Regional IRC Networks

Selected networks serving a specific geographic area or language

updated August 2020

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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.

/media/flags/de-flag.png BlafaselNet

Server Locations: Germany
Servers: irc.blafasel.de
Information:
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.

/media/flags/br-flag.png BrasIRC

Webchat: http://chat.BrasIRC.com.br
Server Locations: Brazil
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Servers: irc2.brasirc.com.br
Information:
Another large Brazilian network. Note that this is not the only network calling itself BrasIRC, but is by far the largest of them.

/media/flags/gr-flag.png GRnet

Server Locations: Canada, Greece, UK
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Servers: https://grnet.wordpress.com/about/grnet-servers/
Servers: srv.irc.gr
Information:
Started 1996. Some foreign servers serving expatriates too.

/media/flags/es-flag.png IRC-Hispano

Webchat: https://chathispano.com/webchat/
Server Locations: Spain
Services: Channel (Chan), Nick (Nick) Memo (Memo) Channel registration (CReg)
Servers: irc.chathispano.com
Information:
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. Started at late 1995

/media/flags/au-flag.png Oz.Org

Server Locations: Australia
Services: Channel (Z)
Servers: irc.ozorg.net
Information:
The first really large local network. It’s made up of servers that used to be the Australian part of the Undernet.

/media/flags/pt-flag.png PTNet

Server Locations: Portugal
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ, ircIIhelp)
Servers: irc.ptnet.org
Information:
The largest local network for Portugal.

/media/flags/ru-flag.png RusNet

Server Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, USA
Servers: irc.lucky.net, irc.anarxi.st, irc.tsua.net, irc.mv.ru, irc.seb.org.ua, irc.odessa.ua
Information:
RusNet serves the Russian-speaking community with servers spread throughout the former Soviet Union and a few more outside it.

/media/flags/th-flag.png ThaiNet

Server Locations: Thailand, USA
Services: Channel (ChanServ), Nick (NickServ) Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Servers: irc.in.thirc.in.th, chat.irc.in.th
Information:

/media/flags/bg-flag.png UniBG

Server Locations: Bulgaria
Services: Nick (NS), Channel (CS), Memo (MS), Stats (SS), Help (HS)
Servers: irc.unibg.org, irc.rosal.bg
Information:
Started 1996, now a major network.

/media/flags/za-flag.png ZAIRC

Server Locations: South Africa, UK
Services: Nick (NickServ), Memo (MemoServ)
Servers: irc.zairc.net
Information:
Originally known as Differnet, ZAnet is probably the oldest existing local network. A split in October 2000 resulted in the formation of ZAnet.net to ZAnet.org Started at late 1993