May 2013 update – watch closely for DOGnzb open registration. They took us all by surprise earlier this week by opening up 1,000 accounts via reddit. Hopefully they’ll do so again in the near future.
I know a lot of Usenet fans have been looking around for new NZB sites and search engines since Newzbin2 and NZBMatrix closed in December. You’ll be happy to know there are several new options. Obviously they aren’t as complete as the big dogs of the past but give them time. Better yet each of the sites we’re about to list is open to new registrations so you won’t need an invite. The sites are free to join and use. Some of them offer premium accounts or VIP status based on donations. Check them all out and see what you think.
From what we’ve seen so far it seems like there are a few new NZB sites and Usenet search engines that have a shot of being the next NZBMatrix. Their are several contenders and our favorite is nzbX. Again though registration is open at all these sites as we’re writing so we recommend you sign up for each and try them all out. Find the best fit for you. Several of them are built off Newznab so you’ll notice similarities.
Here’s a list of the top 10 new NZB sites sorted by Alexa traffic ranking:
- nzbX – Nzbx.co
- Nznindex.in – Nzbindex.in
- NZBFriends – Nzbfriends.com
- NZBid – Nzbid.org
- NZB Matrix EU – Nzb-matrix.eu (no relation to the original NZBMatrix)
- Nzbplanet – Nzbplanet.net
- NZBGeek – Nzbgeek.info
- NZBZombie – Nzbzombie.com
- NZB Finder – Nzbfinder.ws
- pwnZB – Pwnzb.com
Remember to sign up for the new sites while they’re open for registration. We’d like to wish each of the new NZB sites and search engines the best in building an active community of Usenet fans.