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List of public Matrix homeservers

This is a list of public Matrix homeservers as compiled by the author of this guide. Support for this list is provided at #public_servers:tchncs.de. Remember:

Disclaimer:

See Legends for column explanations.

Open registration

Alphabetically-ordered by the homeserver name.

Homeserver name Jurisdiction (and Server location) Rules Privacy Policy Privacy concerns Note Registration method Version
0wnz.at Austria No No reCaptcha; Email   In-house Element 1.49.2
activism.international Germany Yes Yes   Left-wing; accounts serve as SSO for other services In-house Element 1.50.1
alpenbunker.ch Switzerland No No     In-house Element 1.51.0
altertek.org France Yes Sort of     matrix.altertek.org 1.49.0
antifash.gay US? No No   Left-wing antifash.gay 1.30.1
arcticfoxes.net US (UK) Sort of Sort of reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.50.2
aria-net.org Italy? Yes Yes reCaptcha; Email Throwaway email addresses forbidden In-house Element 1.51.0 (b=aria-net)
arrayinamatrix.xyz Canada Yes Yes   Residential In-house Element Error!!
asozial.org Germany No No   In German; left-wing In-house Element Dendrite 0.5.1+e81ef164
asra.gr Germany Yes No   18+; CCC-oriented See here 1.51.0
awau.uk UK (Germany) No Unclear Cloudflare   In-house Element 1.51.0
bachgau.social Germany Yes Yes   In German; region-specific In-house Element 1.51.0
badstuebner.biz Germany No Unclear   In German In-house Element 1.49.2
baytech.community Estonia (Switzerland) No No Email Accessory baytech.community Error!!
bdsm2.pl Poland? (Sweden) No No   BDSM-oriented (implies 18+) See here Dendrite 0.5.1+16035b97
buyvm.net US No No reCaptcha Accessory In-house Element 1.50.2
catgirl.cloud Germany Sort of Yes     In-house Element 1.51.0
chatcloud.net Austria (Germany) Yes Yes Web analytics; reCaptcha; Email Relationship-oriented? In-house Element 1.49.0
chrrreeeeesss.com US No No reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.50.2
club1.fr France No No reCaptcha; Email1 In French See info page 1.51.0
community.rs US No No Cloudflare   In-house Element 1.47.1
converser.eu France No No   In French See info page 1.49.0
crossbach.de Germany No Yes   In German In-house Element 1.50.1
cubebuilder.me US? Yes No     See info page 1.49.2
cuum.space Poland? Sort of No   NSFW-inclined In-house Element 1.51.0
dalek.zone Germany? No No     In-house Element Error!!
danskungdom.dk Denmark (Germany) No No   In Danish In-house Element 1.41.1
dark.fi Germany? No No   Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.45.1
das-labor.org Germany No Sort of Email In German In-house Element 1.51.0
davidberthel.de Germany No Yes     In-house Element 1.51.0
decred.org US? No No   Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.51.0
demoicracy.org US? Sort of No   Diversity-oriented In-house Element 1.39.0
disrule.org ? (Romania) Yes No   Left-wing In-house Element Error!!
e2e.zone Germany? No No     In-house Element 1.49.2
egora.org Finland? No No   Right-wing / libertarian-oriented See here 1.34.0
envs.net Germany CoC and ToS Yes Email   In-house Element 1.51.0
erfurt.chat Germany No Yes   In German; region-specific In-house Element 1.0.0
exarius.org France No Sort of     See info page 1.47.1
filik.eu Czech Republic No No reCaptcha or SSO2; Email   chat.filik.eu Error!!
freiburg.social Germany Yes Yes Email In German; region-specific In-house Element 1.51.0
freitrix.de Germany No Yes reCaptcha; Email1 In German In-house Element 1.51.0
fulda.social Germany No No reCaptcha   matrix.fulda.social 1.49.2
g24.at Austria No No reCaptcha; Email In German; region-specific (Graz, Austria) In-house Element 1.50.1
gemeinsam.jetzt Austria No Yes Email In German; activism-oriented In-house Element 1.50.1
glasgow.social UK No No AWS; Email Region-specific See info page 1.46.0
grin.hu Hungary No No reCaptcha; Email   In-house Element 1.49.2
inetd.xyz Netherlands Sort of Same as matrix.org reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.51.0
jonasled.de Germany No No reCaptcha; Email In German jonasled.de 1.51.0
jupiterbroadcasting.com US? No No   Accessory See info page 1.47.1
kreatea.space Turkey (Germany) Yes No     matrix.kreatea.space 1.51.0
ladiv.org Switzerland No No   Residential? In-house Element 1.50.1
liberta.casa Germany? Yes No     In-house Element 1.47.1
libre.re France No No   In French In-house Element 1.48.0
librem.one US No Unclear Email   SSO 1.38.1
librosphere.org France No No   In French See info page 1.47.1
magaya.org Australia No No     In-house Element 1.49.2
magdeburg.jetzt Germany Yes Yes Email In German; region-specific SSO 1.47.1
mailstation.de Germany CoC and ToS of matrix.org No reCaptcha   mailstation.de 1.49.2
mandragot.org France? No No   In French See info page 1.49.0
matrix.im Germany No Yes reCaptcha In German matrix.im 1.51.0
melroy.org Netherlands No No reCaptcha Accessory melroy.org 1.49.2
milkte.ch Switzerland? Yes Yes     matrix.milkte.ch Error!!
mint.lgbt US? Yes Yes Email Left-wing In-house Element 1.50.1
monero.social US Yes No   18+; accessory; crypto See info page 1.51.0
mtrx.nz New Zealand No No Email   In-house Element 1.51.0
mux.re France? No No reCaptcha In French In-house Element 1.50.1
nexunity.org Germany No No     In-house Element 1.46.0
nibbana.jp Japan No No   Oriented towards Japanese culture In-house Element 1.51.0
nitro.chat Germany No Yes reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.51.0
nixbitcoin.org Germany? No No Email Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.49.2
nltrix.net Netherlands Yes Yes Email In Dutch In-house Element 1.51.0
noagenda.chat US? No No reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.49.2
nolog.chat Czech Republic No No   Left-wing In-house Element 1.48.0
oblak.be Germany? Sort of Sort of   SSO does not work In-house Element 1.46.0
ohai.su Germany No No reCaptcha; Email   In-house Element 1.51.0
okash.it US? No No Email   In-house Element 1.48.0
ombreport.info France? No No reCaptcha In French In-house Element 1.51.0
pcriot.org Germany? No No reCaptcha; Email   In-house Element 1.49.2
perthchat.org Australia No No reCaptcha Region-specific In-house Element Error!!
pettybickering.ca Canada No No   Residential? In-house Element 1.34.0
phillymesh.net US No No   Accessory In-house Element 1.38.0
planetdecred.org US? No No AWS Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.51.0
poenisch.info Germany No Unclear     See info page 1.24.0
privex.io Belize? (Sweden) No No reCaptcha Accessory In-house Element 1.47.0
pub.solar Germany No Yes Email   In-house Element 1.50.1
pwoss.org US Unclear Unclear     In-house Element 1.50.1
qoto.org US? Yes No AWS 3 In-house Element 1.45.1
radicle.community Switzerland No No   Accessory In-house Element 1.48.0
renaissancemen.xyz Germany? Unclear No   Catholicism-oriented In-house Element Error!!
ru-matrix.org Russia No No reCaptcha; Email In Russian In-house Element 1.51.0
rumatrix.org Russia (Netherlands) No No   In Russian rumatrix.org 1.50.1
scyldings.com UK? (US) No No reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.48.0
sene.ovh France? No No   In French In-house Element 1.50.2
socialnetwork24.com Germany No No Email1 In German In-house Element 1.50.1
studichat.de Germany No No Email In German; student-oriented In-house Element 1.51.0
sudo.is Germany No No Email   In-house Element 1.50.1
synod.im Germany Yes Yes Email1 In German In-house Element 1.50.2
tauasul.net ? (Germany) No No   In Arabic tauasul.net 0.24.1
tchncs.de Germany Yes Yes reCaptcha; Email Only stores messages for a year In-house Element 1.50.2
techsaviours.org Germany Yes Yes Email   In-house Element 1.50.1
tedomum.net France Yes Yes Email In French SSO 1.51.0
the-apothecary.club Germany? Yes No   Left-wing In-house Element 1.50.1
trygve.me Norway No No   In Norwegian In-house Element 1.50.2
ungleich.ch Switzerland No Unclear Email   SSO 1.47.0
unredacted.org US (Romania) No No reCaptcha   In-house Element 1.48.0
utc.chat China? (US) No No Google Cloud In Chinese; crypto In-house Element 1.51.0
utwente.io Netherlands Yes Yes Email Region-specific In-house Element 1.50.2
virto.community ? (Germany) No No   Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.48.0
yatrix.org Germany No No   In German See here Error!!
zinz.dev France No No   In French See info page 1.48.0

Conditional registration

Servers with technical restrictions first, then servers that require manual approval, and finally servers that require payment. Within each type, the servers are listed in alphabetically order by the homeserver name.

Homeserver name Jurisdiction (and Server location) Rules Privacy Policy Note Registration method Version
fachschaften.org Germany No Yes In German; requires a German university email address SSO 1.51.0
pikaviestin.fi Finland Sort of Yes In Finnish; requires a Finnish email address SSO 1.50.1
aletheia.moe Iceland? Yes Yes   Contact 1.51.0
bitma.st US Yes Yes   Contact 1.47.1
deuxfleurs.fr France No No In French Contact 1.50.2
hingst.net Sweden Yes Yes In Swedish Contact 1.50.1
libreon.fr France Yes Yes In French Contact 1.49.2
hadoly.fr France Yes No In French Membership (7~25€) 1.49.2
sans-nuage.fr France No No In French Membership (15€) 1.42.0
  1. Email address is said to be optional for registration, but is actually required.  2 3 4

  2. No reCaptcha needed if using SSO, but email address is used as MXID username (eg. @bob=40example.com:filik.eu). 

  3. The rules for their Mastodon instance (which are believed to apply to the Matrix homeserver as well) states that a user “must be […] a S.T.E.M. student or professional to join,” however the operator’s stance is that the rule is only enforced on users who “appear to be anti-STEM” such as promoting anti-science conspiracy theories. 

Why?

Ideally you would host your own homeserver, but not everyone has the means… Anyway, you should use a homeserver other than the default matrix.org because…

  1. It is overloaded at times, and
  2. If everyone continues to register on the same homeserver, then it will become more centralized, thus shifting away from the original goal of Matrix.

Note for Homeserver Owners

Admins of listed homeservers are recommended to implement MSC1929 and/or join #alladmins:grin.hu.

Criteria

The absolute criteria are:

Some homeservers are excluded from this list on content grounds.

Legends

From left to right:

Other Matrix homeserver lists

This list was originally located at AustinHuang.me.