Earlier today we noticed a message on the Newzbin2 site. It appears that Mr. White and the Newzbin2 team are calling it quits. We’re sorry to see the site close and wish them the best with any future projects. The site mentions the possibility of launching a blog in the future. For now I’m sure there are a lot of Newzbin users seeking alternatives. A topic we recently wrote about when Mysterbin closed earlier this month.
With the closure of so many indexing sites lately we’re starting to favor Usenet clients with built-in search capabilities. Newshosting is our favorite since they have a search feature built into their free newsreader. You’ll need to be a member to use it. The service is quite affordable though with unlimited access for $9,99 a month or $99 a year. Easynews is another option for those seeking an all-in-one Usenet service. Members use their web interface to search, preview and download. Easynews offers all new users a 14 day free trial.
There are also some really good premium Usenet clients on the market. We call them premium clients because they do cost money in addition to your newsgroup service. Newsbin Pro and Newsleecher are two of our favorites. Each offers strong Usenet search features at a cost of around $4 to $5 a month.
There are still some free search engines and indexing sites as well. The list continues to dwindle as more and more sites like Newzbin2 and Mysterbin close. You can still check out Binsearch, Nzbmatrix and Nzbindex.