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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

Scheduled maintenance began at 2018-05-02 08:02 and ended at 2018-05-02 22:36 (all times are UTC).

  Date Time Description
  May 2, 2018 22:36 We've completed all scheduled maintenance. These updates were necessary to further mitigate CPU vulnerabilities (specifically Spectre) that were disclosed by Google's Project Zero team.
  May 2, 2018 08:02 We will be performing scheduled maintenance which will require server restarts. We will update this post once the work has been completed.

Scheduled Maintenance - 18 JAN thru 19 JAN 2018

Scheduled maintenance began at 2018-01-18 04:00 and ended at 2018-01-19 09:15 (all times are UTC).

  Date Time Description
  Jan 19, 2018 09:15 We've completed all scheduled maintenance. These updates were necessary to further mitigate CPU vulnerabilities (specifically Meltdown) that were disclosed by Google's Project Zero team.
  Jan 19, 2018 09:00 We've started maintenance. Account and channel services will be unavailable during this time.
  Jan 19, 2018 04:20 We've started another round of maintenance. Servers you are connected to may restart; although, you should be able to immediately reconnect. 
  Jan 18, 2018 09:15 We've completed all maintenance for the January 18, 2018 window.
  Jan 18, 2018 04:00 We've started maintenance for our January 18, 2018 window. You may see some restarts and netsplits. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  Jan 17, 2018 08:00 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.

Scheduled Maintenance - 13 DEC 2017

Scheduled maintenance began at 2017-12-13 23:41 and ended at 2017-12-13 23:59 (all times are UTC).

  Date Time Description
  Dec 13, 2017 23:59  services.* maintenance is complete. Account and channel services are online and operational.
  Dec 13, 2017 23:41 We've started maintenance. C, N and V will be unavailable during this time. We will provide updates as necessary.
  Dec 12, 2017 07:36 We will be performing maintenance on services.*, the machine that provides our account and channel services, on December 13, 2017 at 23:00 UTC.

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 redirect to irc.darenet.org, until at least December 2016, 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.