ThunderNews is excited to announce that on October 1, 2008, we will bring our newest Usenet server farm online for our Premium and Premium SSL customers. The new server hardware is designed with multiple levels of redundancy, better load balancing, more connection capacity and room for increased article retention.
On October 1, we will move all of our traffic on the Premium US and Premium US SSL servers to the new server farm. The server names will remain the same.
This change will be transparent for most of our customers. However, there are two important changes that you need to make to assure uninterrupted service:
1) The connection port list is changing. The port list will now be the same for the US and the European servers. You should check your newsreader client software setup to confirm your client is using one of the ports below to connect.
If you use News Rover, you can check your connection setup on the News Rover ‘Configure’ menu, ‘Server’ tab.
us.thundernews.com on NNTP Port: 119, 443 or 8080
eu.thundernews.com on NNTP Port: 119, 443 or 8080
If you subscribe to Premium SSL, use this config info:
secure.us.thundernews.com on SSL Port: 563, 80 or 81
2) As part of the move, we are resynchronizing message ID’s so they are the same across all farms. This will have no impact on you if you do not store message headers. If you subscribe to newsgroups and store message headers, you will need to clear your current headers and get a fresh list beginning October 1. Otherwise, you may receive ‘Message not found’ errors after the move. Click here for more details.
As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to serving your Usenet needs. Please contact us at our Support Desk if we can be of assistance.
ThunderNews is pleased to announce that we can now accept your payment by UK debit card. Through WorldPay, we can accept your Solo, Switch/Maestro, Visa Electron, Delta and JCB card.
Join ThunderNews.com today and pay with your UK Debit card!
ThunderNews now offers accounts with 6 month terms. These accounts work just like our regular monthly accounts, but are offered at a discount. Many of you asked for longer term accounts and we listened!
You can JOIN NOW with a 6 month account at the 15 GB/Month, 30 GB/Month, 150 GB/Month 5 GB/Day and Unlimited /Month account levels as well as various 3 and 12 months accounts as well.
If you would like to upgrade your current account to a longer term account just contact our Support Team and they will be happy to assist.