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IRCNow: The Users' Network


IRCNow provides internet services for the free and open source community. IRCNow is a federation of servers that govern themselves, each one with its own team of sysadmins who provide different services.

Our goal is to create a network that ensures user freedom. Learn about our goals. To chat with us, you can connect to one of the following servers:

LocationNameHostnameGovernorMinuteminOps of LibertyServicesType
Las Vegas, USALecturifyirc.lecturify.netgryBaytuch?, Siva, Yonle? ZNCStable
Las Vegas, USAInspireNETirc.inspirenet.orgTcachezen , Almajd VPN, XMPP & ZNCStable
Las Vegas, USAShellTalkirc.shelltalk.netHydragyrumQuo-fan, jan6, akoizumi shellsTesting
Miami, USArpblcirc.rpblc.netNaglfarNoisytoot ZNCStable
New York, USAIRCForeverirc.ircforever.orgThor_Of_AngelsMiniontoby, libredev ZNCStable
New York, USABSDForAllirc.bsdforall.orgPyritePyroAncientWisdom, mkf? ZNC, shellsTesting
New York, USANaStYcOdEirc.nastycode.comSplinTerdennis, jlj, suzerain, mohnish ZNCStable
New York, USAPlanetOfNixirc.planetofnix.comizzybbountyht ZNCStable
Roost, LuxembourgOddProtocolirc.oddprotocol.orgError?Hawk, skar, monaco shells, ZNCStable Testing
Roost, LuxembourgThunderIRCirc.thunderirc.netg1nshokara, r1k, gandalf ZNCStable
Roost, LuxembourgFreeIRCirc.freeirc.orgMisterExfnw, Kilroy, debiankaios shellsTesting
Miami, USACloud9pcloud9p.orgmkf?pra  Stable
Miami, USAIRCNowirc.ircnow.orgjrmugry, Error?, izzyb, xfnw, mkf  Stable
LocationNameHostnameGovernorMinuteminOps of LibertyServicesTypeHardware
Texas, USALecturify gry  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USAOddProtocol Error?  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USABSDForAll pyritepyro  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USAThunderIRC g1n?  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USAIRCNow jrmu  VPSVPSeshardware
UK/EuropeFreeIRCminigamesgalore.freeirc.orgMisterE?  MinetestMinetesthardware?
UK/EuropeNastyCodenastycode.comjlj?suzerain Matrix?Matrix?hardware?
?IRCForeverminetest.ircforever.orgThor_Of_Angels?  MinetestMinetesthardware?

(IRC server network map?)

(Full list of servers)

IRC Bouncers

With an IRC bouncer, you will now be able to receive messages while you're offline. A bouncer helps save messages for you while you're disconnected so your IRC client can download them once you log in later on. Our bouncer also lets you chat with users on any IRC network and even other chat protocols such as Telegram or Discord. It also cloaks your IP from others for anonymity and security.

IRC Bots

Request a free bot to use for your channel. We provide channel relays to connect multiple IRC networks and bridges to connect IRC with other protocols. We also provide chat bots and Bible bots.


Get a free VPN account. This can be useful for security reasons (such as when you connect to a wifi hotspot), for anonymity reasons (since it hides your IP), and access to news sites and more.


Get a free email account! We give all users a combined total of 1GB of storage with each file storage account. We support all open protocols: POP, IMAP, and SMTP, and you can export your account whenever you want. We do not sell user data to third parties.

File Storage

Get free file storage! We give all users a combined total of 1GB of storage with each file storage and email account. We currently support sftp/scp and plan to add support for rsync.

Code Hosting

Get free code hosting! We provide hosting for git and cvs.

OpenBSD Guides

You can learn OpenBSD by reading our how to guides and join our community at #openbsd. We aim to provide working examples and topics not covered by the excellent OpenBSD man pages.

IRCNow Goals

We're interested in improving the open IRC ecosystem. Read more about our goals here.

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All content is under the IRCNow License. Page last modified on February 26, 2023, at 09:01 AM