Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a way to chat over the Internet. For a detailed description and history, refer to the Wikipedia article Internet Relay Chat.
Many Doomers can be found on IRC, and on several different IRC networks.
See also forums for Doom-related web forums.
For help connecting to an IRC channel, see the reference documents at IRChelp.org.
 EFNet channels
 Freenode channels
 OFTC channels
- #chocolate-doom (chat)
- #dmclub (removed from network)
- #doom-tech (chat)
- #doomwiki (chat)
- #freedoom (chat)
- #noteternityenginerelated (chat) — official Eternity Engine channel.
- #odamex (chat)
- #ReMooD (chat)
- #zdoom (chat) — not to be confused with the EsperNet channel of the same name
- #zdoomvets (chat)
 QuakeNet channels
 IRCnet channels
 Zandronum channels
 Misc networks
- #planetdoom on gamesurge (chat)
- #p0x on powerprecision.com (chat)
- #zdoom on EsperNet (chat) — about ZDoom, contrarily to the OFTC channel of the same name.
Some IRC channels were once quite popular, but are now defunct for various reasons:
- #doom on EFNet and Freenode
- #doomroom on EFNet, Undernet and Freenode
- #doomworld on Telefragged
- #youfailit on Freenode and OFTC
 Skulltag channels
 See also
- 32in24, a recurring mapping event with its own IRC channel