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Giganews ups retention to 300 days

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jun 2009 23:23 User comments (13)

Giganews ups retention to 300 days Giganews announced last week that they had set a new Usenet milestone, upping binary retention to 300 days, a first for any provider.
Retention time is how long Giganews stores data available without deleting to make room for new content.

“Reaching 300 days of retention is a definite high-water mark for us and for Usenet as a whole,” Philip Molter, Giganews CTO added, “As the industry leader, we are excited to offer such lengthy retention times to our customers, and we continue to work toward our goal of a full year’s worth of binary retention.”

The company added that it plans to up retention time again to one full year (365 days) by August.

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13 user comments

110.6.2009 4:22

Actually Giganews wasn't the first one. Newsgroupdirect was three days faster.

http://www.newsgroupdirect.com/

210.6.2009 15:13

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310.6.2009 15:32

@-pollution-

Why PM you when they can get it straight from there web site

Astraweb

410.6.2009 21:31

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510.6.2009 21:44

Quote:
For brownie points.
Neat :P

610.6.2009 22:04
varnull
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referral scam then eh?

710.6.2009 22:26

Newsgroupdirect however sucks balls.
Terrible customer support and some serious server issues.

811.6.2009 7:19

Giganews is funding interner censorship organisations such as the IWF (you can find Giganews logo on their page). I would not touch Giganews with a bargain pole, the internet was meant to be free of censorship.

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911.6.2009 11:45

Astraweb, Retention Capacity Upgrade to 365 Days
http://www.news.astraweb.com/

1011.6.2009 12:45

Originally posted by PRCOQUI:
Astraweb, Retention Capacity Upgrade to 365 Days
http://www.news.astraweb.com/


You must work for them...they have capacity for UP TO 365 days, but currently sit at 295.

1111.6.2009 15:25

Actually Astrawebs retention grows every day. After two months it will most likely be full year.

He didn't say the retention would be 365 days now. So calm down a little. :)

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1211.6.2009 17:46

Originally posted by hape:
Actually Astrawebs retention grows every day. After two months it will most likely be full year.

He didn't say the retention would be 365 days now. So calm down a little. :)
Everyone is calm, AstraWeb says they currently offer 295 days on their frontpage, it is not relevant to the article what they may or may not have in a few months.

1311.6.2009 21:52

Originally posted by malcarada:
Giganews is funding interner censorship organisations such as the IWF (you can find Giganews logo on their page). I would not touch Giganews with a bargain pole, the internet was meant to be free of censorship.
What!? Do you know what newsgroups are used for?

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