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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