Nov. 15, 2016 update: Registration is open at SimplyNZBs. New users can register for an account and immediately gain access to the site. Access over 1500 days of backfill across 192 newsgroups. As a free member you have limited API and site access. VIP members get up to 5000 API hits a day. You can register now at https://simplynzbs.com/
June 30, 2016 update: 6box is currently open for registration. The admin accidentally deleted some active users while working to clear dead accounts. Rather than send out invites he has opened the site for registration. To register simply visit https://6box.me/register
July 25, 2014 update: NZBSooti is open to new members thru Sunday. If you haven’t checked out their site yet I recommend it. Just remember to sign up by Sunday. To register visit https://www.nzbsooti.sx/. In addition NMatrix is offering 50% off account upgrades this weekend. The cost is $5 for life if you upgrade by Sunday. To register and upgrade visit https://www.nmatrix.co.za/
June 10, 2014 update: Dognzb is currently open to new registrations. I’m not sure how long it will last so if you want in I suggest you register right away. You’ll have 30 days to try out the site. During that time you will need to upgrade to VIP for a one time fee of $10 if you want to continue using the NZB site.
April 17, 2014 update: nMatrix is getting ready to go private. If you’d like to become a member before they go private visit https://www.nmatrix.co.za/. You will need to sign up and then upgrade to VIP status to keep access.
Mar. 7, 2014 update: NZBSooti is open to new members this weekend. If you haven’t checked out their site yet I recommend it. Just remember to sign up by Sunday. To register visit https://www.nzbsooti.sx/register
Feb. 1, 2014 update: nMatrix is opening registration for one day. Make sure to sign for a free account on February 1st. The registration window will end at midnight EST. To register visit https://www.nmatrix.co.za/register
Jan. 10, 2014 update: Dognzb opened registration to celebrate the New Years holiday. New users have 30 days to try out the site for free. To keep your account active they requite that you upgrade to VIP in the first 30 days. The cost is $10 for VIP access.
I know a lot of Usenet fans have been looking around for new NZB sites and search engines since Newzbin2 and NZBMatrix closed down. 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 NZB sites that are free to use or have open registration:
- Dognzb – Dognzb.cr (lately they have been opening registration for short periods every few weeks)
- Nzb.su – Nzb.su (closed to new members other than by invitation)
- Nzbplanet – Nzbplanet.net
- NZB Finder – Nzbfinder.ws
- Nznindex.in – Nzbindex.in
- NZBFriends – Nzbfriends.com
- FindNZB – Findnzb.net
- NZBid – Nzbid.org
- BiNZB – Binzb.com
- FastNZB – fastnzb.info
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.