We need your help!

Due to ever-increasing hosting costs and helping our development team, we have donation options available. They come with various rewards, with all including early access to various projects, and a role on our Discord server if you have joined it.

As more services come online the associated costs are increasing, and we aren't supported by a big company so all money to run the service has to come directly from us. So if you want to keep WLM, MSN, AIM, or Classic AOL running, then we need your support.

The NINA project (reviving AIM, AOL, and more) and Escargot (MSN Messenger and Windows Live) are big both projects, and the programming aspect and documentation is a full time job. While we love the work, but it does, however, cost money to host the site, and the servers, not to mention general cost of living.

If you're interested in donating, please select an option below donate whatever you feel like. You can also send directly via PayPal, with the email address paypal@levelleap.com.

Donors and Patrons receive special roles on our Discord and receive early access to our various projects. You can learn a bit more on the Patreon page and in the rewards section below for donors.

Preferred methods

If you know any more convenient methods people like to use for donations, please let us know on Discord or email paypal@levelleap.com.


Donate covertly like James Bond or something.


BTC: bc1qz54pk7a0qm3g4qutwz388cyjy8u36n5ce8trlm

ETH: 0x3780D9c3558bDa0C7Cea563BE36BD5EF94875e0b


BCH: bitcoincash:qpwe2awpmme5v3n5crsfqfpkm244vem4hqu7jh0nz0


USD-D/USDT/WDGLD/AAVE/YFI: 0x3780D9c3558bDa0C7Cea563BE36BD5EF94875e0b

Doge and all others: (Email donate@nina.chat for current crypto address)


The reward structure varies depending on how you donate. For Patreon-specific ones, which are more numerous, come with cooler roles, and more benefits, see our Patreon page. Note: Boosty subscriptions result in the same benefits as Patreon.

The list below only applies to people who do one-time donations via all other services or methods.

  • You may donate any amount, not just ones listed here there are no minimums or limits.
  • All amounts are in USD.
  • Amounts in other currencies are based upon the exchange rate at the time of donation.
  • If you want Discord role benefits, or other service benefits, you will need to provide a note or message with your Discord name or other contact information, otherwise we will not be able to know who the donor is.
Amount Discord Role Details
< $5 No We appreciate any donation amount, it helps fund services
$5+ Yes (Supporter) #development channel access *
$20+ Yes (Supporter) Beta and #development channel access *
$50+ Yes (Supporter) Alpha, beta and #development channel access *
$100+ Yes (Supporter) All access *, ad-free service, optional 3 character name
$250+ Yes (Sustainer) All access, ad-free service, optional 2 or 3 character name

* Access only applies if you have a registered account with the given service, it does not include any pay-to-play services which we may have.

If you want further details see see the FAQ below, join our Discord's support channel, or email donate@nina.chat.


What is an "ad-free experience"?
On services where we have ads, we will not display ads where possible. In some cases clients will show ads regardless because there's no way to tell which user is requesting the ad service.
Do you take hardware/VM/hosting donations?
No, and not under any circumstances -- we don't even want them for free.
Why don't you want my hardware/VM/hosting? It's great and I'm super trustworthy, I swear! You know me!
That doesn't matter, after 30 years of online experience with hosting, something always goes wrong: people don't keep their stuff up to date and it gets hacked, they don't pay their bills and it goes down disrupting service, they get mad at someone and force it down, they share data that's on it for no reason other than just because, they accidentally destroy the VM because they thought it was another one: I swear it won't happen again, they were on vacation when the server went down so it took them a month to get it back up,... and so on, and so on, and so on. We've heard it all, and don't ever want to hear it again. We'd just rather pay for it ourselves and keep the service up, than have it go down for a really ridiculous reason that you claimed was never going to happen.
My host is better, you should use this account or service.
We've priced everything out and we structure everything with care, we don't do fly-by-night switchovers to new servers nor would we subject users to that. Please stop suggesting it, either because the host is so cheap it's unreliable garbage, or it's more expensive than you think it is compared to other things -- remember bandwidth has costs as well, and we use a lot of it, it isn't just about a VM with a lot of RAM and CPU. We've managed to keep the service more stable than it was previously by not making decisions based on VM price alone.
If I donate or become a Patron, does that mean I still have to follow the rules and are expected to behave myself?
Yes, and to patrons who withdraw their patronage and donors who ask for refunds for being muted or banned for constant rule breaking on the Discord or forums are regarded by the community as petty and immature -- and very much unwelcome.


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Get listed here by becoming a Patron, and we will link to your web site, blog, YouTube channel, whatever you want!