Guys, The cheapest internet connection, for DSL, is about $14 to $15 dollars MONTHLY, at least in the United States. (I'm sure this adds up more than spending 20 bucks!) And for a decent, functional chat client like mIRC, $20 dollars isn't that much, let alone a one-time payment lasts a lifetime. Take it as a way to support mIRC's development...and a way to thank Khaled making such great client of all time. Those of you who don't want to register are going to find yourselves seeking a new crack for as long as you're with mIRC....or unless you don't want to bother with the registration dialog pops up every time you start it.