People often ask me if there are “secret” or “hidden” dark web links that aren’t available on the public link lists. In fact, someone did so yesterday, which was what prompted this post.
To be honest, I think this is one of the many myths about the dark web; people explore the few links that are on The Hidden Wiki (or similar link lists), find them boring, and then ask, “Where’s the real interesting stuff?”
Well, as I mentioned on All Onion Services: New URL, if it isn’t on that site (with regard to Tor at least), it isn’t anywhere. Not only does that site have v1 onions, but also v2 and v3 (the ones with 50 characters).
Of course, finding actual onions that are online when using All Onion Services can be quite difficult, as none of them are labeled or sorted into categories. Yet, as I’ve also mentioned on quite a few other blog posts, there are many link lists and search engines on Tor.
While these may not index everything, I’ve managed to find some interesting sites through these methods. In past posts, I have referenced several other link lists, which I still use to this day. I’ll include those here, plus a few that I just came across:
http://jdpskjmgy6kk4urv.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links and More!
http://darkdirmpmoq3uur.onion – DarkDir
http://zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion – Fresh Onions
http://xvwhmrw3sgwwmkko.onion – Atlayo Search Engine
http://5jgis47vdcpaeafp.onion – La Wiki Oculta (for my Spanish readers!)
http://deeplinkdeatbml7.onion – DeepLink
In addition to these, there are the various search engines, such as the following:
http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion – not Evil
http://visitoroymk3ouq7.onion/search – VisiTOR
http://gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion/ – Candle
http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion/ – Ahmia (also at http://ahmia.fi)
http://bznjtqphs2lp4xdd.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links Search Engine
These are just a few examples, but my feeling is that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on one of these link lists or search engines, it probably isn’t there. If you’re looking for something besides Tor, try I2P or Freenet.
Here are a few I2P links:
There are many others, but that’s what I could find at the moment.
Every so often, I do come across sites I haven’t seen before, but the content on them tends to be about the same: marketplaces, forums, fraud sites, scams, wikis, and the occasional game site or weird site.
Other than that, if you’re just looking for sick content (that doesn’t involve children), it’s probably on the clearnet – contrary to popular belief.
If there’s something I missed here, feel free to tell me, but I think that about covers it.