Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About The Dark Web

1.It’s Accessible Through A Browser Known As The Onion Router

The Onion Router (TOR) may be the most popular browser used to explore the dark web. 

2.Dark Web Sites Use A Special Domain Ending In .onion

the “magic” behind the operation of the dark web. Most browsers can only view domains with specific top-level domain suffixes.

3.It Is Not Illegal To Browse The Dark Web

The idea that they’re committing a crime by doing so. This is not true. In reality, no crime is committed.

4.Not All People Use The Dark Web For Crimes

Various people on the dark web have used it to evade censorship and make claims that would be illegal to say openly in their countries.

5.Silk Road Was One Of The Most Popular Sites On The Dark Web

Silk Road was among the largest marketplaces on the dark web. It was founded in February 2011

6.Most Websites Are Scams

There are thousands of websites on the dark web, many of which claim to be selling certain things. 

7.Most Sales On The Dark Web Use Bitcoin (BTC)

As a decentralized form of currency, Bitcoin is hard (though not impossible) to trace, making it easy to use for dark web purchases.

8.The FBI Has Performed Sting Operations On The Dark Web

At times, some links simply won’t load on the dark web or they will show a screen with the FBI logo that tells you the site has been seized.

9.People Might Use Hidden Wiki Sites To Find Links

There are many different “Hidden Wiki” sites, some of which are even on the clearnet. These sites are useful in finding .onion links to explore.

10.The ‘Deep Web’ Is Not Necessarily The ‘Dark Web’

There are two types of “hidden” websites—the dark web, which features the illegal stuff, and the deep web, which is just an umbrella term for anything that uses a .onion link.