To connect to AfterNET, we suggest you use our primary “round robin” address:
We keep irc.afternet.org freshly stocked with stable servers, and we remove servers from the irc.afternet.org listing prior to scheduled maintenance or downtime. Alternatively, you can use one of the regional addresses below:
- ca.afternet.org, us.afternet.org: Aliases for all North American servers (north-america.afternet.org).
- eu.afternet.org, nl.afternet.org, uk.afternet.org: Aliases for all European servers (europe.afternet.org).
Each of our servers listens on ports 6667, 7000, and 16667. We support SSL-encrypted connections on ports 6697 and 9998.
Contribute a Server
If you're interested in linking a server to AfterNET, please visit our link application. Feel free to stop by #AfterNET or #Help and discuss your plans with us. Our current client servers are located in the United States (California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey), Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In particular, if you're going to purchase a dedicated server for IRC, we'd be happy to suggest providers we've used in the past. We are currently interested in linking more servers that can provide native IPv6 connectivity (not via a tunnel), but you do not need to have IPv6 connectivity to apply for a testlink.