At the end of June 30, 2021, the GWDG will discontinue its USENET service
"news.gwdg.de". The USENET service originated in the late 1970s well before the World Wide Web (WWW) and was used for text-oriented technical discussions. For many years, however, the use of USENET has been in sharp decline, and discussions have shifted to forums on the WWW. Therefore, after decades, the GWDG will discontinue support of USENET.
In the course of a technical restructuring, the name
"news.gwdg.de" will be used in the future to provide operational reports and news from the GWDG.