FAQ Overview

News Server Information

What are the server addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)?

The addresses for the news server are as follows:

US Server: usnews.usenetnow.net

EU Server: eunews.usenetnow.net

EU Server 2: eunews2.usenetnow.net


IPv6 Access (Your ISP and Newsreader must support this option):

US Server: usnews-v6.usenetnow.net

EU Server: eunews-v6.usenetnow.net

EU Server 2: eunews2-v6.usenetnow.net



Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:10

Which ports am I able to use to connect?

You have the following port options to connect to our servers:

Standard Non-SSL Connections: Ports 23,119, 2000,8080,9000

SSL Connections: Ports 443, 563, 5563

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:16

How many connections am I allowed to the server?

You are allowed to use up to 50 connections to connect to our servers, however most users should not need to use this many.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:16

Is your service secure and anonymous?

Yes!  Your activities are safe with us!

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:16

What is the retention time on the servers?

As of November 2018, the retention time on the servers is at 3,720+ days.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:17

Can I post?

Yes, all accounts have posting abilities.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:17

Where are the news servers located, and will it affect my speeds?

We have one server in the US, one in Amsterdam and one in Frankfurt, Germany.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:17

Can I share my unlimited account with my friends, family and/or the guy down the street?

The short answer is no.  Our accounts are designed, and priced, for personal use only, from one IP address at any given time.  We believe we offer a great value and in order to do this, we need to enforce this policy.  We hope our customers can understand this decision.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:17

What do I need to get started with your service?

It is quite easy to get started with Usenetnow.  You need only several things to do so.


1) An active account with us

2) A newsreader

There are many newsreaders out there.  Finding the best one to use can seem difficult, luckily there are many free ones that you can try, to find one that suits your needs.  Below is a list of some of the more common newsreaders.  Please note that this list is not by any means comprehensive, but can be used to point you in the right direction. Usenetnow does not recomend any of these newsreaders over the other.

  • GrabIt
  • Alt.Binz
  • SabNZBd
  • Newsbin
  • Newsleecher

There are many Usenet and Newsgroup related guides and forums on the web that have a wealth of information (way more than we could put in our FAQ pages!) that will assist you further with setting up your chosen newsreader and getting the most out of your account with us.

Sign Up Today!

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:16


Can I pay with other methods besides credit card?

Yes! We accept paypal, payment by mail and also Bitcoins.  Simply select the appropriate option at checkout.

Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:16

How do I cancel my subscription?

If for some reason you need to cancel your account with us, you must do one of two things.

If you paid by Paypal, log into your paypal account and cancel there.� These options will be located under your active subscriptions.

If you paid by credit card directly, you can login to our website and cancel the subscription there.


Author: Brad
Last update: 2018-12-22 04:15

Which crypto coins do you accept?

We are happy to accept the following list of crypto coins.  This list may change at any time.

  • BTC
  • BCH
  • BLK
  • DCR
  • DOGE
  • ETH
  • KMD
  • NAV
  • VTC
  • LTC
  • BCN
  • XMR
  • DASH
  • DGB
  • ETC
  • GAME
  • LSK
  • POT
  • SYS
  • XRP
  • BEAM

Author: Brad
Last update: 2019-08-25 18:31