IRCNow: The Users' Network

Of the users, By the users, For the users


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. To chat with us, you can connect to one of the following servers:

Las Vegas, USAirc.lecturify.netgryBaytuch, Siva, YonleZNC
Las Vegas, USAirc.inspirenet.orgTcache ZNC, VPN
Las Vegas, USAirc.shelltalk.netyimingjacobk, monkeybusiness45, al1r4dshell, ZNC
Las Vegas, USAirc.rpblc.netmaxxevrl, NaglfarZNC
New York, USAAttach:IRCForever-logo.png Δ MiniontobyZNC
New York, USAirc.bsdforall.orgPyritePyroAncientWisdom, monsieur, Sysop_NiteStormshell, ZNC
New York, USAirc.nastycode.comSplinTer shell, mail, ZNC
New York, USAirc.planetofnix.comizzybforero, agroena, pra, sylv1aZNC
Roost, Luxembourgirc.oddprotocol.orgmatt, Posterdati shell, ZNC
Roost, Luxembourg BokamoshoZNC
Roost, Luxembourgirc.freeirc.orgtomglok ZNC
Roost, Luxembourgcloud9p.orgmkfjrmu 
Miami, USAirc.ircnow.orgjrmuizzyb, mkf, Yonle, AncientWisdom 
LocationNameHostnameGovernorMinuteminOps of LibertyServicesTypeHardware
Texas, USANastyCodehost.nastycode.comSplinTer?  VPSVPSeshardware?
Texas, USAOddProtocolhost.oddprotocol.orgjrmu  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USABSDForAllhost.bsdforall.orgpyritepyro  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USAPlanetOfNixhost.planetofnix.comizzyb?  VPSVPSeshardware
Texas, USAIRCNowhost.ircnow.orgjrmu  VPSVPSeshardware
?Lecturifyminetest.lecturify.netBaytuch  MinetestMinetesthardware

(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. 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 . 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.