Currently, the freenode irc network is moving from one irc daemon (ircd-seven) to another (InspIRCd), without being able to transfering data from services like nickserv or chanserv.
I saw the following global notice this morning:
02:20:30 freenode -- | keitwo (~kei@freenode/staff/kei): [Global Notice 1/3] We are moving past legacy freenode to a new fork. The new freenode is launched. You will slowly be disconnected and when you reconnect, you will be on the new
| freenode. We patiently await to welcome you in freedom's holdout - the freenode.
02:20:41 freenode -- | keitwo (~kei@freenode/staff/kei): [Global Notice 2/3] If you're looking to connect now, you can already /server chat.freenode.net 6697 (ssl) or 6667 (plaintext). It's a new genesis for a new era. Thank you for
| using freenode, and Hello World, from the future. freenode is IRC. freenode is FOSS. freenode is freedom.
02:20:47 freenode -- | keitwo (~kei@freenode/staff/kei): [Global Notice 3/3] When you connect, register your nickname and your channel and get started. It's a new world. We're so happy to welcome you and the millions of others. We will
| be posting more information in the coming days on our website and twitter. Otherwise, see you on the other side!
It means that currently people on
#tryton channels (on old servers) are splitted from people just connecting to
#tryton (on new servers). It means also that channel registration and nick registration should be redone on the new servers.