Last Updated: Mar 08, 2018
Readnews sells Usenet service to Usenet providers.
The Readnews are usenet resellers, specializing the ‘usenet to the trade’. Their customer base consists of Internet service providers and other usenet providers.
They provide complete outsourcing and fulfill all the aspects of usenet delivery service (marketing, customer management, billing and support are not included, though), or the elements of the services can be bought from them if potential company has its own infrastructure.
They have two server farms; one is located in the Ashburn, VA and the other in Amsterdam. Currently, they are also considering adding the Asia server as well. SSL is provided and a maximum of 50 connections are available. The server address is reader.readnews.com.
1000 days of binary retention is currently available, but this value is growing up to 600 days in the near future. The retention for the text groups is 1000 days but growing up to 1400 days as well. There is no information about completion rate.
There are few different ways how the customer can be billed:
The unlimited accounts are available as well with the pricing of $7.50 per month for resale. The unlimited accounts offer up to 50 connections and unlimited bandwidth per user until 300GB per month, after which their reserve the right to limit them to 4 megabits per second.
On the other hand, if the company prefers to have its own infrastructure, they can provide the following:
The private-label web interface is provided, both for the text and image groups.
If some copyright complaints appear, they will honor all properly entered the DMCA (Digital millennium copyright act) takedown complaints and they expect from all their customers to do the same by forwarding them to the Readnews so they can cancel the requested articles.
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