The CONTEMPT Network is an initiative of some users from IRCnet who are working to develop modern version of the same.


Knowledge base

  • No channel registration service.

  • To avoid opless channels, you are encouraged to use the channel reop mode +R (otherwise unfixable).

  • Usage of /list for listing all channels is active.

  • No bots allowed.

  • No abuse (clones, flooding, spam and mass advertising)

  • Clients connected for the purpose of stealing nicks are not allowed.

  • We reserve the right to deny service to anyone at any time and for any reason.


This server provides experimental SASL management.
Authentication has the following advantages:

  • You can join channels which allow only authenticated users to join (+r).

  • You can hide your IP address by assigning a cloaked hostname.

  • You can recover your nick, if someone else is using it.

  • You can choose to chat privately only with certified users (+R).

Read more and sign up at
If you need assistance, please join #contempt.