Network categories are based on a network's focus. It does
not matter what the largest channel on a network is, what matters is if the
network itself is setup for a specific topic/theme, and that the theme is
carried out across most of the network. Thus the intent and purpose of the network.
Networks by category:
||Describes any network that doesn't have a specific network
focus (this means a network that isn't geared towards a specific topic,
it has channels about everything)
||Network that has a specific niche, but doesn't fit into any
of the below items.
||Network created specifically for people of a region or language.
||Anything from bands to movies.
||Network based around games, either to directly play games on IRC,
or game topics.
||Primary focus on help topics, or helping users.
||Children, Teens, etc. Any network based around people of a specific
||Non specific fantasy network
||Japanese culture themes - including Anime, Manga, etc.
||Network's with dating in mind.
|Religious / Spiritual
||Networks with religious or spiritual overtones.
||Networks that are "family" orientated. These networks do
not allow channels dealing with illegal content or anything sexual.
||Topics include everything from Arts and Crafts to Sports.
||Networks with focus on sex. No one under 18 allowed.
||Networks that have a primary focus on web users. This category is
reserved for networks that are almost 100% web users.
||Commercial chat network. This is
reserved for commercial chat networks, NOT about networks that have
a commercial service (e.g; shell providers).
Networks by feature:
||Networks that offer encrypted chat (SSL)
||The network modifies your visable host so that other users can't resolve
it to a real IP
||Network provides gateways for IRC users to IM friends via AIM, ICQ,
MSN, Yahoo, etc
||Can send SMS text messages from IRC to cell phones
||This network has NO services to complicate your chat
||Users can register channels
||Users can register their nicknames
||This network allows users to connect to IRC from their website (Usually,
but not limited to java applets)
||These networks have music available for it's users.
||Network does not permit warez/file trading
||Network rules do not allow cursing
||This network forces users to join a channel, usually when first connecting
to the network.
|| IPv6 is short for "Internet Protocol Version 6". IPv6 is the "next generation" protocol designed by the IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 ("IPv4").