What is important when it comes choosing a Usenet provider? Rentention is no longer of much importance since most of the content gets DMCA’ed after 48 hours or less. But there are other features to look for.
- Speed – many provider offer different account typeswith different speed limits. It all depends on your internet connection speed.
- Backbone – many provider just resell Usenet access from a big Usenet company. If you are going to get more than one provider, you should choose one on a different backbone.
- Privacy – not logging your download activity is a common feature that many provider promise. We recommend not to share to much person information with your provider. Some need only your email address and a password.
- Payment – to keep at least some level of anonymity we recommend bitcoin as a payment option. Please do not use PayPal, they share your home address with the selling party. Who needs that when buying a digital service.
- Price – thanks to a lot of competition in the usenet market, you can get access pretty cheap. In most cases you to not need to pay more than 8 USD a month. If you want to save extra watch out for black Friday deals we will be listing on this site when the time comes.
- Encryption – Acces via SSL is a must and most providers support it. No need for your ISP to know what you are downloading.
- Bandwidth Option – some provider offer bandwidth option meaning you can sell for example one terabyte of download traffic and use it up in your own pace. This is handy if you buy a second or third account for backup purposes. If your main provider deleted parts of the content you want to download you backup provider might still have these parts available.