Unless you exist in two parallel universes at once, unfortunately no. To protect the integrity of the system, our policy is one person, one account. For those wanting to register multiple IRC nicknames, you can do so by using N's REGNICK command, which links them to your account.

To access your DareNET account via the web site, visit the login page, enter your username and password in the appropriate fields, and click the Login button.

To access your DareNET account via IRC, you will need to authenticate to N. This can be done by using one of the following commands:

  • /msg N@services.darenet.org AUTH <username> <password>
  • /NickServ AUTH <username> <password>
  • /ns AUTH <username> <password>
  • /auth <username> <password>
  • /identify <username> <password>

Remember, you do not need to include the "<" and ">" brackets. Additionally, if the nickname you are using is registered to the account you're authenticating to, you may omit the username portion of the command and just supply your password.

Please keep in mind that accounts and IRC nicknames are two different entities, while it is possible to register IRC nicknames to your DareNET account.

That said, we do not expire accounts. IRC nicknames are considered expired after 60 days without use (this is done automatically). Nicknames which are at least two weeks old, and which were last used less than two hours after their creation may also be considered expired. These limits do not apply to staff-reserved nicknames. Also, if the nickname you want to register is the same as someone's account name, we may be reluctant to drop it, even if it's expired.

We know this only as a result of you authenticating to N and using the nickname. If you're not authenticated to N while using the nickname, we'll have no way to know that your nickname is in use, and it will eventually expire.

Nicknames which are considered expired are automatically dropped after 60 days, allowing others to register them. Any other nicknames that are considered expired are not dropped on a regular basis, but rather when we notice them. If you ask a staff member in #help, we'll be happy to manually drop the one you want (provided it's expired) so that you can re-register it.

DareNET takes a firm stance against those who violate our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This is to protect the integrity of our system for the good of our community. Normally we'll issue warnings and/or suspend the account first; however, if the abuse was severe enough, then it will warrant an account deletion.

The most common reason for an account being suspended is repeated violation of our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). In most cases you should have received an email indicating why, if not, please go here (be sure to use the email address associated with the account).

For severe abuse, it is possible for an account to be suspended or terminated on a first offense, such as spam or predatory behavior. Individuals whose accounts have been terminated are prohibited from creating new accounts. If a new account is discovered, it too may be terminated without warning.

You can reset your account password by using N's RESETPASS command on IRC, or by using the the forgot password feature on the site.