April 17 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 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 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 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.