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Channel registration is not meant as a means to start a new channel. It is meant for previously established channels to have an opportunity to have some stability. If you are first starting a new channel, then just start using your channel and give it time to see if a reasonable userbase develops to justify registration. Your channel must be open and active for a reasonable amount of time BEFORE you apply.

As a channel manager you are responsible for the channel and seeing that your channel users and ops follow all Channel Service guidelines, so READ BEFORE YOU APPLY.

Channel registration application is not a right, but a privilege granted subject to conditions.

The Channel Service Guidelines approved by UniversalNet admins require that "The Channel Service Committee will only register 3 channels per USER (this means user, not account or e-mail address)."

Consequently, you can only register one channel on UniversalNet. Translated into language more appropriate to new services terminology, this means one channel per person, NOT username.

Channel Services (ChanServ) will not be provided for any channel involved in child pornography, the trading of warez or any copywritten material including mp3's and dvd's or the illegal trading of credit cards, passwords etc.

We will no longer register any bot lending, shell or bnc (vhosts) channels. If we find these activities are predominant in your channel after registration, we will permanently remove ChanServ from the channel.

While we do not disqualify use of free email services, if we find that certain email domains are being used to abuse our guidelines we will not allow that domain to be used again.

The Services admins do reserve the right to reject any channel registration for any reason that they deem valid.

Channel Services regularly monitors all registered channels for activity. If a registered channel is not active, ChanServ will be removed from the channel. Channel managers are expected to be active in the channel. If you are gone for a longer period of time, ChanServ can be removed from the channel or in very active channels, a new channel manager can be elected by the high level ops. If you know you are going to be gone for a longer period of time, appoint a temporary manager and have Channel Services set them up.