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Duke University Usenet Newsgroup Server Decommission Discount

May 5th, 2010

After thirty years of providing Usenet access, Duke University has recently announced they may have to decommission the newsgroup servers on campus. As a special discount to Duke University students, Newsgroups is offering a 40% discount on any of our monthly plans.

Dubbed by many as the original “Home of Usenet” since its inception in 1979, The Duke University servers have long provided students and faculty free access to Usenet newsgroups. Bridged between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, grad students Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the oldest and most widely used online communications systems that are still actively used today. Predating the World Wide Web, USENET newsgroups are responsible for creating the architecture in which social networks, forums and blogs are based upon today.

For all Duke University students that are looking to continue their subscription to USENET newsgroups, simply provide your duke issued email address at checkout to automatically discount 40% off your monthly subscription membership on any of our plans.

The cost and resources to continue free USENET newsgroups access has been increasingly difficult for schools to provide on campus. With rising costs and maintenance to be provided for the expanding world of USENET has left many to consider alternatives. As a root to the heart of USENET and the campus, some are questioning the plans on cutting off access at Duke. NewsgroupReviews has provided information to ask the school to reconsider.

We continue here at Newsgroups to provide a resource and alternative to Duke and other Colleges and Universities with our Free Usenet Access Program. For more than a year, the charity has and continues to provide Free Usenet newsgroup access to faculty and staff and also provides 25% off discounts to all students on any of our monthly newsgroup subscriptions. Increasing the offer, we now offer a whopping 40% off for students with a duke email address. Newsgroups Offers Free USENET Access

February 11th, 2010 Newsgroups is giving back to the community and offering University faculty and staff, media and website owner’s free access to USENET.

Students, teachers, faculty and/or members of the media are now able to apply for eligibility to free USENET access provided by Newsgroups. Webmasters and Bloggers are also welcome to apply.

In an effort to demonstrate the resources that USENET newsgroups provide and by growing the online community, Newsgroups has experienced an overwhelmingly positive response since the program inception.

The program, which launched more than a year ago, offers unrestricted access to USENET newsgroups to those who qualify. Benefits include all of the features our members receive which include blazing fast access to over 107,000 newsgroups.

Assisting those that would normally not have access to USENET, the program is being extended and enrollment is open to those interested. In order to apply, visit either our Free USENET  for School page for those involved with a school or our Free USENET Access for Media page for all media and online related individuals.

Committed to excellence, Newsgroups is proud to be able to give back to the community and offer access to the valuable resources USENET provides. Offers Free Usenet Access to Genealogy Newsgroups

February 11th, 2009 has announced that it will begin to offer free access to genealogy newsgroups. The free access includes all of the most popular and known genealogy newsgroups on Usenet. Those interested do not need to have a membership as it is open and available to access free of charge to the public.

Historically, genealogy has been a very important field as family connections between nobility were crucial to the idea of inheritance and the passing down of titles and ruler ship. Genealogy is the study of a family’s lineage and ancestry. Genealogy covers everything from a family tree to when and how people lived almost a century ago. The word genealogy is derived from the Greek, and means the study of family history and descent. Usenet hosts a variety of newsgroups related to the topic of genealogy and extensive research by the newsgroup community has expanded genealogy research since 1995.

Complete details on how to access Genealogy and the groups that are included can be found on the Genealogy Newsgroups page. has created this free access in a continuing effort to promote awareness of the values that Usenet has to offer.  By including free access to genealogy, it is the intention to promote awareness and value to the terrific resources the genealogy newsgroups in particular have to offer the online community.


Newsdemon Provides Free Access to Humor Newsgroup

February 3rd, 2009 has announced it will begin offering free access to the Usenet newsgroup rec.funny.humor. The newsgroup will have exclusive free access provided by the premium Usenet provider in a continuing effort to grow awareness of the vast variety of topics Usenet represents.

 Usenet has had a long history of building online communities on specific topics. Ranging from science to philosophy, Usenet has been home to communities that catered to practically any subject or matter.

One of the oldest and most popular newsgroup to date has been rec.humor.funny. The newsgroup is a comedy publication that provides daily editor-selected jokes.

Since the early days of Usenet, a moderated joke newsgroup rec.humor.funny has been the longest standing and consistently active newsgroup of its kind. As a response to the un-moderated rec.humor newsgroup, rec.humor.funny lent itself to be the source of comedy. Started by Brad Templeton, rec.humor.funny took the challenge of weeding out duplicates, misdirected messages and comments of other same topic newsgroups and created the premier comedy newsmagazine haven.

 For your entertainment and continuing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Usenet, is now offering free access to the newsgroup.

 You’ll need a newsreader to access the group. Please use the information below to enter the information in your newsreader which you’ll need to access, download and read the newsgroup.

             Server Address:

Newsgroup Name: rec.humor.funny

Username: funny

Password: free is proud to offer free access to rec.funny.humor as an example of one of thousands of active and current newsgroups that Usenet access provides. We hope you enjoy your access and that it brings upon a smile. Provides Free Newsgroups Access to Media Members

October 14th, 2008 is expanding its free Usenet program to all members of the media. The Free Usenet Newsgroups program, initiated by initially for educators and charities, has expanded to cover members of the media including print, audio and multimedia channels.The Free Usenet program has been a trailblazing effort by set forth to expand awareness and growth of the Usenet resources and community that it represents.

Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system founded in 1979. Usenet remains to be one of the largest worldwide online community in existence with an extensive base of users. With topics segregated to corresponding Newsgroups, almost any available interest is discoverable through the Usenet system. Usenet has been a hub for milestone events such as the announcement of the Internet.

The Free Usenet program is set to grow awareness of the valuable resources Usenet has to offer. By allowing educators, charities and now members of the media free access to Newsgroups, it is the belief of that these incentives will grow the community and resources that Usenet has to offer.

Interested and qualified individuals and companies are urged to become part of this limited offer engagement for the Free Usenet Program. Details can be found here. Qualified members will receive the same benefits available to our premium members, including 99% completion rates of articles, 110 days of retention, and simultaneous hi-speed connections. is a leading provider of quality Usenet services. Since its inception in 2002, has built a solid foundation of being a reliable and trusted name in the Usenet community. Free Usenet Newsgroups Trivia – April 20th

April 20th, 2008

Today’s Trivia Question:  What was the RFC (Request For Comments) Number for the original Usenet Standard?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.


Free Usenet Trivia Contest!

April 16th, 2008

We have decided to offer a regular “Free Usenet Trivia Contest”.  We will be asking a single trivia question regarding something “usenet related”.  The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner.  The winner will receive a free month of Usenet Access!  Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered.  We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question.  If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner.  We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.  If you are not the winner, check back tomorrow, we may post another Usenet Trivia question tomorrow!

Today’s question: On what date did America Online (AOL) discontinue providing free newsgroup access through its service


Free Newsdemon Newsgroups Accounts!

April 14th, 2008

Thats right.  We know the economic times have tightened.  Thats why we have decided to offer creative ways for our customers to get free usenet access.  We have created three easy ways you can get a free month of Newsdemon Premium Newsgroups Service.  All it will take is a little of your time and your creative energy!

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