VHost

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A "vHost" (virtual host) allows users to hide their hostmask (i.e., xertion-6mau9k.fl.comcast.net) with something creative (i.e., i.am.the.doctor). The nickname must be registered in order to request a vHost.

Rules

All vHosts

  1. must contain a dot (aka . ) and can only contain alphanumeric characters, dots ( . ) and dashes ( - );
    • Valid: some.vhost
    • Invalid: somevhost
  2. must not contain a @
    • Invalid: blah@my.new.host
  3. must not be an IP or IP look-a-like;
    • Invalid: 127.0.0.1 or 127.o.o.1
  4. must not resolve (basically, the vHost can't point to an actual site);
    • Valid: not.a.real.website
    • Invalid: google.com or xertion.org
    • Exception to this rule is if you own the domain. Please join #help and speak with an operator;
  5. must not contain colour codes. Colored vHosts are given at operator discretion;
  6. must not mimic government organizations such as FBI, CIA, ATF, Interpol, MPAA, or RIAA;
  7. must not contain the words 'ircop', 'admin', 'network', 'xertion', or any IRC Operator's nick;
  8. must not contain racist words (what is considered racist/derogatory by operator discretion);
  9. must not refer to other networks/spamming;
    • Invalid: join.my.channel or come.to.irc.blahblahblah.net
  10. must not refer to fraudulent activity. (dosing, rooting, "carding," etc.)

Project Cloaks

Project cloaks are vHosts assigned to your group, such as wikia/acwiki/username. These types of vHosts cannot be requested using the HostServ system.

Project cloaks must be given by an IRC operator directly. Join #help to have these assigned to you.

Understanding vHosts

  1. vHosts are regulated by a bot, which validates the vHosts against the rules. If your vHost keeps getting rejected and you think it is a mistake, /join #help for further assistance.
  2. vHosts must then be manually approved.
  3. Ban evasion using vHosts will cause you to get: your vHost removed, network banned from Xertion for a set period of time, and vHost banned for an extended period.

Requesting a vHost

You must have a registered nickname in order to request a vHost. In order to register your nickname, please visit Register your nickname

To request a vHost, use the command

/msg HostServ REQUEST vhost.goes.here

Your vHost is activated automatically upon approval.

If it is not, you can turn it on using: /msg HostServ ON

Understanding of the vHost system

When you request a vHost, it is sent to the staff for activation.

  • So if you keep on sending your request without correcting your error, we see it. Over and over.
  • This can take anywhere from 6 seconds, and a few hours.
  • Not everyone on the staff lives in your timezone.
  • Sometimes a staff member may defer an answer pending consultation with other operators.
  • Reminding staff to approve your vHost is nothing but frustrating. The staff saw your request in every condition where you got a valid response from the vHost request system. Please wait patiently.

Please do not experiment with different vHost requests, or put in a default example and expect to change it a few minutes later.