Choosing the correct namespace
Before creating a new channel on Libera.Chat, please take a moment to read up on our namespaces policy and ensure that your channel is named appropriately from the beginning. This will avoid disruptions in the future.
How to create a new channel
You must be registered and logged in to services to make channels. You can log
in by doing
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY YourNickname YourPassword
Joining the channel
The next step of creating a channel is to
Pick a channel name without spaces and add the appropriate number of
the beginning, according to our namespaces policy.
/join #awesomeprojectname if it is for an official project channel
or a community channel about a project, or
/join ##yournickname-chats for an
Check that it is available
You can check that a channel is registered or not with
/msg ChanServ info #wanted-channel-name
If it is not registered ChanServ will tell you, otherwise it will show you the public information for the existing channel.
The first person to join an unregistered channel is granted temporary operator
status. If the channel is empty and unregistered, you should have operator
status now. If not, you will need to talk to the people already in the
channel, or if there is nobody there with Libera.Chat staff either in
#libera or on
If the channel is already registered and you are unable to claim it, you will need to choose a different channel name.
Registering the new channel
Once you’re sure you can register the channel, you need to
/msg ChanServ register #wanted-channel-name
Congratulations on your new Libera.Chat channel.
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