Usenet News Community

Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system. Please consult Wikipedia for an extensive description of Usenet.

When a user posts an article, it is initially only available on that user's news server. Each news server, however, talks to one or more other servers (its "newsfeeds") and exchanges articles with them. In this fashion, the article is copied from server to server and (if all goes well) eventually reaches every server in the network.

NL-ix does not offer Usenet access or feeds. It does however offer a platform where Usenet Providers can exchange newsfeeds between eachother via peering (Nextfeed) and a service (Bandmarket) by which means ISP's can buy Usenet Outsourcing or Feed Services from Usenet Providers.


Nextfeed In the beginning of this century some of the largest Usenet operators in the world, together with NL-ix, took the initiative to start peering their newsfeeds on a dedicated peering LAN without the use of BGP-4. This NL-ix service is branded as “Nextfeed”.

Nextfeed is now unique in the world and is currently carrying the huge amount of peering-traffic between most of the top 15 Usenet Providers.

For more information on “Nextfeed”, see our dedicated community site or contact us.
See our Pricing Sheet for current NextFeed service charges and for the costs of the required underlying NL-ix OnePort™ See our OnePort™ Product Guideline how this solution can be composed out of the NL-ix OnePort™ products.

Usenet ISP Services

Most Usenet Providers. offer full or partial Usenet Outsourcing and Usenet Feed services (full, iHave and Such), which can be delivered over the NL-ix BandMarket service delivery solution. See our BandMarket Product Guideline how this solution can be composed.

For Service Providers

For Usenet ISP service providers it is interesting to distribute services to 30+ datacenters and reaching over 240+ members without building a private network.
See our Pricing Sheet for current BandMarket service distribution charges.

For existing NL-ix Members

For existing NL-ix members it is interesting to have access to the services of a diverse group of ISP Service Provicers in the Usenet community.

Contact individual Usenet Providers for information on their services or contact us for advice or more information on BandMarket.

See our Pricing Sheet for current Usenet BandMarket service access charges and for the costs of the required underlying NL-ix OnePort™

Bulk NL Routing

For many Usenet Providers. Dutch traffic (to Dutch target group) is a substantial part of their traffic. For those parties, especially at large volumes, it is usefull to obtain a routing solution which gives access to the Dutch part of the Internet and is directly aimed at the specific requirements and usage characteristics of Usenet Providers.

A Bulk NL Routing solution offers 100% NL coverage, saves money on transit costs, and is a turn-key solution for Dutch traffic.

Check our routing solutions page for more info on Bulk NL Routing, check our Pricing Sheet for the current charges or contact us for advise.

OnePort™ concept
As almost all of our services, the Nextfeed News Peering and Usenet ISP Services on BandMarket are delivered via the NL-ix OnePort™. This port is the basic product for all NL-ix Peering and Community solutions and can also be used in combination with the NL-ix Metro Ethernet solutions.

By purchasing an NL-ix Port, most of the Peering and Community services become available for free, and/or additional Metro-Ethernet services will be much cheaper. Speeds of 100 Mbit/s, 1.000 Mbit/s and 10 Gbit/s can be provided.

See the current Usenet News Community Members.