Jabber.org was started in 1999 and has offered free XMPP accounts to users continuously since. It originally served as the development test bed for the jabberd server project. After becoming more stable it also became more popular with end users. As of 2012, it was a public production service, and one of the biggest nodes on the open XMPP network, with an average of 17,000 users logged in at a time.
Jabber.org originally ran on what is now known as Jabberd14, in 2006 the service was migrated to ejabberd on which it ran until 2010. In 2010 the service was migrated to Isode Limited's M-Link XMPP Server.
Since June 25, 2013 the register.jabber.org website has shown this error message: "We have temporarily disabled account registration at the jabber.org IM service while we migrate the account database to a new machine. We will enable the web registration form again as soon as possible! In the meantime, you can create an account at any other public XMPP service."
- jabberd Archived 2012-08-05 at the Wayback Machine
- "Cacti". Status.jabber.org. Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- "Jabber.org migrated to ejabberd". ejabberd Community Site. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Nyco (2010-02-05). "XMPP Roundup 13: services". The XMPP Standards Foundation. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Jabber Register Portal