This post is to declare that Freenode is no longer going to maintain unique 'round robin' servers for the various continental regions.
The only official 'round robin' server is "". All other aliases will direct to this one DNS record.

These entries can be removed from SERVERS.INI
Random AU
Random EU
Random US

Leaving only

All freenode servers listen on ports 6665, 6666, 6667, 6697 (SSL only), 7000 (SSL only), 7070 (SSL only), 8000, 8001 and 8002.

More info can be located at:

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