NewsGroupDirect: A Usenet Provider With Inexpensive Block Accounts

by Grey One •

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Launched in 2004, NewsGroupDirect is a reliable Dutch Usenet provider offers the Highwinds news feed. This company has good customer support. They specialize in offering inexpensive block accounts. For example, you can get 50GB for $9, and a 500 GB block is priced at $35.

Here what’s the company has to say about their block accounts:

Our blocks never expire and do not renew automatically. All of our usenet blocks include: 3,314 days of binary retention, no expiration date, free posting, free headers, header compression, and the ability to share with your friends.

They also offer a free 7-day trial but not for block accounts — here’s the fine print:

Free trials are available to customers paying by US credit card only. Only new customers will qualify for the free trial period. Block accounts are also not eligible for the free trial. Your card will be charged for the full purchase price immediately. If you choose to cancel your membership within 7 days and before 15GB of usage then we will refund your charge in full, no questions asked. Simply contact us to request your refund.

This provider only has servers in the USA.

Usenet Service Summary

  • Link: NewsGroupDirect
  • Headquarters: USA
  • Server locations: USA, Netherlands and Germany
  • Backbone: UNS Holdings
  • Retention: 3306 days
  • Connections: 50
  • SSL connections: Yes
  • Download limit: unlimited
  • Max. Speed: uncapped
  • Price: $7.75 USD per month
  • Payment types: Credit Cards, Worldpay and Paypal payments.
  • Trial: 7 days
  • Block accounts: Yes
  • Account sharing: Yes

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