyte usenet block has access to our world-class retention (currently over 2,010 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 February 18 until 12 AM EST on February 20. 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.

Happy Hour Sale on February 13

Usenet Happy Hour

It’s a primetime Happy Hour! This sale is from 9 PM until 11 PM EDT on February 13 — Primetime for the US.

As usual, we don’t announce what the sale will be ahead of time, so you will have to watch the Happy Hour page to find out what the offer is.

How To Purchase

You should watch the Happy Hour page to see what the special offer will be. If you have any questions during the sale then feel free to contact our support team.

Want To Know About Future Promotions?

We have a new mailing list dedicated to our Happy Hour promotion. Join the list here and know about all upcoming Happy Hours.

The Fine Print

The sale runs from 9 PM until 11 PM EDT on February 13. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires. 

2,000 Days of Usenet Retention

2000 days binary 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.

Retention increases are due primarily to the lower costs of hardware. In 2004 hard drive storage averaged about $1.50/GB. Now it’s more like $0.04/GB (around 97% cheaper!). NNTP systems are much more complicated than just buying up a bunch of disks, but the cost trend is what’s important.

To celebrate this milestone we’ve have a short sale on our biggest usenet block, the 2 TB behemoth. From now until 12 AM EST on February 9 11, 2013 you can get our 2 TB blocks for just $60.

NewsgroupDirect blocks never expire, so you can buy as many blocks as you want and never worry about losing them. All of our blocks are shareable, so you can get together with friends and share. Plus, all NGD customers get access to discounts on VPN access over at Ghost Path.

UPDATE – February 8, 2013 – Due to popular demand we’ve decided to extend the sale for 2 more days. The sale now ends at 12 AM EST on February 11.

 

How To Purchase

500 GB Block – New customers can go to our Deal of the Week 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 February 9. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires.

2 TB block: 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.

Winter 2014 Usenet Block Sale

Winter Usenet Sale

Today we’re announcing our Winter block sale, where we’re offering our 500 GB blocks for just $20. The sale runs until 12 AM EST on February 5, 2013. The 500 GB blocks have access to our world-class retention (currently over 1,985 days), speed, completion, 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. All of our blocks are shareable, so you can get together with friends and share. Plus, all NGD customers get access to discounts on VPN access over at Ghost Path.

How To Purchase

500 GB Block – New customers can go to our Deal of the Week 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 February 5. No sale prices will be honored after the sale expires.

500 GB block: 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 500 GB purchase will actually give you 550 GB.

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.