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Common term used to refer to that part of the internet which can only be accessed through anonymisation networks like tor and i2p.

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domain name substitution in Tor Browser

I'm looking for Tor Browser extension that would allow me to define aliaces mapping tor domain names to human readable names. When encountaring domain names that are present in the mapping, the ...
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How to add subdomains to my onion site

So I have a onion website and I start it by using php -S 127.0.0.1:8080 and sudo -u debian-tor tor to start the website. I wonder if there is any solution to add a subdomain like www.mysubdomain....
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Trying to reach the Alpha Bay marketplace first time using Tor

I am trying to buy something on Alpha Bay but I am not sure how to get to the Alpha Bay website and how do I know it's the real one and not a spoofed mirror site. I am using an iPhone and just went to ...
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Hide/disable clearnet website and make only available through onion link

it seems like an easy question but I cannot find good information. I have built a PHP website that is of course available in the clearnet through the IP and I have a hidden service running (so it is ...
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Do introduction points know their hidden services' onion addresses?

If that's the case, how come law enforcement is not forcing them to close their connections with illegal hidden services?
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Why almost all deep web shops use the same CMS, and which is it?

I am noticing something strange but I can't find any info by "Inspecting elements". I notice that most of deep web stores are using the same CMS/Framework/Script (whatever it is). I am ...
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What other cryptocurrencies and financial innovations are gaining adoption on the darknet besides Bitcoin and Monero?

Besides bitcoin and monero, has the crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi) boom given rise to any sort of other illicit trade or past-time surrounding the thousands of altcoins in circulation on ...
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Would a url shortened link redirecting to a hidden service be considered part of the dark web?

https://tinyurl.com/ allows you to shorten URLs. Suppose I shorten the hidden service for DuckDuckGo (https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/) to make it: https://tinyurl.com/2lxqxljq. This link redirects to ...
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Does Torch, a darknet search engine, really index 1 billion hidden services?

Torch is a darknet search engine (URL: http://cnkj6nippubgycuj.onion/). It indexes new hidden services every day. You can search anything on it (it's uncensored). It's the oldest and longest running ...
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What's the difference between darknet, clearnet and hidden services?

Hidden services and darknet seem to be conjoined concepts, although distinct as the former seems to be a feature of the latter, not vice versa. But the description of the "clearnet" tag ...
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What type of search engine is DuckDuckGo?

I've always been told DuckDuckGo is a clearnet search engine. However, in some of my recent searches on researching onion services I've managed to get search results with an onion service URL. I've ...
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Besides .onion, what other domain extensions exist for the darknet?

Clearnet has hundreds of top-level domain extensions (TLDs): .com, .net, .org, .co.uk, .tv, etc It's hard to believe that only one TLD, .onion, was made for the darknet. Are there any other domain ...
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What did Darknet shoppers use before Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was only invented in 2008. Darknet has a much longer history than that. Given that Bitcoin first became a dominant currency on the darknet, and still is, what were darknet users using for a ...
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How do darknet merchants ensure the shipping of illegal goods to customer's home? [closed]

Why do people think they can get away with buying illegal goods and counterfeit money online when it is going to get inspected by border control anyway? Besides that, to get the goods, you're no ...
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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

Both Tor and BitTorrent contain the same three-letter word, so based on whatever etymology, is there some sort of association they share, not just in syntax but in computing architecture or founding ...
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Month-long bitcoin subscription on .onion sites: How are returning subscribers identified each day?

If a month-long subscription is paid in Bitcoin to an .onion site using Tor browser, how does that site still recognize/identify the same anonymous user when the return in subsequent sessions, given ...
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Two(sometimes 3) leading definitions of Darknet/Deep web nomenclature?

In my experience there seems to different leading definitions of darknet/deep web. The first, Deep Web is private places on the clearnet, such as DMs Darknet is Tor's network in general The second, ...
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Are '.onion' websites safer/better than 'normal' clearnet websites like '.com'?

This might is a bad question, but I'm using Tor to still access clearnet websites like duckduckgo.com and since there is also an onion version, here's my question: Is there a difference between using ...
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Tor Search Engine? is there any Tor2web search engines in clearnet?

I'm looking to a best tor search engine for search tor hidden services at without the need of tor browser. Also, I like a simple user interface and fast. Please suggest some tor2web proxy search ...
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i can't open .onion sites on tor

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at ecleg2gwe2edwiuf.onion. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try: Try again later. Check ...
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Not working on Android device

I've downloaded Orbot and Orfox several times over the last 2+ years but have never been able to access the dark web. I follow instructions and everything seems to be working right until I type in/...
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How is connecting to clearnet sites diffrent than connecting to .onion sites?

So, I understand that for .onion sites it can help keep them anonymous but is there much of a difference for the user? Does have any added privacy/security?
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Why did Ross Ulbricht only use public WiFi?

So I was curious. I was reading up on the dark net market the silk road and it mentioned that the “owner” always used Tor through public wifi. Is there any particular benefit from doing that, or was ...
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Beginner to Darknet [duplicate]

I'm new to the amazing hidden world of hidden web. I'm getting some difficulties to understand how things work in there. I have heard that there are many resources in the deep web such as gaming hacks,...
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How to translate onion sites in a tor browser? [closed]

Google translate doesn't accept onion addresses, and I'd rather not pass my text through Google anyway. How then, can I translate onion websites in tor browser, in a way which is preferably both ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

I like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through ...
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what does it mean Darknet use non standard protocol? [closed]

Unfortunately, there is no standard and accurate academic definition for Darknet(not dark web ,deep web, although there is not standard and accurate academic definition). Mostly the Wikipedia's ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

I'm running a web server behind TOR which should only be reachable by an .onion address I've set up. But sometimes I'm worried that the public IP of the server can get leaked somehow. Is the ...
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Does deepnet have only 7100 onion sites?

I have read this article on forbes claiming that deepnet has only 7100 onion sites and took only 3 hours to scan completely. Which to me sounds like total nonsense since if average .onion address is ...
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Tor + I2P on a system and Is I2P better than TOR?

Greeting's, given recent events of FBI taking down silk road 2.0 and 3.0. I have few questions, please keep in mind that i'm not technologically too sound. Is I2P better than TOR? Can i have a system ...
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Tor starting automatically as root and connecting to strange servers

A while ago my conky started to list several strange connections. I'm using Linux so I tried something: sudo lsof -i | egrep -i "poneytelecom|dark" And got an interesting output: I cannot remember ...
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Searching for Tor hidden servicces

What resources are best for search .onion networks within the Tor? Unlike the web where you can search for a domain or portal, what equivalent systems are available for search for Tor specific ...
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Would anoNet-style darknets of Tor hidden services be workable?

Reading user329's question about running a secure email network using SMTP over Tor, I was wondering how standard email transport could be implemented among hidden services. And then I remembered ...
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