All links take you away to pages hosted by that network or to the 3rd party statistics site netsplit.de, which hosts comprehensive, opt-in network lists such as the top charts. Our purpose is just to get you going by providing important links and information for some selected nets, so that you can quickly compare them or get their home page, server list, etc.
Some information is quoted directly “like this” from the net’s own site.
updated Nov 7, 2003 This page is part of the Networks Site, please do not mirror or distribute.
We highlight here some popular networks with average user counts of 10,000 to 170,000 and up.
We feel many good things lie ahead and we look forward to seeing you online!
Lays claim to historical privilege of being the original IRC network by virtue of still containing the core of early IRC, including the Finnish site where IRC was first used.
Administration and operation are also more traditional than on other networks.
Channel service requires certain conditions before registering a channel.
Policy and application form available from their web site.
It has grown from a subject-specific network into the largest IRC network in the world!