Welcome to Altopia!
Your source for quality uncensored Usenet services since 1995.
Usenet for as little as $6/month. All groups (alt.*, binaries, etc.) included.
Please peruse our web site and sign up when ready.
As of 2015, Altopia has been in business for 20 years! I am proud to say that we still have customers from 1995. Looking forward to the next 20...
TLS/SSL security & privacy enhancements:
April 15th, 2014: The rating for news.altopia.com at Qualys SSL Labs is now an A.
December 13th, 2014: For SSL, we now require TLS 1.0 or better. SSL 3.0 and SSL 2.0 are considered insecure and at Altopia we prefer real security over a false sense of security. As an existing customer, if you need a free month or two to offset the cost of a newsreader upgrade, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Insecure port 666 is also offered as an option if you still need to use insecure SSL 3.0.
April 8th, 2014: We have upgraded the version of OpenSSL used with the web site and the news servers so that they are not vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" security hole. We are also using a new TLS/SSL certificate.
July 2011: 51 TB (46 TiB) of new storage has been activated. To see the impact as it comes online, check out our retention charts.
Attention Customers: When a successfully billed new customer signs up and mentions your email address or the message-id of a Usenet post you make from Altopia (no spamming!, less than 30 days old), your account will receive a free month of service. Multiple free months are possible.
64-bit Article Numbers:
June 2010: The server software has been upgraded to support 64-bit article numbers.
March 2008: We have introduced accounts with no speed limits and no limits on downloads. TLS/SSL included, of course!
TLS/SSL For All:
March 2008: We have enabled TLS/SSL for all accounts. If your newsreader supports NNTP over TLS/SSL, configure your reader to point to port 563 and you should be good to go.
May 2009: This web site and the news servers are now accessible via IPv6. The IPv6 news server name is "news.ipv6.altopia.com".
Risk Free Guarantee:
If within the first two weeks of service you decide you are not completely satisfied, email email@example.com to request a full refund.
ISP / Usenet Outsourcing:
Altopia can save your company money! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in outsourcing your Usenet services or reducing your present outsourcing costs. Free trial! No commit!