NZBroyalty Closed : Find Alternatives

NZBRoyalty shut down hours ago after receiving a cease and desist notice from FACT.  To be honest this is the first we’ve heard of the site.  From what we’ve read and heard that’s how they wanted it to be.  NZBroyalty wasn’t trying to be the next NZBMatrix.  It appears they had a community of members that enjoyed the site and it’s features.  We’re not sure of the circumstances around the site’s closure beyond the notice they posted.

NZBroyalty closed

Here’s the message that was posted on on Feb. 12th:

What a sad sad day 🙁 I’m really sorry for this news.
With great sadness and regret we have had to close the forum.

F.A.C.T have today 12/02/2014 @ 4.15PM contacted us with a Cease & Desist notification.

Here is the email with a PDF attached…. (I’ve not included the ref case number as I have not received permission
at the time this went live. If I get permission I will include it (awaiting on an email reply) )


Date: 12/02/2014
Method of contact: via e-mail to



To the domain registrants and administrators of the website detailed above.

Investigators at FACT have been examining your site and have noted that it is predominantly infringing TV content that is being made available.

You will no doubt be aware of the conviction of Anton Vickerman, the administrator of, at Newcastle Crown Court. Vickerman was sentenced to a four year term of imprisonment. This case has clearly demonstrated that online copyright infringement is a crime and that the courts take a very serious view of those who persistently offend.

FACT requests that you desist from this activity immediately. Failure to do so will result in further investigation which may result in criminal prosecution.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this e-mail should you have any questions, quoting the above reference number in the subject line of all correspondence.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Peter O’Rourke
Director of Investigations and Intelligence


We asked what content we needed to remove in order to conform.
But much like the same situation with nzb matrix it was far to much for us to filter with the staff we have.
As per…
When you look at the list. It is ALLOT of content.
And leaving anything behind is just far to much a risk or even to control.
We are no longer under the radar. And there for we also need to dip out. Remember we have lives and families.
None of this was intended to bring problems and nzbroyalty was set up to deal with DMCA requests as per the instruction
while ever what was being asked, was realistic. Unfortunately this was not. So we needed to make the right decision.
We was ordered to conform to their demands as quickly as possible.

Sorry folks. Hope you all understand that this is out of our hands.

To all our loyal / frequent members. It was fun while it lasted…
It was nice knowing you all.. on behalf of the nzbroyalty staff team!


For those unfamiliar with NZBroyalty (we fall into that category) they appeared not to be a Newznab style indexer.  Instead of automatic indexing they offered a forum where members could add their own nzb files.  That likely made it more difficult to comply with the demands FACT placed on them.  While they mentioned having a DMCA procedure in place it apparently wasn’t going to be enough.  We wish the site admins the best in any future endeavors.  For members seeking alternatives we keep a list of open NZB sites.  Most run on Newznab.