NNPBeta is an NZB provider, but they’ve done something different with their service that makes them quite interesting. In order to access this NZB indexer, you’ll have to do it over TOR. In exchange for taking the time to use TOR, you’ll get access to a very comprehensive NZB indexer that offers one of the most generous packages for free users, and a great package for users who want to take it up a notch and donate to the service.
Update: as of September 2014
Currently the server at “http://nnpbetabzsneptym.onion” can’t be found. 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.
According to foxtrotalphakilo on reddit: “Working on getting things back up and running but it may be a few days and you may end up having to re-register. Sorry for the trouble. We are pretty sure we never setup DB backups but are dealing with more important issues related to the same scenario before we can come back to the site.”
The Basics of NNPBeta
Once you get onto the service via TOR, you’ll find plenty to catch your interest. The service currently indexes 375 binary groups. They have full retention on these groups and have been backfilling for 2 months already. The site went up in November of 2013 and has been expanding since.
The service offers free and paid options. Free users get full access to the API, RSS feeds and can hit the API a whopping 1,000 times per day. They can also download 100 NZBs per day. This is, as anyone with a free membership to an NZB indexer knows, exceptionally generous.
If you decide to support the service by becoming a donor, you can ask for more hits and downloads, but it’s hard to believe that anyone would need more than what the free package offers. If you want to donate, do it out of a desire to support the services you use, in other words.
NNPBeta has a stock GUI, which keeps everything fast as far as using the system goes. It also focuses on the best releases for any content, with a current “good” release count of over 5,000,000. This doesn’t include the misc. releases.
There are currently more than 1,000 users on this service and, with the generosity of the free package, it’s hard to see how it won’t expand.
You’ll have to use the TOR service to access this NZB indexer. This might seem like a complex additional step but it’s not and it does provide a great deal of privacy protection.
If you want to get to the site easily, you can download the Pirate Browser, which the developers recommend for getting to their site. The site is located at http://nnpbetabzsneptym.onion/. Installing the Pirate Browser is easy to do and, once you’ve got it up and running, you can go check out this innovative new NZB site yourself and see what it has to offer.
About the Pirate Browser and the TOR Network
The Pirate Browser was developed by the people at The Pirate Bay. It automatically hooks you up to the TOR service via a special build of the Firefox browser that’s included with the package. There’s no complex installation or configuration required.
You can download it for free via a magnet link, a torrent link or as a self-extracting EXE file. Once you download it, simply click on the Start Pirate Browser executable included to open it up and get surfing. A status box will come up letting you know when you’re hooked up to the TOR network and ready to go, and will provide you with options to change your identity and more, making it a great way to not only access this particular site, but to also get on the TOR network and see what’s out there! –See more details here.
With the increased privacy of the TOR network and encryption to protect your downloads, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about where privacy is concerned. Kudos to NNPBeta for taking this into consideration!