Not receiving any more errors on the domain name when connecting. Other people haven’t reported any additional issues either. Resolved for now.
Thanks to users on the forum, the domain name irc.ppirc.net seems expired. You can use the direct IP: 22.214.171.124 to connect to IRC (default client port remains 6667)
Seems that there is something wrong with IRC. Admins are highlighted, hopefully it will be resolved as soon as possible.
Our forums are functioning, so the problem seems purely with PPIRC.
Our apology for the inconvenience.