Regional IRC Networks

Selected networks serving a specific geographic area or language

updated Mar 15, 2003

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These are networks devoted to a specific geographic area or language. Often they provide the best way for you to meet or chat with people from those areas. You may also be interested in our list of international IRC resources. In addition, certain general networks also have channels devoted to specific areas or languages, use the channel list search page to find them.

Argentina: SurNet

Locations: Argentina

Services: Channel (X), Nick (Nickserv)

Australia: Oz.Org

The first really large local network. It’s made up of servers that used to be the Australian part of the Undernet.

Locations: Australia

Services: Channel (Z)

Brazil: BrasNET

Currently the largest local Brazilian network, this network has emerged the clear favourite among Brazilian users,

Locations: Brazil

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (Helpserv, ircIIhelp)

Main channel: #brasil

Brazil: BrasIRC

Another large Brazilian network. Note that this is not the only network calling itself BrasIRC, but is by far the largest of them.

Locations: Brazil

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)

Alternative access: Java

Main channel: #brasil

Brazil: RedeBrasil

A smaller Brazilian network with the name of RedeBrasil.

Locations: Brazil

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ)

Main channel: #brasil

Bulgaria: UniBG

Started 1996, now a major network.

Servers: 28

Locations: Bulgaria

Services: Nick (NS), Channel (CS), Memo (MS), Stats (SS), Help (HS) Main channel: #bulgaria

Germany: BlafaselNet

A small network evolved from a single channel named #blafasel. Of course you have to be German to understand the humour behind it. Populated mainly by IRC veterans. Locations: Germany

Services: none

Main channel: #blafasel

Greece: GRnet

Started 1996. Some foreign servers serving expatriates too.

Locations: Canada, Greece, UK

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)

Main channel: #hellas

Administrative channel: #gr-opers

Indonesia: Indonet

Poorly maintained but fairly popular.

Locations: Indonesia

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ)

No server list. Use irc.indo.net.id 6667

Italy: IRCity

IRCity, fornerly known as FASTnet, is the first lasting attempt to form an all-Italian network. Started 1997. Locations: Italy

Services: none

Main channel: #italia

Server: irc.ircity.org

Mexico: Red Latina

Started 1997.

Locations: Mexico, USA

Services: Channel (X), Nick (Ns), Memo (Ms)

Pakistan

A very small single server from Cyber Internet Services

Server: irc.cyber.net.pk 6667

A very small single server run by CompuNet Online.

Server: irc.col.com.pk 6667

Philippines

A very small single server run by a large local ISP, Sky Internet

Server: irc.skyinet.net 6667

Portugal: PTnet

One of the largest networks in the world.

Locations: Portugal

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ, ircIIhelp)

Main channel: #portugal

Portugal: PTlink

Small network, better known for the public release of its server and Services code.

Locations: Portugal

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ, ircIIhelp)

Main channel: #portugal

Russia/Former Soviet Union: RusNet

RusNet serves the Russian-speaking community with servers spread throughout the former Soviet Union and a few more outside it.

Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, USA

Services: under development

South Africa South Africa: ZAnet.org

Originally known as Differnet, ZAnet is probably the oldest existing local network. A split in October 2000 resulted in the formation of ZAnet.net

Loactions: South Africa, UK

Services: Nick (NickServ), Memo (MemoServ)

Started: Late 1993

Main channel: #za

South Africa South Africa: ZAnet.net

A group of servers that split from the original ZAnet over administrative issues.

Locations: South Africa Services: Nick (NickServ), Memo (MemoServ)

Started: Oct 2000

Main channel: #za

South Africa: LagNet

Locations: South Africa

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)

Alternative access: Java

Started: January 1997

Operator channel: #LagNet

Spain: IRC-Hispano

After a turbulent early history and changing a number of names, this local network has emerged as a truly major regional network. Also one of the largest nets in the world.

Locations: Spain

Services: Channel (Chan), Nick (Nick) Memo (Memo) Channel registration (CReg)

Started: Late 1995

Switzerland: FunChat

German-language Swiss network.

Locations: Switzerland

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Help (HelpServ)

Alternative access: Java

Thailand: ThaiNet IRC

Locations: Thailand, USA

Services: Channel (ChanServ), Nick (NickServ) Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)

Help channel: #services

Turkey: irctr

Locations: Turkey, USA

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ)

Main channel: #zurna

United States: Louisiana: CajNet

Locations: USA (Louisiana)

Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ)

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