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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 free, quality 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 8, 2020: We are transitioning to free Let's Encrypt certificates. Please let us know if this causes any problemsSee [[:help:connecting:ssl|Connecting securely to AfterNET]]
-  * We now have official SSL certificates signed by StartCom Inc and trusted by most computers by default! [[:help:connecting:ssl|Connecting securely to AfterNET]] just got way easier.+
   * 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!   * 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!
-  * We now support SSL encrypted connections on ports 6697 and 9998. 
-  * As of February 2014, about 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.   * 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.
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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]]($20), [[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: [[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]]   * 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]]