does it exist anymore?
Yes. I'm not sure about if it exists through a web page... but you could connect to it with a program like Mirc, IceChat, or Chatzilla the firefox add-on. Then you just connect to server: irc.daniweb.com (port 6667), and join channel #Daniweb. There is probably still a web client for it somewhere, but I'm not sure.
It does still exist, i just think the web client is gone. I was on it via chatzilla over the xmas period.
ah thanks, I was just after the server details.