[news=http://www.slyck.com/newspics/newzmonster1ak.gif]It is with great sadness that we are announcing the permanent closure of Newzmonster. After recent events where our peer sites received letters of intent from the MPAA we do not wish to be next on the list, we realise that closing the site is not the most popular move but our staff have families that depend on them and being sued into bankruptcy is simply not an option.
By closing Newzmonster we are in now way admitting that the site is guilty of any wrongdoing, we simply host nzb files that are xml data in text files, we are no more guilty of copyright infringement than Google, Yahoo, MSN or any of the other myriad of automatic indexers that live in this wonderful home we call the internet.
We have also decided to take up an offer that was made to us several months ago for the rights to the Newzmonster source code including the "Grasscutter" indexing scripts. We have sold this to a party that has requested complete anonyminity but has plans to launch a multi-format indexing site sometime soon. This deal did not include any user data or databases, all of our user data has been thoroughly destroyed including all databases.
The newzmonster.com domain is available for purchase, we have 90,000 unique page views per day and 15,000 unique visits, please send all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org , no time wasters please.
We thank everyone for their support over the last year and wish you all the best on your endeavours. Its been a blast .