To connect to DareNET, simply use irc.darenet.org.
This should automatically choose the best server for you based on your geographic location and current status of our servers.
All of our servers accept connections on ports 6660 thru 6669, and 7000. TLS-enabled connections are supported on ports 6697 and 9999. For more information on how to verify our certificates, go here.
If you're interested in contributing to the network by providing a server, please see our Linking Guidelines.