Registers your nickname in the NickServ database.
Once your nick is registered, you can use the SET and ACCESS commands to configure your nick’s settings as you like them.
Make sure you remember the password you use when registering – you’ll need it to make changes to your nick later.
This service is intended to provide a way for IRC users to ensure their identity is not compromised.
It is NOT intended to facilitate “stealing” of nicknames or other malicious actions.
Abuse of NickServ will result in, at minimum, loss of the abused nickname(s).
Syntax: register password email
Guidelines on choosing passwords:
Passwords should not be easily guessable.
For example, using your real name as a password is a bad idea.
Using your nickname as a password is a much worse idea 😉 and, in fact, NickServ will not allow it.
Also, short passwords are vulnerable to trial-and-error searches, so you should choose a password at least 5 characters long.
Finally, the space character cannot be used in passwords.
This command also creates a new group for your nickname.
That will allow you to register other nicks later sharing the same configuration, the same set of memos and the same channel privileges.
Accounts that are not used anymore are subject to the automatic expiration, i.e. they will be deleted after 21 days if not used.
Services Operators can also drop any nickname without needing to identify for the nick, and may view the access list for any nickname.