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Privacy Policy Improvements

This month, we're updating our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect, and why we collect it. Nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed. Rather, we've improved the way we describe our practices and how we explain the options you have to update, manage, export and delete your data.

We've made these updates as new data protection regulations (GDPR) come into effect in the European Union, and have taken this opportunity to make improvements for DareNET users around the world.

The revised policy is available here and will take effect on May 25, 2018.

Scheduled Maintenance - 2 MAY 2018

Completed: (2MAY2018 22:36 UTC) We've completed all scheduled maintenance at this time. These updates were necessary to further mitigate CPU vulnerabilities (specifically Spectre) that were disclosed by Google's Project Zero team. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Scheduled: We will be performing maintenance on some of our IRC servers on May 2, 2018 which will require server restarts. We will update this post once the work is complete.

Scheduled Maintenance - 18 JAN thru 19 JAN 2018

Completed: (19JAN2018 09:15 UTC) We've completed all scheduled maintenance at this time. These updates were necessary to mitigate CPU vulnerabilities (specifically Meltdown) that were recently disclosed by Google's Project Zero. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Update: (19JAN2018 09:00 UTC) We've started maintenance. Account and channel services will be unavailable during this time.

Update: (19JAN2018 04:20 UTC) Maintenance completed. The next and final round of maintenance for January 19, 2018 will take place at 09:00 UTC.

Update: (19JAN2018 04:00 UTC) We've started another round of maintenance. Servers you are connected to may restart; although, you should be able to immediately reconnect. If not, we suggest you reconnect using irc.darenet.org. Downtime should be minimal.

Update: (18JAN2018 09:15 UTC) We've completed all maintenance for the January 18, 2018 window.

Update: (18JAN2018 04:00 UTC) We've started maintenance for our January 18, 2018 window. You may see some restarts and netsplits. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scheduled: We will be performing maintenance on some of our IRC servers, including services.*, the machine that provides our account and channel services, starting January 18, 2018 thru January 1 9, 2018 betweeen 4:00 AM - 9:00AM UTC each day. We will update this post once the work is complete.

Scheduled Maintenance - 13 DEC 2017

Completed: (13DEC2017 23:59 UTC) services.* maintenance is complete. Account and channel services are online and operational.

Update: (13DEC2017 23:41 UTC) We've started maintenance. C, N and V will be unavailable during this time. We will provide updates as necessary.

Scheduled: We will be performing maintenance on services.*, the machine that provides our account and channel services, on December 13, 2017 at 23:00 UTC. We will update this post once the work is complete.

irc6.darenet.org pool being discontinued

We will be discontinung the irc6.darenet.org pool on December 18, 2015. From that point on, it will simply redirect to irc.darenet.org which contains both A and AAAA records for our IRC servers. Truth is, we've done a poor job at keeping the irc6.* pool up-to-date, and the majority of IPv6 users are already using the main pool to reach our IPv6-enabled servers.