DareNET is an inclusive, multi-purpose community centered around an IRC network. You can join in on conversations about topics that interest you, or start your own conversations. All in real-time. Our team is comprised of people who love helping people connect with each other and have real discussions.
Use of DareNET and its various services is subject to our Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy.

The best way to get assistance from staff is by joining #help. Please keep in mind that all our staff are volunteers and you may at times have to wait for a staff member to become active.

You can also use the /msg C STAFF command from within your IRC client to get a list of all staff currently online. Feel free to message one or more staff members as necessary until you find someone to help you.

We strongly recommend first trying to join #help for assistance, as you may ultimately end up being referred to that channel for assistance regarding certain matters.
A dedicated team of volunteer staff.
It varies from staff member to staff member. We do not guarantee any minimum level of access to any staff member. Instead, it is granted based on a staff member's need for such access to fulfill their duties.
DareNET is ran and maintained by various teams, each of which oversees a specific aspect of the network's day-to-day operations. Server administrators form the Operations team which provides general guidance to all other teams.
If you're interested in volunteering your time to make DareNET a better network, take a look here.
If you're interested in hosting a server for DareNET, please take a look here.

Yes, we do. You can connect to an IPv6-enabled server by using irc.darenet.org, which contains both A and AAAA records.

You will be able to hold up to 5 connections per /48 subnet, which is the normal subnet mask your ISP should have assigned you. If that is not the case, and your ISP has assigned you a different subnet mask, please contact us stating this problem, be sure to include your IP address, subnet mask and the ISP. We may make an exception for this specific ISP.

We provide five services for users. They are named C, N, V, G and H.


C is DareNET's channel service. For more information, please see /msg C HELP


N is DareNET's account and nickname management service. For more information, please see /msg N HELP


V allows you to manage custom titles (e.g., fake hosts) for your account. For more information, please see /msg V HELP

For a list of available titles, see the titles page.


G is used by DareNET staff to send important notices. It also allows you to retrieve any network notices addressed to your user class. For more information, please see /msg G HELP


H is our help queue bot, which manages support requests needing the attention of network staff. You may create a support request ticket by sending a private message to the bot describing your problem.

Note: there are other services as well, but most are only available to DareNET staff.