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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.

Exciting Usenet Infrastructure Updates

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.

Block Accounts are Now Shareable!

Big news for block usenet users. NewsgroupDirect block accounts are now shareable. You are free to share your block accounts with your friends and family, however you see fit. This has been our most requested feature and we’re excited to be able to launch it.