List of NZB Indexers

What is Usenet?

Summary

tl;dr: The internet before the internet existed.

Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion system. It was developed from the general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name.

Duke University graduate students Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979 and it was established in 1980.[1] Users read and post messages (called articles or posts, and collectively termed news) to one or more categories, known as newsgroups. Usenet resembles a bulletin board system (BBS) in many respects, and is the precursor to the various Internet forums that are widely used today. Usenet can be superficially regarded as a hybrid between email and web forums. Discussions are threaded, with modern news reader software, as with web forums and BBSes, though posts are stored on the server sequentially.

One notable difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Usenet is distributed among a large, constantly changing conglomeration of servers that store and forward messages to one another in so-called news feeds. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server operated by a commercial usenet provider, their Internet service provider, university, or employer.

See Wikipedia for more information.

How is usenet different than torrents?

Summary

With torrents, a file is downloaded from multiple sources. The speed of a download is variable and highly dependent on the number of people sharing a file. With usenet, you are downloading a file directly from a server. The speed of your download, assuming a good provider, will almost certainly be the maximum your ISP allows.

Another point to mention is that with torrents, access to certain files can be limited to the websites you belong to. With usenet, when a file gets uploaded to a group, every website indexing that group has access to the same file. Whether a particular file gets posted or not, and whether certain obfuscation can be read, is up to the automation process of the indexer.

List of Providers

Free Indexers

These Indexers have no annual fee. Some even have an API for automated searching and downloading.

Indexer Website Signups Type Cost/Fees Free Limits Paid Limits Pay Types RSS Notes
BiNZB Site Open Search Free None - - No No API
Binabled Site Open Search Free None - - No German, No API
NZBQuality Site Open Indexer Free 10 API - - Yes Undergoing Maintenance
Usenet Crawler Site Open Indexer Free None - - Yes -
Newz69 Site Open Indexer Free None - - Yes -
nzb.si Site Open Indexer Free None - - Yes -
NZBServer Site Open Search Free None - - No -
NZBStars Site Open Search Free None - - No -
Rcsbet.nl Site Open Search Free None - - No -
Spotnzb Site Open Search Free None - - No -
Spotweb Site Open Search Free None - - No -
Findnzb Site Open Search Free None - - No No API
FreeNZBs Site Open Search Free None - - No -
Mtelkamp Site Open Search Free None - - No No API
NZB-SA Site Invite Search Free None - - No -
NZBFriends Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
Nzbking Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
NZBxs Site Closed Forum Free None - - Yes -
Xenetix.nl Site Open Forum Free None - - No -
Binsearch Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
Gonzb Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
NzbID Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
- Site Open Forum Free None - - No -
NZBIndex Site Open Forum Free None - - No No API
Paid Indexers

These Indexers may have subscription levels with no annual fee but require registration. They may have Lifetime membership options. And they may have membership levels that offer different levels of cost for different levels of API calls and NZB downloads.

All sites are in USD.

Indexer Website Signups Type Cost/Fees Free Limits Paid Limits Pay Types RSS Notes
AbNZB Site Open Paid/Free $12 yr - Supporter
$25 yr - VIP
25 ↓ /
10 API
Supporter - 500↓ / 1k API
VIP - 1k ↓ /2k API
Card, Amazon, Bitcoin Yes -
AltHUB Site Invite Paid/Free $10 yr - Unlimited 5k ↓ / 5k API Unlimited Paypal, Bitcoin No Free is a trial for 10 days
DOGnzb Site Invite Paid/Free $20 yr/ $50 - 3 ys 50 ↓ / 50 API Unlimited Card, Bitcoin Yes -
DrunkenSlug Site Invite Paid/Free $15 yr - Ale
$20 yr - Wine
5 ↓ / 25 API Ale - 100 ↓/1k API Card, Paypal, Bitcoin, Other Yes -
GingaDADDY site Open Paid/Free $17-$25 3 ↓ Unlimited PayPal Yes VIP-Unlimited downloads-
Headphones VIP site Open Paid $1.99/month ??? ??? PayPal ??? Music Only Indexer-
Hellafast site Invite Free ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Undergoing Startup Maintenasnce-
Miatrix Site Open Paid/Free $10 $20 $50 Trial only See Notes PayPal Yes $10 Member-400 APIs/100 NZBs, $20 VIP-1000 APIs/250 NZBs, $50 Lifetime-2000 APIs/NZBs 500 daily-
NinjaCentral Site Open Paid See Notes 10 ↓/50 APIs See Notes Crypto, PayPal Yes $25 200 NZBs/400 APIs, $35 300 NZBS/750 API, $60 3000 NZBs/3000 APIs, $100 500 NZBs/5000 APIs +12 mos. Free Plex, PlexShare $10 mo., All Lifetime accounts-

More to come

This guide was created from info created by @Nerosutton site

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