townag is down – a well-known german usenet board is currently down and redirected to a Walt Disney site. The board is known for quite some decent uploads of german content across all categories but they password protected many of their releases and their VIP pricing is pretty expensive plus they accept payment methods that are not privacy-friendly and can get you into trouble once this board is taken down by authorities. So be warned and better go the extra mile and get bitcoin to pay for any usenet related services.

Town is also known for making false claims about that their content is only available on one provider (their partner site) and that’s simply not true – usenet does not work that way 😉

Watch out and don’t get yourself banned from the forum, they’ll even do that to paying VIP customers.

Update: After serveral days of downtime Town is up again.