Newsgroup Ninja Review: Everything you need to know
They are a new Usenet Service Provider. The company’s website doesn’t provide any information on when the company started its operations. However, we checked the domain age and found that it was registered in 2016, and it’s safe to assume that the company started its operation after 2016. The interesting thing about Newsgroup Ninja is that it’s a reseller Service which means that it has a contract with tier-1 Usenet Service Providers. The company sells their services as its own to the customers. The company website doesn’t provide any information about the Usenet Service Providers, which have contracts with Newsgroup Ninja.
One of the most notable features of Newsgroup Ninja is that it offers a retention periodof 4657 days which is one of the highest retention periods in the industry. On top of that, the company also claims to offers unlimited Bandwidth and speed, which means that you will be able to use the service without any restrictions.
These are just some of the important points, and if you want to know more details, we will encourage you to check the detailed review below. Let’s have a look.
Newsgroup Ninja Features
They are relatively new Usenet Service Providers, but it comes with many promising features.
Let’s start with security and privacy, which are two of the most important points which you should consider when choosing any Usenet Service Provider. The company supports SSL Encryption, and it offers 50 SSL Concurrent connections to all of its users. SSL Encryption is one of the strongest encryptions, and all the communication between your computer and the servers will be secured with SSL Encryption. One of the biggest benefits of having encrypted traffic is that no one, including your ISP or the Newsgroup Ninja itself, will be able to snoop into your traffic and know what you are doing.
The company also doesn’t keep a log of your activities, and it only collects the necessary data such as your email, name, and payment method. So, overall we don’t have any complaints about the privacy and security of Newsgroup Ninja.
Pricing is one of the major reasons why you would want to get the Newsgroup Ninja. When it comes to Tier-1 Usenet Service Providers, they offer tons of plans which makes it a bit confusing for many Usenet users. However, Newsgroup Ninja solves this problem by offering a single package that would work for most people.
The company offers a very comprehensive package that works well for power users as well as newbies. Newsgroup Ninja offers the Monthly Unlimited Plan, which costs $5.83 per month, and it comes with the following perks.
Unlimited Usenet Access
The unlimited speed with no caps
Retention Period of 4657 Days
Servers in the US and EU
50 Concurrent Connections
24/7 Customer Support
7 Days Money-Back Guarantee
Newsgroup Ninja doesn’t offer any free trial, but the company does offer the 7 Days Money Back Guarantee. However, the website doesn’t provide much information on the refund policy. Many Service providers have the “Money Back Guarantee – No Questions Asked” policy which means that if you are not satisfied with the service, you can claim a refund.
When it comes to Newsgroup Ninja, the company has an ambiguous refund Policy. It states that “If you are unsatisfied with the service or if you think something is not in order with your payment, please contact us using the support form. We will do our best to make you happy”.
They offer one of the highest retention periods in the industry, and it’s because the company has partnered with the tier-1 Usenet Service Providers, which maintains their own Server Farms.
The company offers a retention period of more than 4657 Days which translates to more than 12 years which is pretty remarkable. We also tried the service, and we were able to access the data from 2010, which shows that the company has a good completion rate as well.
Connections and Speed
When it comes to connections, the company offers 50 concurrent connections to all of its users. In Our Opinion, 50 Concurrent connections are overkill, and the majority of the people will be able to max out their internet bandwidth with approximately 10 concurrent connections but still, it’s nice to have 50 concurrent connections just in case.
They offer unlimited speed without any restrictions. As the company only uses the tier-1 Service Providers, you can expect good performance. We also tested the Newsgroup Ninja Service with our 50 Mbps connection, and we got an average of 48 Mbps which is pretty good.
Newsgroup Ninja comes with a ticket-based support system, and you can generate the ticket from the official website explaining the issue. Once you submit the ticket, customer support will contact you within 3-5 working days. The website also comes with a basic knowledge base which can also help you solve some of the most common problems.
News Servers / Ports / Configuration
They have severed in the US and EU. Once you get access to the dashboard, you will get the server address which will automatically connect you with the closest server. However, you can also manually choose the server of your own choice. Following are the details of the Servers.
Geo – news. newsgroup.ninja (it will connect you with the closest server)
United States – news-us.newsgroup.ninja
Netherlands – news.nl.newsgroup.ninja
Germany – news.de.newsgroup.ninja
Newsgroup Ninja is arguably one of the best basic Usenet Service Providers. It offers great security, a high retention period, and tons of concurrent connections. However, the biggest problem with Newsgroup Ninja is that it’s the reseller which means that you will be getting service from another Usenet Service Provider.