How to Register a User Name on IRC/Freenode

I am using pidgin in this guide, but any irc client should be ok.

To install pidgin.
sudo apt-get install pidgin

Add Account
Accounts --> Manage Accounts --> Add

Join a Chat
Buddies - Join a Chat

Register account
/msg NickServ REGISTER password

Check your email. Follow instructions. Done!


  1. Although I’m sure I won’t need to register, I’m sure people who would want to will find these steps really easy to follow. Great tutorial.


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