We have been getting a ton of requests for IRC servers lately. We have been turning this business away due to some of the problems IRC hosting can cause ie. DDOS. What does it take to offer IRC and avoid these potential problems?
I would be interested to hear from any hosting company that supports and offers IRC servers.
Offering IRC hosting requires a nice capital outlay for filtering appliances, properly configured routers, competent security personel, etc. Its not something to be taken lightly. If you're going to do it, be strong about it and be prepared to make the investment.