NickServ allows you to "register" a nickname and prevent others from using it. If the nick is not used for 30 days, the registration will expire.
All commands to the NickServ are sent with the /msg command. For
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net HELP will show you the NickServ help
information. You may have to switch to your chat program's status window to
see the NickServ response.
Here are the steps to take to register your nickname:
If you're not already using the nickname you wish to register, switch to
that nickname now.
/nick <your new nickname>
Send the REGISTER command to the NickServ with the password you
want to use.
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net REGISTER <password> <e-mail address>
Passwords are case-sensitive. In other words, FuNkyFiSh is different than funkyfish.
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net REGISTER iloveu firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a good idea to turn on enforce. If enforce protection is on, NickServ will forcibly remove users who take your nickname without identifying.
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net SET ENFORCE ON
That's all you really need to know about registering your nickname. You
still might want to type
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net HELP to see more options.
Next time you logon to DalNet, the NickServ will warn you that your
nickname is registered. You need to identify with the NickServ
within 1 minute.
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net IDENTIFY <password>
One more thing, to find out information on somebody else's registered
nickname, use the info command.
/msg NickServ@services.dal.net INFO <nickname>