Nickname reservation on QuakeNet
QuakeNet does not use Nickserv to reserve nicknames. As a result of this, you cannot register your nickname on QuakeNet. If a nickname is available, any user is allowed to use it.
However, this does NOT apply to the nicknames of IRC Operators, Staff members or Network services, due to security related issues. If a user uses any of these nicknames, an operator may immediately disconnect the user from the network WITHOUT prior notice.