Failed to Connect (connection failed)

Im absolutely brand new to this forum stuff, or if im even putting this in the right spot, but here goes.

When I start up Rust there are no offical servers; a total of 16 servers all across the board, on top of this, it says there is only like 23 people online at any one point. Even with that happening, when i try to connect it simply says, Failed to Connect (connection failed)
I’ve looked everywhere, now i say everywhere, but im sure some smart person will come along and tell me how easy it was to find, but i cant, as such i really need help fixing this, I really really miss playing Rust.