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).
History showed most servers and users went with EFnet.
These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.
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.
On August 15, the new user count record was set to 57 users.
which led various implementations of servers and clients to diverge.
Jyrki Kuoppala pushed Jarkko to ask Oulu University to free the IRC code so that it also could be run outside of Oulu, and after they finally got it released, Jyrki Kuoppala immediately installed another server. Jarkko got some friends at the Helsinki University and Tampere University to start running IRC servers when his number of users increased and other universities soon followed.