According to James Ng the initial DALnet people were "ops in #Star Trek sick from the constant splits/lags/takeovers/etc".
DALnet quickly offered global Wall Ops (IRCop messages that can be seen by users who are w (/mode Nick Name w)), longer nicknames, Q: Lined nicknames (nicknames that cannot be used i.e.
History showed most servers and users went with EFnet.
Once ANet disbanded, the name EFnet became meaningless, and once again it was the one and only IRC network.
These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.In November 1988, IRC had spread across the Internet and in the middle of 1989, there were some 40 servers worldwide.In August 1990 the first major disagreement took place in the IRC world.The new network was called DALnet (named after its founder: dalvenjah), formed for better user service and more user and channel protections.One of the more significant changes in DALnet was use of longer nicknames (the original ircd limit being 9 letters).On August 15, the new user count record was set to 57 users.which led various implementations of servers and clients to diverge.The "A-net" (Anarchy net) included a server named eris.It was all open, required no passwords and had no limit on the number of connects.The first part he implemented was the chat part, which he did with borrowed parts written by his friends Jyrki Kuoppala and Jukka Pihl.The first IRC network was running on a single server named fi.