As of Feburary 16th, 2014, IRCRelay has shut down. All IRC connections have been closed, bouncers are off and data (including backups and logs) have been erased.
If you have questions, we will leave our email operational for several months after the shutdown.
You can read our original notice below.
It's with a heavy
/heart that we do this. We've been running IRCRelay since September, 2012.
We've had some great interactions with our customers, and we truly appreciate the support you've given us – both with your wallets and kind words.
You can probably tell what's coming – no, we didn't get acquired (we're pretty little, after all) – but rather, we've made the tough decision of shutting down the service.
We're mostly doing this because our lives can't keep up with the level of support required to run the service. Although IRCRelay operates at a profit, we're keen to focus on new and exciting stuff on our personal horizons.
For those of you who've been with us, thank you.
For a replacement, we recommend doing one of the following:
Running your own ZNC instance on DigitalOcean (https://digitalocean.com/). Here's a great guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-znc-an-irc-bouncer-on-an-ubuntu-vps
Signing up for IRCCloud: https://www.irccloud.com/
We'll stop billing immediately. The service will be completely shut down and all user data destroyed on Feburary 16th, 2014. If you'd like to close and delete your account earlier, you can do so at https://www.ircrelay.com.
We're happy to answer any questions, just email us at email@example.com.
Many thanks for all of your support.
Jack & Mitchell