I have no particular interest in finding a specific, non-random URL (How do Hidden Services get .onion domains that aren't random?), but would like to reset an onion address for a given hidden service. What is the best way to get a new, random .onion address?

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There is a HiddenServiceDir in your torrc. After you have stopped the Tor process, delete the above-mentioned directory and restart Tor. Now the directory contains two new files: hostname and private_key. The name in hostname is now different from the previous version.

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