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DNews Prices, Registration & License.

A. Registration, Licensing and Support Guidelines.

B. DNews Prices

C. How to register?

D. NetWin End User License Agreement For DNews News Server.

A. Registration, Licensing and Support Guidelines


DNews is a NetWin Ltd product. You may, for the purpose of evaluating this product, use this software for 2 months following the month of installation at no charge.

After that period you MUST register your copy and pay the appropriate license fee or stop using it. If you are a State University or School using this software for a NON PROFIT purpose then you can register for free. Schools or Universities may still wish to purchase a support contract.

Current License and Support Options:

NetWin is committed to providing the best license and support options. When you purchase a DNews News Server License, you'll receive these complimentary benefits:

Our expert support staff will provide you with fast, focussed support.

Current Prices

License Cost

Unlimited User License on one machine - This includes 1 Years Standard support and the right to install upgrades(if any) free for 1 year.

2 concurrent user license  - This includes 1 Years Standard support and the right to install upgrades (if any) free for 1 year. US$220
1 concurrent user license  - This includes 1 Years Standard support and the right to install upgrades (if any) free for 1 year. US$95

Click here for prices of other products and bundles

Note: The one and two concurrent user licenses refer to the number of users who may access the server at the same time, not the number of users who may have access to the server.

License life time:

Your DNews license allows you to continue using your version of the software forever, it does not expire. However if you wish to update to new versions released after the 1 year period then you must purchase a new license or take up a support and/or upgrade plan.

Upgrade and Support Options

When your 1 year complimentary Support and Upgrades ends, you can continue to receive expert support and/or new releases by subscribing to one of our annual upgrade and/or support plans.

Ongoing Upgrade/Support Plans


1 Years Standard Support and Upgrades. US$320
1 Years Upgrades Insurance on its own. US$160
1 Years Priority Support and Upgrades. US$2950

Standard Support/Upgrades Plan:

Email advice on installation, configuration and management. Free upgrades to new versions of the software (if any) during the supported period. This level of support is provided free for the first 12 months when you purchase a DNews Server license. It is recommended you continue this level of support when you have some technical expertise in house but do not have years of experience running news software. Response will vary depending on your time-zone but in general all messages are responded to by the next working day.

Upgrade Insurance Plan:

Upgrade Insurance gives you access to upgrade to any new version of DNews for a period of 12 months. This option insures you against the rapid development of news server technology, and allows you to budget your upgrade costs easily. IMPORTANT: You may purchase Upgrade Insurance any time before the end of the complimentary period or before the end of any upgrade and/or support plan. Upgrade Insurance is for those users who want to ensure that they are always running the most advanced news server software but don't require technical support.

Priority Support Plan Includes:

Standard support plus direct Telnet support on your machine if/when requested. In addition your problems will be given priority when multiple fault calls are waiting. This level of support is recommended for commercial customers who cannot afford any down time. Basically with this support, we drop what we are doing and work on your problem.

In future support may be moved from NetWin to a nominated company specializing in this service.


NetWin may port to any unix'ish platform on request. We require a registration before performing this service, as well as Telnet access to your machine.

Send Email to if you have any questions.

B. How to register?

Click on this web page

If that doesn't work for any reason, create a shell/dos prompt and type in:

        tellnews register

You will receive an email reply (within 24 hours) confirming your registration or license or support contract depending on which options you selected. The confirmation will also include your registration key which will allow the software to continue to be used. NOTE: If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, we have probably not received your order. In this case please email or FAX us on +64 9 630 0690 (New Zealand).

Payment Options

Payment is normally made by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Simply enter the name as it is specified on the card, the card number and expire date into the Registration Form. This data is encrypted for protection. However if you prefer you can FAX your details to us on +64 9 6300 689.

If you will paying by cheque or bank transfer please note this in the comments section of the registration form when you register. We will email you a temporary license key, and an invoice will follow per post. If you are paying by bank transfer we will also send you our account details. When we have received your funds we will email your full key. Payments by credit card will receive a paid invoice per post.

Where you are unable to pay by credit card we will always email you a temporary key on receipt of your registration form to cover the time it takes to physically receive your payment. If you are using a purchase order, please quote the number in your registration.

Cheques should be made payable to "Netwin LTD" and posted to; NetWin LTD, PO Box 27574, Mount Roskill,
Auckland, New Zealand. (Use this Currency Converter to calculate the amount owed in your own currency for
cheques. Then use the back button on your browser to return to this page )

C. End User License Agreement For DNews News Server
End User License Agreement For NetWin Software:
DNews News Server
IMPORTANT - Read this License Agreement Carefully:

This License Agreement (LA) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and NetWin Limited for the NetWin Software Product identified above, which includes computer software, and may include associated media, authorization keys and online or other documentation ("Software Product" or "Software"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Software Product, you agree to be bound by the terms of this LA. If you do not agree to the terms of this LA, you may not install, copy or otherwise use the above software.

Software Product License

The Software Product is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Software Product is licensed, not sold.

1 Grant of License. This License Agreement grants you the following rights:

1.1 Systems Software. You may install and use one copy of the Software Product on a single computer, which may be connected at any point in time to an unlimited number of computers operating on one or more networks.

1.2 License FEES. You may use the software for a single period not exceeding 2 calendar months following the month of installation for the purpose of evaluating the software (the evaluation period) at no charge. To use the Software beyond the evaluation period you MUST register your copy and pay the applicable fee(s).

2. Description of other Rights and Limitations

2.1 Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software Product, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

2.2 Rental. You may not lease or rent the Software Product.

2.3 Proprietary notices. You may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Software Product.

2.4 Software Transfer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this LA, provided you advise NetWin LTD, you retain no copies, you transfer all of the Software Product (including all component parts, the media and printed materials and any upgrades), AND the recipient agrees to the terms of this LA. If the Software Product is an upgrade, any transfer must include all prior versions of the Software Product.

2.5 Termination. You may terminate this Software Product License at any time. In addition, without prejudice to any other rights, this Agreement and the license granted hereunder will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions described herein. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of the Software and Documentation. Your obligations to pay accrued charges and fees shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

2.6 Authorization Keys. Authorization keys may be installed and enabled for use in only one license control utility. You may not modify or make inoperable authorization keys or license control utilities.

3. Copyright

All title and copyrights in and to the Software Product, and accompanying printed materials are owned by NetWin LTD. The Software Product is protected by copyright laws and International treaty provisions. Therefore you must treat the software product like any other copyrighted material except that you may either (a) make one copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT solely for backup or archival purposes, or (b) install the software product on a single computer provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. The software DNews is Copyright 1995 NetWin LTD, New Zealand, All rights reserved. The software remains the sole and exclusive property of NetWin at all times.

4. Updates and Technical Support:

Upon registration and payment of appropriate fee(s) NetWin LTD for the specified period from the date of registration of the Licensed Software will make available to you Technical Support in the manner and under the guidelines set forth in the Licensed Software User Documentation, which may be modified from time to time by NetWin at its discretion without notice. NetWin may, from time to time, revise or update the licensed software. In so doing, NetWin incurs no obligation to furnish such revision or updates to you. Updates and further support terms are available to you on the same basis as NetWin makes them available to its other licensees at then current prices.

5. Disclaimer of Warranty

The Software is provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Software is borne by you. Should the Software prove defective, you and not NetWin or its suppliers assume the entire cost of any service and repair. In addition, the security mechanisms implemented by NetWin software have inherent limitations, and you must determine that the Software sufficiently meets your requirements. This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of the agreement.

6 Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, any conditions or warranties imposed or implied by law are hereby excluded. Consumers may however have the benefit of certain rights or remedies in respect of which liability may not be excluded. Insofar as such liability may not be excluded then to the maximum extent permitted by law, such liability is limited, at Netwin’s exclusive option, to either (a) the price paid for the SOFTWARE or (b)replacement of the SOFTWARE.

7 Exclusion of Liability/Damages

The following is without prejudice to any rights you may have at law which cannot legally be excluded or restricted. You acknowledge that no promise, representation, warranty or undertaking has been made or given by NetWin (or related company ) to any person or company on its behalf in relation to the profitability of or any other consequences or benefits to be obtained from the delivery or use of the SOFTWARE and any accompanying NetWin Supplied software, manuals or other materials. You have relied upon your own skill and judgment in deciding to acquire the SOFTWARE and any accompanying manuals and other materials for use by you. Except as and to the extent provided in this agreement, neither NetWin nor any related company will in any circumstances be liable for any other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business, business interruption, loss of business information or other indirect or consequential loss) arising out of the use, or inability to use, or supply or non-supply, of the software and any accompanying written materials. Netwin’s total liability under any provision of this agreement is in any case limited to the amount actually paid by you for the software.