- Server Address: news.alibis.com
- Standard Ports: 119 - 8080
- SSL Ports: 563
- Maximum Connections: 30
How Do I connect?
There are many ways to access the servers after purchasing an Alibis.com account. Our web browser works great for Mac and PC environments as long as your are connected to the internet. If you prefer to download a browser program, we suggest News Rover (which comes with a free 30 day trial of the News Rover softwar). With Alibis.com, you can use any other news reader program available online. Upon startup enter the server information (at right) to connect to your account.
What is Usenet/Usenet newsgroups?
Usenet News is a world-wide service where users share information and files on a wide variety of topics. The information is organized by topic into newsgroups. Users post messages and data or read responses within the individual groups and get files and feedback from others with similar interests.
Newsgroups also provide users a forum where they can exchange files and information such as pictures, software, and media.
What Do I get with an Alibis.com account?
Our accounts are all-inclusive, meaning we don't limit downloads in speed or amount. We do not bottleneck our users, giving them direct access to the news servers. Also, as always, if you fill out our contact form, we will contact you promptly and at any time of the day.
Do I have to pay online?
No, in fact payments are accepted by money order in US dollars, cash, or personal check if from a bank within the United States. Payments should be in US dollars sent to
Usenet News Server Co.
5150 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Suite #101, PMB #362
Carmichael, CA 95608
WHAT IS A VPN?
Visit our sister site SecureNNTP to learn more about virtual private networks (VPN's). SecureNNTP uses VPN's to offer customers the most secure private newsgroup experience. There is no special encryption software to purchase, SecureNNTP provides VPN tunneling software with 2048 bit encryption.
Are newsgroups safe?
Alibis.com fully respects your privacy rights. From the very beginning, our company's policies have reflected our commitment to your privacy.
Alibis.com Privacy & Security Policy
Usenet News Server Co. will require certain information from you when you signup. In the course of providing customer support you will also be required to provide certain information. Although this may at first seem to be a minor nuisance, be assured that these extra steps for verification are intended to further protect you, as well as to help us to provide you with quality service and support. This information is never released to others, unless we are ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction to do so. Usenet News Server Co. will never sell or rent customer information or lists, and never has.
Alibis.com makes every effort to ensure that our high standards of service and maintenance are consistent and unswerving. To that end, we monitor our servers as needed, but not online. Your activities in newsgroups are private, and we respect that privacy, including what you download, post, and the content thereof.
Usenet News Server Co. protects its customers by not releasing personal information or usage information unless directed to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction to attorneys, investigators or agencies. Should there be a court hearing, customers will be notified should they choose to challenge the submission or forfeiture of personal information.
Usenet News Server Co. cooperates fully with law enforcement agencies. Notwithstanding Usenet News Server, Co. will not relinquish customer information except by court order, as required by the Fourth Amendment. Usenet News Server Co. will, when requested by law enforcement entities, acknowledge the existence of personal customer information, and when requested, provide the technical language to include in the court order, "particularly describing ... the property to be seized." In a criminal investigation Usenet News Server Co. is under a duty not to divulge the fact of the investigation to the customer.
Usenet News Server Co. values the privacy of its customers and exercises rigorous efforts to maintain your confidence. We do not keep log files of what our customers download from the Newsgroups. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.
How Do I Submit Copyright Inquiries?
Report all Copyright Infringement Issues to:
Joseph Strazicich c/o Usenet News Server Co.
5150 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite #101, PMB#362
Carmichael, CA 95608