Thank you for your interest in contributing to DareNET.
We believe it's essential that potential server sponsors understand that we do not operate like your conventional IRC network. Our Infrastructure team carries out server administration, and we don't guarantee server sponsors any minimum level of access or privilege on the network.
Please read on if you're still interested in contributing your resources towards helping DareNET thrive and grow.
Below are our (minimum) requirements for IRC servers:
Our Infrastructure team manages servers centrally, and will require exclusive root access.
Your hosting provider must allow IRC traffic on their network, specifically, running IRC servers connected to public IRC networks. We will verify this when we review your application.
Because our Infrastructure team manages the servers, we don't require active involvement from our server sponsors in the network's daily operations. Although, we do ask that you:
We encourage you to speak with a member of our Infrastructure team in #infrastructure and take a look at our testlink process before applying. Regardless, the formal application process will begin once you've submitted an application here (you'll need a darenet.dev account).
We try to respond to all submissions within seven days; however, applications submitted around major holidays may take longer to receive a response. Therefore, we ask you to allow seven days before following up on your application.