History Overview of IRC


Internet Relay Chat(IRC) was created in August 1988 with the aim to replace MUT a bulletin board system.

Top Current IRC Networks
Network Name Creation Date Average Userbase
IRCnet October 1996 38649
QuakeNet August 1998 29758
Rizon March 2003 21731
EFnet August 1998 8800


Oikarinen, Jarkko. "Founding IRC". Available from http://mirc.com/jarkko.html. [Accessed: 26th November 2015]

Unknown Author. "IRC Networks". Available from http://irc.netsplit.de/networks/top100. [Accessed: 26th November 2015]