ChanServ

ChanServ allows you to register and control various aspects of channels. ChanServ can often prevent malicious users from "taking over" channels by limiting who is allowed channel operator privileges..

Note that any channel which is not used for 14 days (i.e. which no user on the channel's access list enters for that period of time) will be automatically dropped. Services admins can also drop any channel without needing to identify via password, and may view the access, AKICK, and level setting lists for any channel.