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Cyber Monday Deals Are Here!

November 28th, 2016

With the tremendous success we had with our Black Friday specials, we’re bringing them back for Cyber Monday!

Save big, with new deals being posted every hour. Hurry, as the deals are already underway





NewsDemon now with SlickVPN Takes Your Privacy Seriously

July 11th, 2016


Privacy.  It’s not just a modern issue.


In 1933, Germany’s President Hindenburg signed the Reichstagsbrandverordnung, or Reichstag Fire Decree.  Historians regard this decree as one of the key steps leading to the establishment of a one-party Nazi state in Germany.  It not only nullified many German civil liberties, but also suppressed publications considered unfriendly to the government.  Ferdinand Schlingensiepen’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer– one of Hitler’s leading critics– stated quite simply that the decree meant that “the right to privacy of communication by mail or telephone no longer existed.”


Today, the Privacy Coalition is an impressive nonpartisan group of  member organizations:  consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology supporters, who have all take the Privacy Coalitions Privacy Pledge.  Privacy Coalition members take individual privacy seriously.


Not everyone seems to agree it’s a problem, however.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was quoted in an article in The Guardian saying, “People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people… That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.”  Of course, Facebook makes millions selling member information, and Zuckerberg’s words could be regarded as self-serving.  The fact is that Facebook has been criticized again and again about the  highly controversial privacy settings for Facebook members.

Disagreements aside, The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is clear:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”

Freedom to read what you want, to hear what you want, and to view what you want has never been more important as more and more entities gather, collect, and monitor online activities as part of their daily business.

That’s why NewsDemon is proud to once again show why they are true privacy advocates.

NewsDemon is America’s #1 Premium Usenet Provider, with secure, private and unlimited Usenet access.

  • You’ve long been able to find, download, and keep virtually whatever you want over 50 (256 bit) SSL connections with NewsDemon.
  • You also may not have known that NewsDemon members are allowed to delete all account information after signing up– while your account remains active until the end of your paid term.

  • You may not have known as well that NewsDemon is one of the only known providers to allow Bitcoin, checks, money orders– even cash– to pay for your membership.

  • And now NewsDemon users enjoy another layer of privacy and security:  a complimentary membership to!


SlickVPN has been rated one of the best VPNs available by, allowing you to control your own internet experience in complete privacy.  Now SlickVPN brings that protection to NewsDemon Usenet access.

Downloading, or ‘leeching’ on Usenet has long been regarded as a safe activity.  Uploading, however, carried some risk of an IP address associated with you begin matched to the uploaded content.   With a SlickVPN account, you can browse the web anonymously so that nobody can see your real IP address– including on Usenet!  With SlickVPN, since no one can see your IP address, your privacy and security increase beyond where it was already with NewsDemon– and now this extra layer of protection is included with your NewsDemon membership!

You get access via computer, smartphone, or tablet.  A variety of protocols to tailor your protection.  You get a strong encrypted internet connection and IP address from countries and cities around the world. No one knows who you are, where you are, or what you are looking at via your online communications.

If you value your privacy– and want to protect your identity online– makes it easy, with SlickVPN as part of your membership.  Just access in the admin control panel. offers high speed, one of the longest retention rates, 99.9% completion rates, terrific value at all package levels, efficient and reliable technology, and security built-in with 256 bit SSL encryption over 50 connections.  Plus 24/7 support from knowledgeable, experienced and trained staff.

And now the best VPN protection in the business, too from!


NewsDemon Announcement: Newsgroup Header Modification

February 1st, 2016

As part of our continuous effort to provide superior service and features to our customers, we have recently moved to a new header numbering scheme so members can access the full depth of retention through headers. Users no longer have to worry about having only part of the retention available through headers.

What this means is that a full refresh, or a re-download of headers to subscribed newsgroups must be executed in order to reflect this change.

If there any questions regarding this matter, please contact our support group at [email protected]

Thank you!



Retention Increase to 2600 Days at NewsDemon

September 28th, 2015

newsdemon-binary-retention-2600-days Newsgroups is proud to announce another binary retention milestone now at 2600+ days! The retention increase is now available to all of our members. The increase to 2600 days of binary retention is yet another step forward to delivering the best possible USENET experience to users.

The latest upgrades to the Newsgroups services now allows customers to access articles on all supported 107,000 newsgroups that are over 2600 days old. This follows a just recent upgrade to 2500 day binary retention increase announced earlier.

The amount of days that messages and articles can be accessed on a Usenet newsgroup translates to binary retention. The longer amount of days, the longer the history of articles are available.

The increase in retention comes at no additional price. Existing customers will not see their price increase, nor will they have to choose a more expensive plan to gain access to the new 2600 day retention. Newsgroups continues in providing extended features for all its members. Committed to superior service and exceptional support to the Usenet community and its members, Newsgroups is proud to offer affordable premium access to over 107,000 newsgroups at blazing speeds.


3 Months of Unlimited USENET Access for Only $14

June 2nd, 2015

Get out the Suncreen and grab hold of your wallets, the
NewsDemon Sizzling Summer Sale has started!

Limited to a select number of accounts, NewsDemon is currently providing 3 Months of UNLIMITED USENET access for only $14.00!

Are you ready for summer fun? Make it that much sweeter with this cool offer on a hot deal. For only $14.00, you’ll have access to:


  • 107,000+ Uncensored Newsgroups
  • 50 Blazing Fast Connections
  • Almost 2500 Days of Binary Retention
  • Both US and EU Servers
  • 24/7 Live Customer Support

For less than $5.00 a month, you can enjoy USENET all Summer long!


Whats the catch?

NONE! After enjoying your 3 Months of UNLIMITED USENET access, there is no rebilling, no sales catch, no other obligations (although we do value all of our members and would hope you’d remain as an active subscriber).


Why, NewsDemon, Why?

We’re running this sale to help turn on more people to USENET, that’s why! USENET has always been a sanctuary for online communities to share their interests with the world. Now that school is out, the weather is hot, the nights are long, this is a perfect opportunity to bring the experience USENET provides to more of the masses.


Where did it the Sale go?

We told you it was going fast!

Don’t pass up on this hot Sizzling Summer Sale. Dive in now to this fantastic offer before it fades away into the Sunset.

Get your USENET on with 3 Months of UNLIMITED USENET Acceess for only $14.00!



Linux Based USENET Newsreaders

December 18th, 2014

If you’re as much of a Linux lover as many of us here at NewsDemon, you can’t fathom the thought of going back to Windows or iOS. The difficulty sometimes though, is finding software that is compatible with your OS.

Fortunately, newsreaders shouldn’t be an issue. Here are two that we suggest should be your go-to newsreaders to get the most out of USENET newsgroups on Linux:


SABnzbd – This is the go-to USENET newsreader for many Linux lovers and works on all distros. The program is easy to set up and use. A great advantage is the ability to remotely access the newsreader from other devices in the home or abroad. Allowing you to cue up your newsreader from anywhere you are.

NZBGet -This program has some advantages with USENET enthusiasts as it has built in scripts in order to distinguish and remove spam posts from newsgroups. The latest version works on both Linux and Mac OSX
The big winner we recommend is not so much a newsreader, but a full USENET suite of services tied into an Ubuntu distro. Combined with XBMC and/or the built-in Plex Media Server, Tretflix is a great way to get a USENET based media center up and running for home and on-the-go entertainment in under 5 minutes.

The suite of software contains CounchPotato, Headphones, NZBDrone, Plex, Sick Beard and Transmission. All of which are considered “Essential” apps for many USENET goers.

The list of apps here are a great way for you to get deep into the USENET experience. Easy to install and configure software for USENET is more advanced than many other software categories. Above are just a sum of a great whole of Linux-based newsreaders available.

We don’t pretend to know it all though. Have one you think is better? Let us know in the comments! Happy USENET-ing!


Lifehacker Users Vote NewsDemon Top USENET Provider

July 30th, 2014


A recent survey on Lifehacker asked users of the site to vote for their favorite USENET Newsgroup access provider.  After tallying the votes, was voted amongst the Top 5 USENET Providers.

Users of the site were able to pick any USENET access provider they liked and were able to provide information on what they liked best about their USENET provider.

We’re proud here at Newsgroups to have been voted among the best USENET Access providers in the world. Reviews on the site noted speed, price and features for their reasons why they chose and remain loyal as members.

Lifehacker is a weblog that features hacks on software, online destinations, digital equipment and more. Established is 2005, the Gawker owned site has been a destination for many USENET and tech enthusiasts.

We hope to continue providing our members with superior service and want to thank all who voted.

We also are always striving to improve all that we offer at Have a suggestion or want to leave a tip? Contact [email protected]. We want to hear from you!


Do You Have Blazing Fast USENET Access?

February 24th, 2014

How fast are you able to access USENET newsgroups with Newsgroups? Newsgroups has stated for a long time now that users are able to access newsgroups at blazing speeds.

Many times these speeds reach the connection limits of many Internet Service Providers – both in the US and EU.

If you’re a NewsDemon customer, we’d like to hear from you. How fast is your connection?
Send your correspondence to [email protected]

If you have any issues with your speed and connections, we urge you to check out our help page with assistance on port changes and specific server addresses that may assist you in getting even faster access.

You can also check out our connection pages that show typical download speeds.

We also have a USENET tester that can help diagnose and check your connections as well as specific newsgroups you’d be interested in.

Lastly, if you have any other questions or want to speak to one of our specialists, NewsDemon offers 24/7 Customer Support to help you get the most out of your USENET experience.



One Day Sale: Four Months Of Unlimited USENET for $20.14

February 20th, 2014 Newsgroups has reached another milestone by surpassing over 2000 days of binary retention.

Through a series of ongoing upgrades to their infrastructure, Newsgroups is proud to be able to offer members even more features than ever before.

The latest upgrade allows users to search through more than 5 years of content on over 107,000 active newsgroups. The changes are automatic for members. In order to access the extended content, members need only to download all headers for any newsgroup to access over 2000 days of newsgroup posts.

In order to celebrate this event, Newsgroups is running a special to commemorate the event. Being that today marks 2014 days of binary retention, which reflects our current year, we’re offering a one day sale on our Unlimited Usenet plan.

Get Unlimited USENET with SSL for FOUR MONTHS for only $20.14.

The Unlimited USENET plan offers new members all the features that have made a leading and trusted name in the USENET industry.

With up to 50 256 BIT SSL blazing fast connections, members can experience limitless USENET access.

As a bonus, the plan recurs at the $20.14 every four months at the end of the initial term. The offer is only available for today but subscribers who get in on the deal are able to recur at this amount for the lifetime of the account.

All payment options are available including our newest addition of accepting Bitcoins.

With over 2000 days of retention on top of our other member features including free Online Storage and Newsreader, Newsgroups demonstrates their effort in giving their members everything they need to have the best USENET experience available.


NewsDemon Black Friday 2013 Special Extended

November 29th, 2013

NewsDemon Black Friday Special

Due to a heavy customer response, our servers were overloaded for the $4 Unlimited deal.  To accommodate any customers who may not have been able to participate,  we are launching the same deal for an extra hour!

Hurry and get in now on our Unlimited USENET deal which includes all of our feature-rich services Newsgroups provide.

 Unlimited Usenet Access Features

  • Unlimited Access to over 107k Newsgroups
  • Multiple Server Locations in the US and EU
  • Over 1932 Days of Binary Retention
  • Free News Rover Newsreader or a Discounted License to Newsbin
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • 50 Blazing Fast Simultaneous Connections
  • 256 BIT SSL Encrypted Connections