It was all open, required no passwords and had no limit on the number of connects.
As Greg "wumpus" Lindahl explains: "it had a wildcard server line, so people were hooking up servers and nick-colliding everyone".
Jarkko intended to extend the BBS software he administered, to allow news in the Usenet style, real time discussions and similar BBS features.
The first part he implemented was the chat part, which he did with borrowed parts written by his friends Jyrki Kuoppala and Jukka Pihl.
All well known brands such as Barbie, Hasbro, Mattel, Milton Bradley, Pressman, and so many others.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
In November 1988, IRC had spread across the Internet and in the middle of 1989, there were some 40 servers worldwide.
We have the best deals in town on overstock brand name toys from famous toy stores.
We just got in 4 truckloads of all toys in original packaging.
These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.
IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen in August 1988 to replace a program called MUT (Multi User Talk) on a BBS called Oulu Box at the University of Oulu in Finland, where he was working at the Department of Information Processing Science.