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LightningNews Review

Highlights of LightningNews:

  • 1,000 days binary retention
  • 1,000 days text retention
  • 99% completion rate
  • Up to 60 connections
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • Unlimited / metered plans

UsenetUpdate: LightningNews has discontinued their Usenet service.

Web site:

  • http://www.lightningnews.com

News server addresses:

  • secure.lightningnews.com – US SSL
  • news2.lightningnews.com – US non-SSL
  • europe.lightningnews.com – EU SSL
  • eurosec.lightningnews.com – EU non-SSL

Plan types:

  • unlimited and metered

Service details:

  • Binary retention: 1,000 days
  • Text retention: 1,000 days
  • Completion rate: 99%+
  • Number of Newsgroups: 85,000+
  • Simultaneous Connections: 20 to 60
  • Standard ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
  • SSL secure ports: 563, 80, 81Server farms: US and Europe
  • SSL Encryption: 256-bit SSL

Free trial:

  • Lightning News does not offer a free trial

Support:

  • Email support

Flatrate pricing plans:

  • Unlimited, 60 connections – $15.95 a month
  • Unlimited, 20 connections – $12.95 a month
  • 50 GB/mo. – $10.95 a month
  • 25 GB/mo. – $8.95 a month
  • 10 GB/mo. – $4.95 a month
  • Term discounts offered on annual accounts

Payment options:

  • 2checkout.com

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