Giganews is the First Usenet provider to reach 700 days of binary retention


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Today Giganews reached 700 days of high-quality binary retention, and plans to continue adding retention on a daily basis. With a long-term commitment to leading the Usenet provider industry, Giganews now gives members 700 days—and counting—of high-quality binary retention for the more than 109,000 existing newsgroups. From the people to the servers, the Giganews team and infrastructure function under one roof, proactively working to keep the Usenet service running smooth and fast. The first of any Usenet provider to reach this level of quality and length of time articles are available, Giganews pushes the limit and has a history of innovating in order to give its global members the best possible Usenet service.

Most Usenet providers lack the infrastructure and in-house technical professionals to successfully increase retention days and maintain a high-quality and high-uptime service. The Giganews service is built in-house from the ground up and runs on a multi-redundant network of servers, and employees work 24x7x365 ensuring hands-on technical support.

By having a global infrastructure of multi-redundant systems and a highly-scalable platform, Giganews has a solid history of maintaining long-term, high-quality binary retention and increasing innovative features made available to its members:

  • November, 2006 Giganews offers SSL encryption to its members, increasing Usenet browsing security
  • April, 2007 Giganews reached 120 days of high-quality binary retention
  • May, 2007 Introduction of Giganews Accelerator, a software-based news proxy allowing members to compress headers and enable 256-bit SSL encryption
  • September, 2008 240 days of high-quality binary retention
  • March, 2009 365 days of high-quality binary retention
  • November, 2009 Giganews invites Diamond members to beta of VyprVPN, a personal Virtual Private Network that increases online browsing security
  • March, 2010 Giganews adds VyprVPN as an included feature for Diamond memberships
  • July, 2010 700 days of high-quality binary retention

Giganews employees are passionate about creating a premium Usenet experience, focusing on providing reliability from the ground up. Giganews owns its hardware, designs the software, and runs the service on its own network. Giganews' Usenet service provides unlimited speed, 100% uptime and full completion regardless of the age of an article.

About Giganews

Giganews, the world's largest and most trusted Usenet provider for more than a decade, offers unparalleled newsgroup access through a proprietary, scalable platform designed to maximize speed and reliability. Giganews serves individuals, as well as the largest Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and multi-service providers in more than 200 countries, making it the top Usenet aggregation point in the world. More articles pass through Giganews on a daily basis than any other provider. In addition, the Giganews Newsgroups Archive hosts more than 7 billion articles requiring several petabytes (PB) of storage. Learn more about Giganews at

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