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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Giganews' first blog post!

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Giganews' first blog post!
Welcome to the new Giganews Blog

Welcome to the Giganews blog. This is a corporate blog set up to keep our customers up to date on everything going on at Giganews. We’ll be posting on our own experiences using Giganews and other Usenet related technologies.

Take advantage of our RSS/Atom feeds and social bookmarking features to keep up to date and spread the word.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool.. am i the first one to comment?

Keep up the good work guys!

1:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! I am the second one!

1:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...



1:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you are


1:54 PM 
Blogger LongJohn129 said...

Hey I am here too!

2:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonne idée, bravo !

Good idea, after years of painful surprises and desapointments, my quest for a reliable newshosting company has ended earlier this year. it's like a dream come true. I used to have 3 or 4 days retention with my previous one... it was a nightmare. And now, with this blog, it'll be probably very interesting and maybe even useful. I live in Switzerland, and usenet is still one of the least known part of the Internet. All the best for your blog !

Jacques-Olivier, Geneva.

2:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...



2:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Giganews I am a poster to number 7!!!

2:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I am the 7th keep it up Giganews you are #1.

2:19 PM 
Blogger MAYHEM said...


2:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hrm, it's still saying only 1 comment on the initial page.....working as intended!

2:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Giganews! Interested in seeing what you'll be posting here...

2:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, nice one giganews!!! looks like the mass mail out about this blog has slowed the site a little tho :)

keep the retention and great download speeds coming!

2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great GigaNews. Super service!!!

2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Maybe we'll do something like this on our site if it works out well.

2:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a photo tour of the hardware giganews uses.

3:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news. Can't wait to hear some of the inner-workings of giganews.

3:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a photo tour of the hardware giganews uses.

Yes - or a factsheet of what youre using :) how much, etc

3:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope to see some inter-office hyjinks...perhaps a line up called, "The Ladies of Newsbin" or "Employee car of the Week". I'd like to see GN instead of a lot of text.

3:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, your service and your customer service rock.

I 2nd the photo tour idea!

3:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay giganews!

the best servers and customer service in the industry!

thanks guys.

3:24 PM 
Blogger misterorange said...

Awesome. I hope the blogging works out for you. I can only imagine the tales of Giganews employees :)

3:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent service guys.
retenetion that cant be beaten

3:41 PM 
Blogger silvaboy said...

Great job guys. Gn rocks. Love the unlimited download plan

Keep up the great work

3:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn good service - Keep up the good work.

I'm curious does Gignews publish how large their current file storage system is?

3:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work guys- I lurve my Giganews!

3:54 PM 
Blogger BF said...

Nice move Giganews. I would also like to see a users forum, where we all could share ideas about how to improve our Usenet experience and our experiences with the latest utilities and apps. Giganews rocks! Keep it up!!

3:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, am i 23rd?

3:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your service and your retention. Keep up the good work.

Great Day

4:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 year subscriber and I wouldnt change hosts for the world! YOU GUYS ARE THE FREAKING BEST!!!!!! If you are a potential customer, you wont go wrong with these guys or *I* will give you your money back! lol!

4:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome.... Giganews ROCKS!

4:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Giganews! I admire companies that are willing to run company blogs. It shows you guys care about your customers and are willing to interact with them in as many ways as possible.

Way to go!

4:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another feature added to a service that I didn't think could get any better. Keep up the great work guys.

4:37 PM 
Blogger Streamfire Photography said...

I'd love to visit your data center with my desktop. What I would give to be able to jack in via fiber to your network and download till all my hard drives was stuffed full of data...

5:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea: = easy blog for every one with multi lingual interface :-)

Thanks for the quality of your service. I'm a very satisfied subscriber for a couple of years now. While the great reliability of your server was always close to 100%, the retention though a bit short in the beginning (+- 15d in binaries) is really ok now.

Thank you and continue the good job !

5:03 PM 
Blogger Profit said...

The world is a good place =)

*waves to all the other bloggers in friendly manner

5:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't tell people about usenet dammit!

5:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet, Giganews keeps on growing!
First usenet company that tries to reach the community and its users? :)

5:26 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark another hardware viewing request. I can't imagine what your server farm looks like with the retention you guys are sporting.

Here's a quick question: to have the kind of retention you do, how many gigs of storage space does that require?

5:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, in at the start of history. Now thats really something

5:32 PM 
Blogger Aaron said...

god bless giganews.

5:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see you joinging the blogging community, I have already added it to my bloglines.

5:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your servers have far out performed any of the rivals that I've tried! Keep up the great work, it'll certainly be interesting to hear some tales from your net admins, security guys, etc.. :)

5:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This service is simply amazing, and is a steal at $25 a month. Thank you !!

5:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:52 PM 
Blogger Anon Emous said...

Great Newsgroups site.. been using it for several years now. Thanks and please keep up the good work!


6:01 PM 
Blogger von said...

Nice! Thanks for the service.

7:03 PM 
Blogger Stouty said...

I have been a Giganews customer for over 5 years. They are wonderful, as during that time, they have provided continued improvement in retention, speed, and pricing packages. They continue to provide more value for less cost from year to year. The only problem with the unlimited plan, is that my ISP sent me a nasty letter because of the amount of "News" I was reading. Their message was all about the bandwith. I think anything over about 50 Gig a month is their trigger. Would be interested to hear what other isp's do concerning large bandwith users. Rock On ! Giganews, and thanks for the great service.

7:08 PM 
Blogger Marbman said...

So do we get a prize for being like the first 50 or so posters :) ???


8:03 PM 
Blogger D E Z said...

I use the 25gig option. Everything I need is just a click away........Thanks Giganews

8:41 PM 
Blogger King Tiger II said...

Best retention and speed on internet.



8:43 PM 
Blogger skyy22 said...

The best usenet service ever! I really enjoy how you keep increasing retention days and services. Giganews forver!

8:47 PM 
Blogger Benito Vergara said...

But... what would you folks even blog about? Apologize for every time the server goes down? Explain the missing headers? That's, like, never happened! =)

Seriously though -- I've been a customer since March 4, 2001, and I've never looked back since. You folks are amazing.

9:12 PM 
Blogger Hueydude said...

Thanks for the great service!! Keep up the good work!!

11:20 PM 
Blogger samik said...

Here's another happy customer. Keep up the good work!

12:50 AM 
Blogger mypetsstory said...

Good service! I use it a long time and very enjoy it.

1:42 AM 
Blogger Usenet Leech said...

Outstanding service, retention and completion. As long as Giganews is in business, I am a faithful customer!

1:45 AM 
Blogger bobbel66 said...

Great service but a bit expensive tu use the unlimited account IMHO ;)

4:17 AM 
Blogger Jimerb said...

Whoo hoo! Giganews Rocks!

Infrequently does a company provide such a good product that there's nothing to complain about.

Retention keeps growing - speed is awesome. Server is reliable. Premo.

I'd love to see an indexing service someday with a notification option if what your looking for is posted.

Keep up the great work!

6:09 AM 
Blogger JeRrYFaR said...

I guess I'm number 60.. this is cool.. can't wait to see what you have to say in the future.. Keep up the good work!

8:15 AM 
Blogger swollen_thumbs said...

I would like to see an indexing of whats on the servers. Would make things a lot easier. Create a forum also.

11:24 AM 
Blogger Boris Pasternak said...

Nice work lads, adding this service for your customers.. Personally think that Giganews is one of the best, and this will continue with initiatives like this. Succes!!

12:48 PM 
Blogger stoneyjo said...

Reply for Stouty about ISPs and bandwidth - I had a problem with that and just did a search for ISPs and ended up with one that has 500Gb a month as its fair-use policy, as most of the unlimited(!) accounts seem to trigger at 100Gb and I objected to getting a nasty letter the first and only time I went over the limit! BTW this is in the UK. I've been with Giganews for over a year now and have never had any problems so am very happy with the service. Thank you Giganews.

4:01 AM 
Blogger BuBu said...

I guess the good folks at Giganews realize what the word 'Unlimited' means.

With all the retention, I think they have a Master Plan, er, hidden agenda, to become the Inter-galactic Archivist's!

Having nothing to complain about the service, I'll make a wish for faster header retrieval.

1:35 PM 
Blogger Anon Emous said...

Reply for Stouty about ISPs and bandwidth -- my ISP ( in Canada) limits downloads to 75 GB per month.. more than I ever use or need.

They also offer a service for users to log on and check what the current month's usage is at.. it helps heavy users manage their downloads.

6:54 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your service ranks second to none---tried others but always come back to the best---thanks!!!

10:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea keep up the good work, you guys rock, and think you guys will give us a behind the scences look at what kind of hardware you guys are running, im sure most of us geeks would love to see what you need to host usenet at 1mb/s plus speeds.

10:43 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a phone number or address to contact Giganews?

4:31 PM 
Blogger Giganews said...

Giganews only provides email based support. You can reach Giganews' support team by emailing support - at -

7:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Maybe we'll do something like this on our site if it works out well.

5:04 AM 
Blogger Unknown said...

How the hell do I get thes cowboys to answer my emails that I have sent in on the contacts webpage, I still havent had my username and password, it says up to an hour, i have been at work all day and still no pissing username and passeord. I want the damned thing now. I have paid for this service dammit.

1:38 PM 
Blogger Giganews said...


Our support department is very quick at answering emails. It could be that your spam filter has filtered emails from Giganews. Check your spam folder and make sure to add to the list of approved domains.

If you're using a Microsoft based email like MSN,, or hotmail please use a different email address to communicate with Giganews.

Microsoft has massive problems delivering emails and Microsoft based emails are no longer supported by Giganews.

Hope this helps.

1:45 PM