News service providers
The purpose of this page is to provide information without any express or implied preference for any of the services listed.
Please contact us to correct or expand the lists on this page.
Free Text-Only Usenet Servers
List of free Usenet servers:
|Eternal September||Provides access to the Big 8, alt.*, and many regional hierarchies.|
|Solani||Provides access to the Big 8, alt.*, and many regional hierarchies.|
|SunSITE.dk||Provides Danish and Open Source related groups.|
|Usenet.ovh||Provides access to the Big 8, fr.*, and linux.*, plus some other regional hierarchies.|
|nntp://news.mixmin.net||This is a *read-only* service. This is the nntp link.|
|nntps://news.mixmin.net||Same as above but with a nntps link.|
|Neodome||Website non-functional as of 2023, but NNTP access still works.|
A site with more information about free NNTP servers: http://www.nntpeng.willemijns.com
Internet Service Providers and Usenet Access
For comparison information on ISPs who provide Usenet access to their subscribers you can see the following web sites:
|Lists of ISPs Who Provide Usenet and/or Usenet Providers|
|Free and Public Usenet News Servers (may be out of date)|
|Geeks.org Usenet Servers (may be out of date)|
|Newsgroup Reviews Lists of Free Trials or Special Offers|
|Newsgroup Reviews Premium Usenet Provider Chart|
|Newzbin Usenet:ISP Providers|
|Newzbin Chart of Premium Usenet Providers|
|Usenet Tools - News Server Addresses|
Note: the Big-8 Management Board is not responsible for information on nor has any affiliation with the above sites. We would appreciate hearing from you if you have further information on Usenet providers.
Standalone News Service Providers
The following NSPs sell services to resellers who, in turn, provide access to end users. They do not provide news access subscriptions to individuals.
|Highwinds Media Group|
Some websites offer access to Usenet newsgroups. Some allow posting access, while others act as read-only archives.
It is possible to gain access to some newsgroups through Mail-to-News Gateways.