I'm looking for someone to take ownership of this instance. Please let me know if you're interested. It is currently hosted at https://masto.host/ with a monthly cost of 7€ (but you are free to move the instance to your own server or wherever you want). The domain name costs about 17€ a year and is paid for until March 2022. If no one expresses interest by April 10th, I will have to close it down (more info on the exact date by then). Sorry to let you down.
⚠️ donteatanimals.org, important
This instance will close down soon. The exact shutdown date will be announced shortly.
Meanwhile, you might want to:
* Export your data: Settings => Import and export => Data export => Request your archive
* Move your account to another instance: Settings => Account => Move to a different account.
@stefan Thank you. It was a difficult decision. Just FYI: you don't need any technical skills at all to run a Mastodon instance hosted by masto.host. They do all the hard work (upgrades, ...). No need to do anything that can't be done from the web interface.
@rgggn Nooo! Why do you need to shut it down? As you can see I just stood up an instance for our local Vegan chapter - trying to get more people excited about Mastodon.
just to be sure, no one will continue the instance? Or did you get a positive feedback?
@stefan Hi Stefan,
Unfortunately, no one has expressed interest in taking ownership of the instance, so unless someone steps up in the coming day, the instance will be shut down.
A Mastodon instance encouraging discussion of animal rights and veganism. All are welcome!