NZBMatrix closed. Many usenet indexing services close registrations

The last thing I expected to see was a notice titled “The End” explaining that NZBMatrix is calling it quits. They closed the site for many reasons outlined in the announcement:

The End…

It is with our regret to announce that NZBMATRIX has closed.

We have had to make this decision due to a very large takedown request from a company called Wiggin LLC. These represent the following: Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited (“FACT”), Paramount Home Entertainment International Limited; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Limited; The Walt Disney Company Limited; Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Limited; Universal Pictures (UK) Limited; Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Limited.

As everyone is aware we are DMCA/Takedown notice compliant, and always have been.
Once this notice is completed we are left with an impossible task of policing our indexing bots.  Even then it won’t stop there, there will be follow-up notices etc.

Coupled with this is problems with payment providers, we have been through pretty much everyone out there, in the end they all pull out.
There are massive server/bandwidth costs to pay, with the payments in-stability this is a very hard task.

NZBMATRIX has never been the subject of any legal issues or threats.

Also the Usenet Indexing scene is going through some changes, with content being removed from pretty much every provider its making the existence of an indexer irrelevant if the content does not even exists anymore.

So it’s time for us to bow out…

I wrote about Newzbin2 and Mysterbin. I did not think that the same could happen to NZBMatrix.

I have to say that NZBMatrix was worth every penny. I found that made them so valuable was the active comments and the community of people who were there to help in the event of any problem. With millions of users a month NZBMatrix was one of the major Usenet indexing services.

Closing NZBMatrix caused quite a stir among users and NZB sites.

DOGnzb finished accepting new members. The admin has disabled invites. He was concerned about the sudden influx of new users. No word on when or if he will turn on again invites. Probably he has no intention of opening invites. DOGnzb want to stay small and stay away from the problems.

NZBs.in did the same. It was founded by the administrators and editors who left Newzbin2. Yesterday you could register in NZBs.in despite a significant slowdown. Today, registration is closed. Probably after modernization NZBs.in will open registrations. Unfortunately, only on invitation.

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