nzbX.co is quite the stand out right now. The owner has multiple EC2 instances running the frontends of his indexer, and seems to be coding the site near around the clock. Adding features left and right. Including Sickbeard integration and even being able to upvote comments. It’s a pretty massive undertaking for just a single person. Not to mention the monetary resources to run it all, for free no less.
nzbX.co is completely free, for now anyways. Yet is bound to be the next high profile public indexer. Running Amazon AWS servers would seemingly put a big DMCA target on your back, but who knows. I’d love for this site to work, but I have my doubts. Already he’s had his paypal account suspended. Not even a week in and already there is a little heat. Nonetheless, I really want this site to work out. Everyone should read the nzbX.co dev blog.
PrivNZB has gone the other route. Smaller server running straight NewzNab. But they’re charging $30 for VIP. Granted, that indexer only plans on serving maybe a few hundred people. And who wouldn’t want to be apart of a very secretive private indexer. Being a smaller target, they’re not likely to attract a lot of attention. But $30 is a lot, especially for something so new. I’m not sure if any NewzNab site is worth $30 when there are still others that are cheaper or free. But I know a lot of you don’t have a lot of choices and worry about the future.