As we explain on our Servers page, you often achieve the best connection by connecting to the server geographically closest to you. To do this, you can find the closest server on the map and then connect to servername.digitalirc.org for example, shire.digitalirc.org would be a good choice if you were in Europe.
Digital IRC has registered with mibbit, what this means is that unlike some other networks when you connect via mibbit your IP/hostname doesn’t appear as your real name.
To use this feature specify the server irc.digitalirc.org when connecting. This tells mibbit you’re connecting to our network and to auth with our IRC servers so that your IP can be hidden.
Other addresses you can use to connect with are:
Please note that ipv6.digitalirc.org DOES NOT work with mibbit.
The AJOIN command is a server-side command that keeps track of the channels you join each time you connect to Digital IRC. If you login with your nick and identify with your password, you can join all the same channels automatically. It works no matter what client you use or where you connect from since all the details are kept on the server.
Registering your nickname on Digital IRC provides a number of benefits. The most notable of these is that registering your nickname prevents other people from using it. Once a user starts using the nickname, they will be asked to ‘identify’ to it with a password. If they fail to do so, their nickname will be changed. This helps to stop people posing as you.
Every channel is able to be private (+p), and/or secret (+s). The two modes are similar, but it is possible for people to find out about a channel that is marked private only (+p). Therefore, if you want a channel nobody will be able to find out about unless they’re told, it is recommended that you mark it as secret and private, +sp. Unless you are in the channel or an IRCop, the server will pretend that the channel doesn’t exist.