New instance connecting with other relays?



I made a new mastodon instance couple of days and I’m trying to figure out how can I federate with other relays. I have added the following relay URLs:

Both with status: Waiting for relay's approval

Happy for any suggestion or help.

  1. those are both the same relay
  2. i think that relay is down at the moment. see Where are the relays? for more info


Sorry I meant this (default) relay:


joinmastodon is no longer running a relay. I don’t know what the status of @hugogameiro’s relay is whoops, i was confusing and I meant to tag gled, who doesn’t appear to have an account on here


I don’t have any Relay running and don’t plan having one anytime soon.


Are there any relays up and running?
What are the requirements for running a relay?

BTW, all other mastodon instances how do they federated with each other?


once some user from your server start to follow a next server, it’s starts federating with this one, and this all over the fediverse


The relay at is not running from what I have been told.

The two we have that are running are

We just launched so will be trying others as well.
A list can be found here


With relay you can get huge amount of toots although its doesnt help much and your database will fill up fast too