Many common names already belong to someone else, so you may have to try combinations with
numbers or underscores to find a nickname that is not already registered. (For example, if Susan is already registered, try
_Susan_ or Susan111 or combinations like that).
With mIRC, you can tell the program what to do with commands. ALL commands start with the
/ so if a command does not work, check first if you included the /. If you get on IRC and it tells you the name you chose
is already been taken than you can try other nicknames with the command /nick nickname
If you want to see if a nickname is already taken, use /nickserv
If the nick is not registered, you can use it, and even register it yourself, so no one
else can use it. Once you've found an unregistered nickname you can register it by using the command /nickserv
Choose a password you can remember easily and DO write it down so you can always use your
nick. If you forget your password, you have to wait 21 days. If a nick is not used after this period of time, it will lose
its registration. Ops cannot retrieve your nickname password for you.
The command /nickserv set kill on will
prevent anyone from using your nickname and turn their nick into "guest" after a minute if they try by accident. Next time
you open mIRC, fill in the nickname space with your new nickname. When you first log on, use the
command /nickserv identify password so that nickserv knows the right person is trying to
use the nickname. If you do not manage to write the command in time, or there is a delay between nickserv and you and it turns
you into a Guest, you can always try a couple of minutes later, with the /nick nickname command and then identify after that.
If you are an Op (a moderator), make sure you do this before you enter the room.