Earlier this month a Dutch court ruled against FTD Usenet portal in their case against BREIN. FTD was home to more than 500,000 users. Unfortunately the FTD Usenet community will be closing down the site at the end of February as a result of the verdict. You can read more about the court outcome over at TorrentFreak.
Here are a few options for those seeking alternatives to FTD:
Usenet providers offering free Usenet search
- Giganews recently released a new version of their Mimo newsreader which includes both Golden Frog and Nzbindex search engines.
- UseNetServer includes free access to their UNS Global search.
- Easynews web interface includes a Usenet search engine.
Free Usenet search engines / NZB sites
- Binsearch.info is an excellent full-featured Usenet search engine.
- NZB.cc is a very fast relevance based search engine.
- Nzbindex.nl is another quality source for finding content on Usenet.
Newsreaders with embedded Usenet search
- NewsLeecher has an optional SuperSearch which we really enjoy.
- NewsBin Pro also has a good optional Usenet search feature.
- Alt.Binz includes access to multiple newsgroup search engines.