This is a simple guide to show you how to get started, register, and chat via IRC.
So far so good! Now we're going to register your nickname, this might be tricky so pay attention.
That's it for registration! You're the only one who can use that nickname. Now let's join a chatroom (called a Channel).
Every channel has a # before its name, like #cat. You'll get a list of channels in your favorites, but you should look for popular channels on the internet, or make your own and chat with your friends
One more thing. Since you pretty much want/have to identify your nick every time you start up IRC, do the following.