Donnies NZB Review
Donnies NZB is a USENET indexer that offers excellent features, but that is currently closed to registration. For a brief time recently, the site opened up for registration but quickly shut down the registration offer again. Some of the people who did get an invitation to join the site also got the ability to offer an invitation to a friend, so you may want to ask someone who got an invitation if you don’t have one.
Donnies NZB filters out password files, one of the most ubiquitous nuisances on the USENET system. This allows users to avoid wasting bandwidth downloading files that are useless spam in the end.
At the moment, they offer API calls for free. The API can be accessed by users who are logged into the system or it can be accessed with an API key. The Donnies NZB site gives a rundown of the features, which are actually rather rich.
Update: as of September 2014
Donnies NZB webpage is not available 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 be also notified if there’s a new NZB site opened and available.
The site offers users the ability to search through the indexed NZB files via the API. It also offers filtering capabilities, including categories. Extended information can be returned depending upon if the user wants it.
Entire categories can be retrieved from television and movie entries, with episode and season information or movie information, whichever applies. The categories themselves can be filtered and extended information can be returned from these categories, as well.
The API also allows users to get more details about any NZB file that is returned after a search is executed. Users can directly download the file through the API.
Right now, the Donnies NZB site really offers no information to visitors, but there is a contact form on the site that you can fill out to get in touch with the site operators. If you’re trying to get an invitation, you may want to try this route.
Failing that, asking a friend who got an invitation is likely the best way to get onto the site. Currently, the site simply reads that registrations to the site are disabled. If it becomes available, this could be a great option for people who want an NZB site to add to their list, particularly for its API features.