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List of regional IRC networks

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
Servers: 6
Locations: Argentina
Default port: 6667
Max users: >600
Services: Channel (X), Nick (Nickserv)
Server list

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.
Servers: 10
Locations: Australia
Max users: >3000
Services: Channel (Z)
Server list

Brazil: BrasNET
Currently the largest local Brazilian network, this network has emerged the clear favourite among Brazilian users,
Servers: 35
Locations: Brazil
Max users: >28000
Default port: 6667
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.
Servers: 45
Locations: Brazil
Max users: >14300
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Alternative access: Java
Main channel: #brasil
Server list

Brazil: RedeBrasil
A smaller Brazilian network with the name of RedeBrasil.
Servers: 25
Locations: Brazil
Default port: 6667
Max users: >4300
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ)
Main channel: #brasil
No server list</a>

Bulgaria: UniBG
From its humble beginnings as a struggling network of a handful of 486 servers on modem links UniBG has evolved into a very respectable local network. This is what dedication and work can do for a small network.
Servers: 28
Locations: Bulgaria
Max users: >5700
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NS), Channel (CS), Memo (MS), Stats (SS), Help (HS)
Started: January 1996
Main channel: #bulgaria
Server list

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.
Servers: 11
Locations: Germany
Default port: 6667
Max users: <100
Services: none
Main channel: #blafasel
Server list

Germany: Wunder-Nett
Wunder-Nett is a small German network and one of the older local ones. Last time I checked, it looked like its days were numbered due to lack of users and/or interest...
Servers: 5
Locations: Germany
Default port: 6667
Max users: <100
Services: none
Started: July 1995
Operator channel: #Wonderland
Server list (slightly outdated)

Greece: GRnet
Another network that emerged from chaos and took over its small world. Some foreign servers serving expatriates too.
Servers: 15
Locations: Canada, Greece, UK
Max users: >2700
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Started: February 1996
Main channel: #hellas
Administrative channel: #gr-opers
Server list

Indonesia: Indonet
Poorly maintained but fairly popular.
Servers: 2
Locations: Indonesia
Max users: >450
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.
Servers: 5
Locations: Italy
Max users: <100
Default port: 6667
Services: none
Started: January 1997
Main channel: #italia
Server list current unavailable, use irc.ircity.org

Mexico: Red Latina
After several years of looking for its identity, Red Latina appears to finally have stabilised.
Servers: 12
Locations: Mexico, USA
Max users: >1400
Default port: 6667
Services: Channel (X), Nick (Ns), Memo (Ms)
Started: 1997
No server list</a>

Pakistan
A single server run by CompuNet Online.
Users: <100
Server: irc.col.com.pk 6667
Another single server from Cyber Internet Services
Users: <100
Server: irc.cyber.net.pk 6667

Philippines
Single server run by a large local ISP, Sky Internet
Users: 150
Server: irc.skyinet.net 6667

Portugal: PTnet
Another large and organised local network.
Servers: 40
Locations: Portugal
Max users: >19800
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ, ircIIhelp)
Main channel: #portugal
Server list

Portugal: PTlink
Small network, better known for the public release of its server and Services code.
Servers: 9
Locations: Portugal
Max users: >100
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ, ircIIhelp)
Main channel: #portugal
Server list

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.
Servers: 35
Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, USA
Max users: >1300
Services: under development
Server list

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
Servers: 6
Loactions: South Africa, UK
Max users: >1350
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Memo (MemoServ)
Started: Late 1993
Main channel: #za
Server list

South Africa South Africa: ZAnet.net
A group of servers that split from the original ZAnet over administrative issues.
Servers: 8
Locations: South Africa
Max users: >800
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Memo (MemoServ)
Started: Oct 2000
Main channel: #za
Server list

South Africa: LagNet
Servers: 7
Locations: South Africa
Default port: 6667
Max users: >500
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Alternative access: Java
Started: January 1997
Operator channel: #LagNet
Server list

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.
Servers: 48
Locations: Spain
Max users: >30000
Default port: 6667
Services: Channel (Chan), Nick (Nick) Memo (Memo) Channel registration (CReg)
Started: Late 1995
Server list

Switzerland: FunChat
German-language Swiss network.
Servers: 7
Locations: Switzerland
Max users: >400
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Help (HelpServ)
Alternative access: Java
Server list

Thailand: ThaiNet IRC
Servers: ~15
Locations: Thailand, USA
Max users: >300
Default port: 6667
Services: Channel (ChanServ), Nick (NickServ) Memo (MemoServ), Help (HelpServ)
Help channel: #services
Server list

Turkey: irctr
Servers: 5
Locations: Turkey, USA
Max users: >1950
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ), Memo (MemoServ)
Main channel: #zurna
Server list

United States: Louisiana: CajNet
Servers: 3
Locations: USA (Louisiana)
Max users: 100
Default port: 6667
Services: Nick (NickServ), Channel (ChanServ)
Server list


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