List of newsgroups

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This is a partial list of newsgroups that are significant for their popularity or their position in Usenet history.

The Big-8 hierarchies[edit]

These are the most widely distributed and carefully controlled newsgroup hierarchies. See Big 8 (Usenet) and the Great Renaming for more information.

comp[edit]

Computer-related topics.

news[edit]

Matters related to the functioning of Usenet itself.

rec[edit]

Recreation and entertainment topics.

sci[edit]

Science-related topics.

talk[edit]

Discussion of various topics, especially controversial ones. Includes political topics as well.

The alt hierarchy[edit]

This is the most extensive newsgroup hierarchy outside of the Big 8. Examples include:

References[edit]