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In the past users were able to request a cloak for a particular group they were affiliated with or an unaffiliated cloak. When we changed IRCD we decided to make cloaks mandatory for all users connecting to freenode, even if they decide now to register their nicknames. Protecting a user's IP was important and a good way of keeping users' information confidential from other users. Keep in mind staff can still see a users IP no matter what.


If a user would like a unique cloak or vhost they can reach out to a staff member in #help or in #freenode to make that request.

VHost Rules

  • must contain a dot (aka . ) and can only contain alphanumeric characters, dots ( . ) and dashes ( – );   my-vhost
  • must now contain a @
  • must now be an IP or IP look-a-like   127.o.o.1
  • must now resolve (basically, the vHost should point to an actual site);  
  • must now be a partial host or IP;
  • must now mimic government organizations (*.gov, *.gc, .ca, FBI, etc.) or private organizations which have government affiliation (MPAA, RIAA, etc.);
  • must now contain the words ‘ircop’, ‘admin’, ‘network’, or any IRCop’s nick;
  • must now contain racist words (what is considered racist/derogatory is subject to discretion by staff members);
  • must now refer to other networks/spamming;
  • must now refer to “kiddy”-like activity. (dosing, rooting, “carding,” etc.)

Please do now remind us of your request

Please do now request more than ten vHosts in a week’s time. So make sure you pick something that is suitable.