NewsDemon – 2010 NGR Editors Choice Award

This is the second post in our series of this year’s five NGR Editors Choice Award winners.  Today its time to honor NewsDemon with Editors Choice recognition.

NewsDemon was on our list of Editors Choice selections in 2009 and an easy selection for 2010.  As mentioned yesterday the awards are given in recognition of the best Usenet providers based on factors including service level, performance, and value.  The providers bearing this title are thoroughly tested and evaluated by the NGR editors.  NewsDemon joins Giganews, Binverse, Astraweb and Newshosting as this year’s Editors Choice selections.

NewsDemon has set themselves apart through efforts to promote their service as well as the future growth of Usenet.  Like other top Usenet providers, NewsDemon underwent major change in 2009.  Doubling binary retention to 500 days, providing free Usenet access to various groups and offering deeply discounted access to everyone.

Here is a breakdown of the major changes NewsDemon made in 2009:

500+ Days of Binary Retention
– NewsDemon underwent a major retention update is 2009.  They are now at nearly 500 days of binary retention and growing daily.

Promote the Positive Growth of Usenet
– NewsDemon spent a lot of time and effort promoting Usenet in 2009.  Including celebrating the 30th anniversary of Usenet with interviews and the original message introducing Usenet.  Stay tuned for a follow up post in the coming weeks covering the benefits of NewsDemon’s efforts.

Free Usenet Access
– NewsDemon provides free Usenet accounts to a number of groups including college faculty and staff, charities, and members of the media.

NewsDemon 50% Discount
– NewsDemon is currently offering their Unlimited Plus ($22.95/mo.) premium plan to new customers for $10.95/mo. for life!  That’s better than 50% off regular price.

In conclusion NewsDemon has a lot to offer.  High retention, SSL encryption, 20 connections, servers in the US and Europe, a free newsreader and international payment options.  We have always enjoyed the quality of their service and high level of support and professionalism.  Stay tuned for more updates on NewsDemon’s 2009 efforts to promote Usenet and the year to come.