NZB.su offers free and paid USENET index access. The site has managed to get good reviews from users, particularly those who came over from the popular USENET index NZBS.org. With that site no longer taking memberships, the NZB.su option may be exactly what users will soon be looking for in greater numbers.
Update: December 10th 2012 – NZB.su is closed at the moment until further notice. Signup to our mailing list to be notified when the NZB.su opens again.
- 900 days of retention
- Paid Access — $7/year or $2/month. (5000 api hits a day and 500 downloads a day)
- Free Account – 10 NZB downloads a day
- Easy Search by title, keyword, etc
- Filter by Category, Date, etc
- Adjust the number of results returned.
- Good uptime
- RSS feed Integration
- Limited API Integration with Sickbeard, SABnzbd, Couchpotato, et
There are three account levels at NZB.su. They include: a free account that allows 10 NZB downloads per day; a standard account for a donation of between five dollars and $10 that allows 50 NZB downloads per day; and a friend account that allows more than 250 NZB downloads each day for a donation of an amount greater than $10.
The service has some impressive features built into it. The interface is similar to what you would expect from a forum, making it intuitive to figure out and keeping things simple.
Downloading NZB files is simple and it shouldn’t prove difficult for anybody. In addition to downloading NZB files, you can also combine several NZB files into one, making for a much more convenient experience for the user.
Searches can be categorized, as well, making this service very easy to organize.
NZB.su in Action(Click on the images for a larger view)
In addition to all of these features, NZB.su is completely integrated with SABnzb.org. The site is also provided with tutorials that can help users figure out anything that vexes them.
NZB.su is already popular, and continues to grow. The site maintains a Twitter feed, where they give information on the status of their servers.
The .su TLD is reserved for sites in the former Soviet Union, although the domains are now sold internationally.NZB.su has a strategy similar to Newsbin2.es in choosing a non-US domain name.
Alternatives to Nzbs.org
Nzbs.org isn’t taking memberships, although the site does appear to be staying open, though information to the contrary was released by the site itself not too long ago. This leaves users in a position where replacing that USENET indexing service may be tough. Aside from NZB.su, NewzNab itself, the software that powers NZB.su, is another alternative. Provided you have adequate server power, you could theoretically run your own USENET index privately and not be dependent upon a third party to provide service.
With the many features it offers, however NZB.su definitely should capture the interest of those in search of a good USENET indexing service.
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