Not a registered nickname error

Dave Warren davew at
Wed May 28 03:14:04 EDT 2014

On 2014-05-27 16:09, Vani Kumar wrote:
> Hello,
>  I recently downloaded the IRC client on both my mac laptop and PC 
> desktop.. I was able to install with no errors.
>  However, I am not able to start or join any conversation.. I see the 
> following error on the NickServ window -- "<username> is not a 
> registered nickname"
>  I tried to login from my co-workers client and got the same error 
> although he can log in successfully.
>  Does it have anything to do with the fact that my username has a dot 
> (.) in it ? My login is "vani.kumar"

Most IRC networks don't allow a period in the nick, and I'm not sure 
about other fields... I'd suggest avoiding it entirely and seeing if 
this helps.

That being said, your network might easily be configured differently.

Dave Warren

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