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Freenode is the first place to be.

Daily login

/msg NickServ identify moodboom *******

Freenode server config

This is for hexchat but should be similar on other clients.

server   chat.freenode.net
login    SASL (username + password)
charset  UTF-8
[x] use SSL
[x] use global user info

Full registration

They recently purged userbase. Here's the full registration process:

  • Log in to server with desired username; request to register it:
/msg nickserv register ******** m@thedigitalmachine.com
  • find confirmation email, follow instructions; something like:
/msg NickServ VERIFY REGISTER moodboom ***********

Clients

hexchat

weechat