Category Archives: News

Usenet Retention Reaches 4 Years

Break out the champagne! NewsgroupDirect is proud to announce that our usenet retention just reached another milestone. We have no surpassed 4 YEARS of retention. Maybe we should start advertising retention in terms of years instead of days? We’re not stopping at 4 years, we’ll continue increasing retention every single day.

Retention is Now Up To 1350 Days

We just wanted to provide a quick update on our retention statistics. Today we passed the 1350 days mark for binary retention… that’s about 3.7 YEARS. Hooray for technology!

Usenet Block Blowout 35% Off Sale!

For the next 3 days you can get your usenet block access for 35% off! All block accounts, from our starter 25 GB block to our ultimate 1 TB block, are on sale. The sale runs from 12 PM Friday, September 23 until 12 PM Monday, September 26.

NewsgroupDirect Reaches 1000 Days of Retention

Today, we are pleased to announce that NewsgroupDirect has passed the 1000 day retention threshold. It was just a few years ago that 24 days of retention seemed like so much. 1000 days of retention means that we now have articles on our servers from nearly 3 years ago.

New Block Pricing & 33% Off Sale!

We’re excited to announce our new, lower priced block usenet accounts. We’ve dropped the price on every block account by at least 20%. We’ve also created 2 new block account options, a 250 GB level and a 1000 GB level.

Announcing Our Member Rewards Program

Ready to earn a little extra cash? Good, because that’s exactly what our Member Rewards Program is designed to help you do. Starting today our customers can begin earning credits toward the NewsgroupDirect accounts. Our rewards program is unique in the usenet industry and another example of how we take better care of our customers than anyone else.

Text Group Downsizing Discussion

The Big 8 is considering downsizing 198 text groups that they perceive as not being used. Please reply back to them in news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, or news.groups if you believe that those groups should be kept. Discussion on the removal of the groups is expected to last at least 8 weeks.

Binary Retention Reaches 810 Days

Our binary retention continues to climb into the stratosphere. We have zoomed past 800 days and are currently around 810 days and growing – that’s OVER 2 YEARS of articles. At a lowball average of 1.5 TB/day for the usenet feed, that means that our servers house an astounding 1.2 petabytes of data.