IRCNow - The Free Network

One network under God: Of the users, by the users, for the users.

IRCNow provides free internet services for the free and open source community.

Join us at port 6667 / 6697 (SSL) for ipv4 or port 6667 / 6697 (SSL) for ipv6.

Tor users can use ircnowuj3luixmmz.onion .

To see more details about the available servers and teams, see this page.

We offer:

Free Resources:

IRC Bouncers

With an IRC bouncer, you will now be able to receive messages while you're offline. A bouncer helps save messages for you while you're disconnected so your IRC client can download them once you log in later on. Our bouncer also lets you chat with users on other networks (such as Telegram or Discord). It also cloaks your IP from others for anonymity and security. We don't log your chat data; we only log metadata like IPs to prevent abuse. To make a request, join us at #ircnow at and type !bnc.

IRC Bots

Request a free bot to use for your channel We provide channel relays to connect multiple IRC networks and bridges to connect IRC with other protocols. We also provide chat bots and bible bots.


Get a free VPN account. This can be useful for security reasons (such as when you connect to a wifi hotspot), for anonymity reasons (since it hides your IP), and access to news sites and more.


Get a free email account! We give all users a combined total of 10GB of storage with each file storage account. We support all open protocols: POP, IMAP, and SMTP. We do not sell user data to third parties. We offer a free mail account. You can export your mail at any time.

File Storage

Get free file storage! We give all users a combined total of 10GB of storage with each file storage and email account. We currently support sftp and plan to add support for rsync.

Code Hosting

Get free code hosting! We provide hosting for git and cvs.

OpenBSD Guides

Learn OpenBSD by reading our how to guides and join our community at #openbsd. We aim to provide working examples and topics not covered by the excellent OpenBSD man pages.

IRCNow Goals

We're interested in improving the open IRC ecosystem. Read more about our goals here.

Terms of Service

We have a strict policy against abuse. Absolutely no porn, violence, illegal drugs, or illegal copyright infringement. To use our services, you must agree to the terms of service.