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-====== Network Upgrades in Progress! ====== 
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-During February and March, we are upgrading all of our IRC servers. Please pardon the netsplits as various servers are restarted. 
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 ====== Welcome to AfterNET ====== ====== Welcome to AfterNET ======
  
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-AfterNET is an Internet Relay Chat network that was founded in September 1996 and is dedicated to providing a free quality chat environment, which gives people all over the world a means to communicate with each other. We take special care to ensure that our network provides a place where the [[policies:freedom|freedom of speech]] of all our users is respected.+AfterNET is a network of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) servers that was founded in September of 1996 and is dedicated to providing a freequality chat environment, which gives people all over the world a means to communicate with each other. As a completely volunteer run organization, we strive to be a place where the [[policies:freedom|freedom of speech]] of all our users is respected. We are in it for the community, not for a profit.
  
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 ====== News and updates ====== ====== News and updates ======
- +  April 82020: We are transitioning to free Let's Encrypt certificates. Please let us know if this causes any problems! See [[:help:connecting:ssl|Connecting securely to AfterNET]] 
-  We now support SSL encrypted connections on ports 6697 and 9998. +  * We're testing [[https://kiwiirc.afternet.org/|KiwiIRC]], a new web-based IRC client. [[https://kiwiirc.afternet.org/|Give it a try]] and let us know what you think!
-  * As of February 2014about 12% of our users connect to AfterNET via [[:help:connecting:ssl|SSL]], and 8% connect via [[:help:connecting:ipv6|IPv6]]!+
   * You can now [[:help:connecting:ipv6|connect to AfterNET via IPv6]] at our regular [[irc://irc.afternet.org|irc.afternet.org]] address, which has both A and AAAA records. Check out our [[:help:connecting:ipv6|IPv6 page]] for help.   * You can now [[:help:connecting:ipv6|connect to AfterNET via IPv6]] at our regular [[irc://irc.afternet.org|irc.afternet.org]] address, which has both A and AAAA records. Check out our [[:help:connecting:ipv6|IPv6 page]] for help.
-  * AfterNET now offers **[[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|qwebirc]]**, a web-based IRC client similar to Mibbit! qwebirc is open source, free of advertisements, and runs directly on our own servers. Our qwebirc implementation also supports login-on-connect (check the "Auth to services" box at the login screen) and encryption. Feel free to [[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|test it out]] and give us your feedback. Stop by #help to report any issues. We think it's the best web-based IRC client available today!+  * AfterNET now offers **[[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|qwebirc]]**, a web-based IRC client similar to Mibbit! qwebirc is open source, free of advertisements, and runs directly on our own servers. Our qwebirc implementation also supports login-on-connect (check the "Auth to services" box at the login screen) and encryption. Feel free to [[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|test it out]] and give us your feedback. Stop by #help to report any issues.
   * The [[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|qwebirc]] client also makes it easy for you to create a custom chat link for your users or even embed the chat window directly into your website. Click the logo in the top left corner of the qwebirc interface and choose "Add webchat to your site" to get started.   * The [[https://www.afternet.org/qwebirc|qwebirc]] client also makes it easy for you to create a custom chat link for your users or even embed the chat window directly into your website. Click the logo in the top left corner of the qwebirc interface and choose "Add webchat to your site" to get started.
  
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-To chat on AfterNET, you can either download and install an IRC client or chat directly from your browser windowMany IRC clients are available for different operating systems. Once installed, connect to **[[irc://irc.afternet.org/AfterNET|irc.afternet.org]]**. Here are some IRC clients we like: +To chat on AfterNET, you can either download and install an IRC program or choose a web-based oneBecause IRC is an open standard, many different IRC programs are available. Once you have installed oneconfigure it to connect to **[[irc://irc.afternet.org/AfterNET|irc.afternet.org]]**. Here are some we like: 
-  * Windows: [[http://www.mirc.co.uk|mIRC]], [[http://hexchat.org/|heXChat]], [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/|ChatZilla]] +  * Windows: [[http://www.mirc.co.uk|mIRC]]($20), [[http://hexchat.org/|HexChat]], [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/|ChatZilla]] 
-  * Mac OS X: [[http://xchataqua.sourceforge.net/|XChat]], [[http://colloquy.info/|Colloquy]], [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/|ChatZilla]] +  * Mac OS X: [[https://www.codeux.com/textual/|Textual]]($7.99,[[https://github.com/Codeux-Software/Textual|or]]), [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://limechat.net/mac/|LimeChat]] 
-  * Linux: [[http://www.xchat.org/|XChat]], [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/|ChatZilla]], [[http://konversation.kde.org/|Konversation]], [[http://www.irssi.org/|irssi]]+  * Linux: [[http://hexchat.org/|HexChat]], [[http://www.kvirc.net/|KVIrc]], [[http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/|ChatZilla]], [[http://konversation.kde.org/|Konversation]], [[http://www.irssi.org/|irssi]]
   * [[WP>Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients|Additional IRC clients]]   * [[WP>Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients|Additional IRC clients]]
 If you'd rather chat from within your web browser, try one of the following: If you'd rather chat from within your web browser, try one of the following:
   * [[https://qwebirc.afternet.org/|AfterNET qwebirc]]: Our own web-based IRC client. Recommended!   * [[https://qwebirc.afternet.org/|AfterNET qwebirc]]: Our own web-based IRC client. Recommended!
 +  * [[https://kiwiirc.afternet.org/|AfterNET KiwiIRC]]: Another web-based IRC client we're testing. Recommended!
   * [[http://embed.mibbit.com/?server=mibbit.afternet.org&channel=%23afternet|Mibbit.com WebChat]]: Supports multiple networks. Has advertisements and frogs.   * [[http://embed.mibbit.com/?server=mibbit.afternet.org&channel=%23afternet|Mibbit.com WebChat]]: Supports multiple networks. Has advertisements and frogs.
 If you want to learn more about the various connection options, [[:help:connecting|read this]], or just /join #Help on IRC. If you want to learn more about the various connection options, [[:help:connecting|read this]], or just /join #Help on IRC.
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 ====== Donate ====== ====== Donate ======
-Love AfterNET and want to help ensure its continued survival? We are now accepting bitcoins +Thanks to your generosity with our SSL funding drive, we are already funded for the next several years, so donations have been disabledThanks so much!
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-Send to: ''1HYvnuRdDeL6bdAeWk9s4yrrd7XUYUbjrv''+