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.
July 2015: 84 TB (76 TiB) of new storage has been added. To see the impact, check out our retention charts.
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:
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.
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:
The server software supports 64-bit article numbers.
Our accounts have no speed limits and no limits on downloads. TLS/SSL included, of course!
TLS/SSL For All:
We support 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.
This web site and the news servers are 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!