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How to Access The Dark Web

There are many ways to access the dark web. Being a part of the deep net, dark web operates differently than the clear-net and needs special client software to be accessed. While there are multiple ways to access the dark web, the most common and recommended method involves using TOR and then visiting the .onion websites. All dark web website has a URL with the .onion domain, which looks similar to the way the clear-net websites have .com, .org, .net, etc. Once you have TOR and find out the .onion address of a deep website (hidden web site), you can simply enter it in the URL bar on TOR browser, and it'll open, just as normal websites open in usual browsers.

If you read the previous boring section, you'd see that I mentioned how the darknet often uses uncommon communication protocols, etc. In case of the dark web, we see that phenomenon with respect to the onion websites. I won't go in much depth, but first look at a .onion URL suggests that it's similar to the clear-net websites. However, internally, the way they work is nothing similar to the clear-net. Precisely, .onion is not part of the internet's DNS root, and hence, normal DNS servers can't resolve your request if you type the URL of a .onion website on your browser. TOR redirects these requests through its own servers, similar to the way proxies work, and then we get to the website, without the involvement of DNS servers anywhere. This ensures that search engine bots can't browse around the deep web, and that anonymity is maintained, both of the client looking at the web pages, as well as the server serving the web pages (In other words, the server doesn't know who the client is, and the client doesn't know anything about where the server is.)

If you're using Windows, you can download the Tor executable on web..versions for linux and mac available

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