Update: as of September 2014
pwnZB.com is closed at the moment until further notice. Signup to our mailing list to be notified if they’re back online and open for registration— you will also notified if there’s a new NZB site opened and available.
NZB Site Review left for reference or in case they open again
pwnZB.com is very new, having been around for roughly a month. They describe their current NZB count as “a lot”. It might not be a solid number to work with, but it’s true nonetheless and the site is in the process of expanding its NZBs via backfilling.
The site currently indexes approximately 70 newsgroups but, as they are expanding, that number may increase in the future.
There is currently a VIP level membership available for the site. They only launched recently, so there were only approximately 12 VIP members at the time of writing, though that’s likely to expand, of course.
pwnZB.com is a newznab site that does provide an API. You can also get the list of newest additions via RSS. The server hardware consists of 2 500GB drives on an Ubuntu machine with a Xeon x3210 processor and 8 GB of RAM. That should provide the site with plenty of power to grow on. The server is located in the Netherlands.
pwnZB.com has open registration at the moment, so it’s a good time to sign up and see what they have to offer. They have a forums set up for users and they don’t have any advertising. The company says the server costs 100 euros per month and they’ll stay ad free as long as they can get by on donations.
The server updates its listings every 5 minutes, so you should have the latest releases at your fingertips as soon as they go onto the newsgroups that this indexer makes available. Representatives of the site say that they want to keep it up and running and make sure that the site is clean and smooth, which being advertisement free should definitely help with.
pwnZB.com is one of several new NZB indexers that we’ve profiled in recent weeks. As old sites have gone away, new ones have been popping up all over to replace them. Because pwnZB.com is offering free registration, you might want to take the time to sign up and see what they have to offer you in terms of the latest NZBs.