This site http://www.news-admin.org/
has been set up by news hierarchy maintainers (that is, the persons
responsible for managing one or more of the top-level newsgroup
hierarchies) for use by other maintainers and by users of USENET.
This site contains links to all known top-level hierarchies, any of
which may register a subdomain of news-admin.org for their hierarchy.
The hierarchies which are presently using this system are:
Getting a subdomain of aus.news-admin.org
If you are a recognised news hierarchy maintainer (in other
words, if your email address is on one of the following Top-level
hierarchies lists) then Nick Andrew would like to offer you a
subdomain of news-admin.org to assist in maintaining
A subdomain of news-admin.org is useful because it
is easy to for people to remember. It's also permanent so when
you change providers or jobs the subdomain does not also change.
And if you decide to pass the role to somebody else, there is no
need for the contact addresses to change either.
Each subdomain is offered for free forever (so long as there
is enough interest to keep news-admin.org registered and
properly delegated, of course).
If you would like to start using a subdomain of
news-admin.org for your hierarchy then please email
Nick Andrew <firstname.lastname@example.org> to get the
- Lewis Eisen's "Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies"
This document lists newsgroup hierarchy names and a short
description of whom or what the hierarchy is about, but provides
no contact or website details.
- Usenet Hierarchies: Config Files FAQ
Unfortunately this FAQ appears to have been last updated in 1999.
Do not use the control.ctl file within, as it is obsolete.
- Rone's unified control.ctl file
This file is probably the most up-to-date list of hierarchies and
their control information. It is now maintained by Russ Allbery. If
yours is a new hierarchy, you really need your entry in this file.