NewsDemon has been in the Usenet industry for a long time and the company is known for offering fast, reliable newsgroup access. Extra features like VPN and a free Newsbin Pro license combine to make NewsDemon a great value. Choose from a wide range of unlimited, metered and non-expiring block accounts. You can enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN for just $10 a month.
Let’s start by looking at the NewsDemon membership plans. These are recurring accounts that include a set amount of usage each month. The usage ranges from 50 GB up to unlimited Usenet access. Every membership also comes with a free SlickVPN Core account to help protect your privacy.
In addition to their every day low prices, the team at NewsDemon is offering a series of multi-month specials. These include unlimited Usenet + VPN for $25 a quarter, $46 for 6 months, or $92 a year. Those who download less can sign up for 50 GB + VPN fr $45 a year or 200 GB + VPN for $85 a year.
NewsDemon has a wide range of block accounts. These are best used as a backup or for fills. Their blocks range from 10 GB up to 1000 GB. They are non-expiring plans that can be shared until the block is depleted. Every block account comes with a free month of VPN access.
NewsDemon offers 3,500+ days of binary retention. Text retention tops 1,265 days. Even more important is their completion rate. We tested several downloads and found completion to be very high across multiple newsgroups. That doesn’t mean that NewsDemon is immune to DMCA requests. We only mention this because some users think that their Usenet provider is having completion issues when posts are removed based to DMCA requests.
Members have access to NewsDemon server farms in both the U.S. and Europe. You can use up to 50 connections. Multiple server farms and 50 connections is well suited for high speed broadband users. Just be aware that using too many connections will negatively impact your performance. I recommend you start with around 10 connections and add a couple at a time until you hit the desired download speed.
Here are the details you will need to connect to a NewsDemon NNTP server.
- GeoDNS (nearest server): news.newsdemon.com
- North American servers: us.newsdemon.com
- European servers: eu.newsdemon.com
- SSL ports: 563, 80, 81, or 9119
- Non-SSL ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080, or 9000
Recurring NewsDemon memberships include up to 50 SSL connections. You can choose whether or not to add SSL encryption for block plans. The cost is about $1.50 to $2 to add SSL encryption for black accounts.
NewsDemon Extra Features
Earlier I mentioned that NewsDemon offers extra features. Let’s take a closer look at the extras. For starters, all NewsDemon members receive a free Newsbin Pro key and a week of free Usenet search. After the trial ends, you can continue using Newsbin Pro. The Usenet search feature costs $2.50 to $5 a month depending on your usage.
NewsDemon partnered with SlickVPN to offer members access to their service. While a VPN isn’t necessary for Usenet, it’s a great way to protect your online privacy. Not all VPN’s are created equal. We have tested SlickVPN several times over the years. The VPN service is fast and reliable. You can connect to a number of countries. When you consider the SlickVPN Core account is included with all membership plans it adds a lot of value.
NewsDemon offers 24×7 live support. They have always been responsive to our requests. This is nice as we’ve had issues getting a response from Astraweb on the weekends. In addition, NewsDemon has a blog where they share news related to Usenet and the occasional promotion.
Bottom Line – NewsDemon has a lot going for them. They offer a wide range of Usenet accounts along with free VPN access. This is a good combination for those who want to download from Usenet and protect your privacy while performing other activities online. We recommend their unlimited Usenet + VPN plan which is available for $10 a month or $92 a year.