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 Note Registration method Version
0wnz.at Austria No No Personal In-house Element 1.59.1
activism.international Germany Yes Yes Left-wing; general host In-house Element 1.59.1
agdersam.no Norway (Germany) No No Regional In-house Element 1.59.1
antifash.gay US? No No Left-wing antifash.gay 1.57.0
archoslinux.cz Czech Republic (Germany) Sort of No In Czech; accessory In-house Element 1.59.1
arcticfoxes.net US (UK) Sort of Yes Personal In-house Element 1.59.1
aria-net.org Italy? Yes Yes   In-house Element 1.59.1.arianet.1
arrayinamatrix.xyz Canada Yes Yes Personal; Residential In-house Element Error!!
asozial.org Germany No No In German; left-wing In-house Element Dendrite 0.8.4+0d1505a4
bachgau.social Germany Yes Yes In German; regional In-house Element 1.59.1
badstuebner.biz Germany No Unclear In German; personal In-house Element 1.59.1
bitcoiner.chat US? No No Crypto bitcoiner.chat 1.54.0
buyvm.net US No No Hosting provider; accessory In-house Element 1.59.1
bytes4u.de Germany Yes Yes In German; personal In-house Element 1.59.1
cat.casa Germany Yes Yes General host In-house Element 1.58.1
catgirl.cloud Germany Yes Yes General host In-house Element 1.59.1
chagai.website Switzerland No No Personal; Residential In-house Element 1.57.0rc1
chatcloud.net Austria (Germany) Yes Yes Relationship-oriented? In-house Element 1.49.2
chatwave.org Germany No Yes In German; operated by yatrix.org In-house Element 1.59.1
chrrreeeeesss.com US No No Personal In-house Element 1.59.1
club1.fr France No No In French; tech collective1 See info page 1.59.1
comm.cx Japan No No Uses Cloudflare comm.cx 1.59.1
community.rs US No No Rust-oriented; Uses Cloudflare In-house Element 1.59.1
converser.eu France No No In French See info page 1.57.1
cubebuilder.me US? Yes No Personal See info page 1.55.0
danskungdom.dk Denmark (Germany) No No In Danish In-house Element 1.41.1
das-labor.org Germany No Sort of In German In-house Element 1.59.1
data.haus Germany Sort of Yes General host In-house Element 1.59.1
devass.su Russia No No In Russian In-house Element 1.57.0
duesen.chat Germany No Yes In German; operated by yatrix.org In-house Element 1.59.1
egora.org Finland? No No Right-wing Tutorial 1.34.0
envs.net Germany Yes Yes General host In-house Element 1.59.1
erfurt.chat Germany No Yes In German; regional tech collective In-house Element 1.0.0
exarius.org France No Sort of In French; tech collective See info page 1.47.1
filik.eu Czech Republic No No 2 chat.filik.eu 1.59.0
flieger.chat Germany No Yes In German; operated by yatrix.org In-house Element 1.59.1
freiburg.social Germany Yes Yes In German; regional tech collective In-house Element 1.58.1
freitrix.de Germany No Yes In German1 In-house Element 1.59.1
fulda.social Germany No No In German; general host In-house Element 1.59.1
g24.at Austria No No In German; regional (Graz) In-house Element 1.59.1
gemeinsam.jetzt Austria No Yes In German; left-wing In-house Element 1.55.0
ggc-project.de Germany Yes Yes General host Form 1.59.1
glasgow.social UK No No Regional tech collective See info page 1.49.2
grin.hu Hungary No No Personal In-house Element 1.59.1
group.lt Lithuania? No No Uses Cloudflare group.lt 1.59.0
hot-chilli.im Germany Sort of Sort of In German; general host In-house Element 1.59.1
houtworm.im Netherlands No No Personal; Residential In-house Element 1.59.0
inetd.xyz Netherlands Sort of Yes Personal In-house Element 1.57.0
jonasled.de Germany No No In German; personal jonasled.de 1.59.1
kreatea.space Turkey (Germany) Yes No General host kreatea.space Error!!
librem.one US No Unclear General host SSO 1.38.1
llamarific.social US? No No   In-house Element 1.53.0
magaya.org Australia Yes Yes 18+ In-house Element 1.59.1
magdeburg.jetzt Germany Yes Yes In German; regional tech collective SSO 1.47.1
mailstation.de Germany Yes No Personal In-house Element 1.59.1
mandragot.org France? No No In French; tech collective See info page 1.57.0
matrix.im Germany No Yes In German In-house Element 1.59.1
melroy.org Netherlands No No Accessory melroy.org 1.59.1
monero.social US Yes No 18+; accessory; crypto See info page 1.57.1
mtrx.nz New Zealand No No   In-house Element 1.59.1
nitro.chat Germany No Yes   In-house Element 1.59.1
nltrix.net Netherlands Yes Yes In Dutch In-house Element 1.59.1
oblak.be Germany? Sort of Sort of   In-house Element 1.46.0
ohai.su Germany No No General host In-house Element 1.57.0
ombreport.info France? No No In French In-house Element 1.58.1
pcriot.org Germany? No No Personal? In-house Element 1.58.1
pragma-messenger.ch Switzerland Yes Yes In German; hosting provider In-house Element 1.59.1
privex.io Belize? (Sweden) No No Hosting provider; accessory In-house Element 1.51.0
pub.solar Germany No Yes Tech collective In-house Element 1.58.0
qoto.org US? Yes No 3 In-house Element 1.45.1
radiowarnerd.org US No No Accessory In-house Element 1.58.1
riotchat.de Germany Yes Yes In German Form 1.59.1
ru-matrix.org Russia (Germany) No No In Russian In-house Element 1.55.0
rumatrix.org Russia (Netherlands) No No In Russian rumatrix.org 1.58.1
sameteem.com US? (UK) No No Accessory sameteem.com 1.59.1
scyldings.com UK? (US) No No Accessory In-house Element 1.59.1
sfunk1x.com US No No Personal In-house Element 1.57.0
shibabox.eu Germany No No Furry-oriented; general host In-house Element 1.55.2
sibnsk.net Russia Yes Yes In Russian In-house Element 1.59.1
socialnetwork24.com Germany No No In German In-house Element 1.58.1
studichat.de Germany No No In German; student-oriented In-house Element 1.59.1
sykorp.com Saudi Arabia No No Residential sykorp.com 1.59.1
tauasul.net ? (Germany) No No In Arabic tauasul.net 0.24.1
tchncs.de Germany Yes Yes General host; only stores messages for a year In-house Element 1.59.1
techsaviours.org Germany Yes Yes General host In-house Element 1.59.1
tedomum.net France Yes Yes In French; tech collective SSO 1.55.2
the-apothecary.club Germany? Yes No Left-wing In-house Element 1.59.1
tomesh.net Canada (US) Unclear No Accessory In-house Element 1.58.1
trygve.me Norway No No In Norwegian; personal In-house Element 1.58.1
ungleich.ch Switzerland No Unclear Hosting provider SSO 1.59.1
unredacted.org US (Romania) No No General host In-house Element 1.57.1
utwente.io Netherlands Yes Yes Regional; student-oriented In-house Element 1.50.2
virto.community ? (Germany) No No Accessory; crypto In-house Element 1.57.1
yatrix.org Germany No Yes In German In-house Element 1.59.1
zinz.dev France No No In French zinz.dev 1.52.0

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 Yes Yes In German; student-oriented; requires a German university email address SSO 1.59.1
pikaviestin.fi Finland Sort of Yes In Finnish; requires a Finnish email address SSO 1.59.0
aletheia.moe ? (Iceland) Yes Yes Personal Contact 1.59.1
bitma.st US Yes Yes Personal Contact Error!!
deuxfleurs.fr France No No In French; tech collective Contact 1.54.0
hingst.net Sweden Yes Yes In Swedish Contact 1.59.1
hyteck.de Germany Yes Sort of In German; personal Contact 1.58.1
libreon.fr France Yes Yes In French; tech collective Contact 1.53.0
fsfe.org Germany Yes Yes Accessory; advocacy Membership, 10€/month 1.57.0
hadoly.fr France Yes No In French; tech collective Membership, 7~25€ 1.53.0
sans-nuage.fr France No No In French; tech collective Membership, 15€/year 1.51.0
  1. Email address is said to be optional for registration, but is actually required.  2

  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 Matrix will become less decentralized as intended.

In some cases you might also want your MXID to show your affiliation with a specific community.

Criteria

The absolute criteria are:

Some homeservers are excluded from this list on content grounds. Inclusion in other reputable ban lists may also be grounds for exclusion from this list.

Legends

From left to right:

Other Matrix homeserver lists

This list was originally located at AustinHuang.me.