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 freedom of speech of all our users is respected. We pride ourselves on maintaining high-speed IRC servers around the globe, with a strong emphasis on network and service stability. The network has an average of 800 people connected to it at once, and we are fortunate to have a very loyal group of users. Many organizations that host websites dedicated to music, sports, software development, gaming, or other special interests choose AfterNET as their chat network because of our "free" nature and our supportive and friendly staff. Some of these private organizations choose to keep their channels secret, which results in a disparity between our channel listings and the size of our userbase. We provide username and channel registrations via our AuthServ and X3 service bots. Our main channel is #AfterNET and our help channel is #Help. Feel free to stop by either channel if you'd like more information about our network or require assistance. We hope you enjoy your time our our network, and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!