10 Little-Known Corners of the Deep Web You Might Actually Like
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The dark web doesn’t have a great reputation. Dodgy online marketplaces, criminal gangs, terrorist groups—it sounds like the type of place that only the most troubled members of society would want to hang out.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, that type of content exists. But there are also plenty of dark web websites that you might actually like.

Curious? Keep reading; we’re going to introduce you to some of the best dark web websites to visit.

1. Hidden Answers

hidden answers top dark web site

Dark Web Link: http://answerszuvs3gg2l64e6hmnryudl5zgrmwm3vh65hzszdghblddvfiqd.onion/

Hidden Answers is like a cross between Quora and Reddit. You can ask any question on any topic, and the community will respond. However, unlike sites such as Reddit, there’s no censorship going on. Everything you see is unedited.

The site has more than a dozen categories. The largest and most active categories are Technology, Money and Jobs, and Security and Privacy. Some of the categories are adult-orientated, so make sure you give them a wide berth if you’re easily offended.

In addition to categories, Hidden Answers also supports searchable tags. They make it easier to narrow your search if you need an answer to a specific query. You can also filter by unanswered questions if you want to offer your own pearls of wisdom to other users.

2. Illinois Institute of Technology Tunnels

itt tunnels dark web site

Dark Web Link: http://62gs2n5ydnyffzfy.onion/

Old buildings are jammed with hidden tunnels, old air vents, and disused entrances. One such group of buildings is the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

An unnamed individual has explored all the tunnels and posted the findings to his site. He’s even managed to get onto sealed rooftops and photographed the results.

The site is packed with maps, photos, diary entries, guides, explanations, and more. It’s one of the best dark web sites to visit if you want to waste a couple of hours.

3. ProPublica

propublica best dark web site

Dark Web Link: https://p53lf57qovyuvwsc6xnrppyply3vtqm7l6pcobkmyqsiofyeznfu5uqd.onion/

In 2016, online news site ProPublica launched a dark web version of its website. In doing so, it became the first mainstream news organization to have a presence on the Tor network.

According to Mike Tigas, the ProPublica developer who built the dark web site, it was China’s online censorship that initially inspired the decision. The company wanted to protect itself in case it every found itself banned in restrictive territories.

ProPublica also wanted to give its readers more control over ad tracking and other forms of surveillance:

“It’s a very conscious decision that we have to make as an organization to decide that we want to do this. I think we all agree that letting our users choose what types of metadata they leave behind is a positive for us.”

4. Easy Coin

easy coin best dark web website

Dark Web Link: http://easycoinsayj7p5l.onion/

Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity around the world. However, one of the original tenets of the cryptocurrency—that it’s entirely anonymous—has turned out to be untrue. Sure, some anonymous privacy-focused coins do exist, but Bitcoin is not one of them.

As recently as October 2019, one of the largest illegal pornography sites on the dark web was shut down when US law enforcement agencies were able to trace the Bitcoin used to pay for the content.

If you’re a privacy fanatic and want to make sure your Bitcoin is completely untraceable, EasyCoin is one of the top dark web sites. It’s a Bitcoin wallet with a built-in Bitcoin mixer. The mixer ensures you always get fresh coins whenever you make a wallet withdrawal.

Check out the article about the legality of Bitcoin tumblers on our sister-site, Blocks Decoded, if you’d like to learn more.

5. Code:Green

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Dark Web Link: http://pyl7a4ccwgpxm6rd.onion/

Code:Green is a website dedicated to ethical hacktivism. You can join the organization in one of six ways: as a Sympathizer, Supporter, Hacktivist, Whistleblower, Coder, or Artist.

Just keep in mind that some of the community’s projects are in breach of the law. Make sure you don’t do anything that could put your freedom in danger.

You may need someone to vouch for you before you gain access to the forums.

6. Facebook

facebook dark web

Dark Web Link: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/

If you’re a Facebook user, it makes sense to access the service using the official portal on the dark web.

The Tor version of the site has been live since 2016 and is mainly aimed at people from countries where Facebook access if blocked.

However, privacy-conscious users in Europe and the US will also find value. Because the site is on the dark web, it does not keep logs, use tracking cookies, or monitor your usage through the usual channels. It’s a much safer way of using a service that’s known to have a laissez-faire attitude with users’ data.

7. Beneath VT

beneath vt dark web site

Dark Web Link: http://74ypjqjwf6oejmax.onion/

Beneath VT is similar to the Illinois Institute of Technology Tunnels site. It is dedicated to the exploration of the steam tunnels that run below the campus.

You’ll find log entries, maps, videos, and an extensive list of the dangers that the various tunnels can pose to people who enter them.

Who knew that exploring old university tunnels could be so much fun?! It’s just another example of all the cool stuff on the deep web that you’ll find with a bit of digging.

8. The Hub

the hub dark web

Dark Web Link: http://thehub7xbw4dc5r2.onion/

The Hub is another of the best dark web websites to visit. Indeed, it is one of the dark web’s most popular social forums.

You’ll need to register before you gain access to the boards. Once you’re in, however, you will have access to discussions on a wide variety of topics, including general news, dark web marketplaces, crypto, and more.

9. Common Sense by Thomas Paine

thomas paine dark web

Dark Web Link: http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/comsense.html

First published in January 1776 during the early days of the American Revolution, Common Sense by Thomas Paine became one of the most important documents in the country’s history. Written for people who wanted the 13 colonies to break free from British rule, it made a compelling moral and political case for independence.

Relative to the size of the population (2.5 million) at the time, it is still the book with the most sales and widest circulation in American history.

Although the book is still in print today, you don’t need to buy it. Thanks to this dark web website, you can read the entire text for free.

10. Welcome to the Game

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We end with something a bit different—a game about the dark web that you can buy on Steam. The dark web game is a horror-meets-puzzle game. The goal is to find the “Red Room” in which a murder is taking place.

To find the room, the player has to solve a series of mysteries and brainteasers while avoiding hackers and kidnappers. It sounds a bit gruesome, but it’s surprisingly good fun and has a stream of positive reviews on the Steam platform.

No one really knows for sure whether red rooms exist on the dark web. We explored the idea more closely when we looked at some of the security reasons to avoid the dark web 6 Reasons You Should Avoid the Dark Web 6 Reasons You Should Avoid the Dark Web Thinking about visiting the dark web, the sinister underbelly of the internet? Here are reasons why you should avoid the dark web. Read More .

Share Your Best Dark Web Sites

The nature of the dark web means the list of the top dark web sites is constantly in flux. If we’ve missed your favorite site off the list, make sure you reach out in the comments and let us know.

And if you’d like to learn more about the dark web, make sure you read our other articles on debunked dark web myths and our list of shocking online accounts sold on the dark web 8 Shocking Online Accounts Sold on the Dark Web 8 Shocking Online Accounts Sold on the Dark Web You've probably heard that your data can be bought and sold on the dark web by hackers. But it's more than just email accounts. Read More .

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  1. dragonmouth
    November 1, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    One detail not mentioned in the article is that to access the wonderful sites one needs a tor browser.

  2. John Smith
    November 1, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Recommending ProPublica on "dark web" TOR/onion based network is like recommending reading the Soviet pravda propaganda.
    Little to no difference between them, since ProPublica is as far left on politics and social issues as you can get.

  3. Joshua Handy
    April 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Unless I am mistaken 0.1 bitcoin is about 150ish. That's a lot for an email from AnonInbox.

  4. Sofia
    January 12, 2018 at 3:45 am

    I think it would be a bit more useful if you included the links. And they would be used because i viewing this on tor right now so i could click them.

    • Yo
      February 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      If you right click the webpage subtitle and 'copy link address' you'll have the link that way...

  5. Jack
    March 7, 2016 at 2:52 am

    ok quick question, if the deep web is not searchable via the major web search engines then how does one go about searching the deep web? DuckDuckGo??

    • Dann Albright
      March 9, 2016 at 3:38 am

      Well, it's not always easy. DuckDuckGo won't do it. The best way to find dark websites (that I've found, anyway) is to check out reddit.com/r/onions and the Hidden Wiki. It's not always easy, and sometimes it takes a lot of clicking around on bad links to find a good one for what you're looking for. Ahmia (http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion/) is a dark web search engine, but I can't vouch for how effective it is, as I've never used it. Looks pretty useful, though!

    • BPipes
      January 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      You have to download a web browser like Tor that allows you to search the deep web. Just make sure you don't accidentally ruin your life !

      • Dann Albright
        February 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

        Tor will browse it for you, but you still have to find something that tells you where to go.

    • dylan
      May 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      you dont use duck duck go, you download and use tor

  6. Mel
    February 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Terminology is important. These sites are DARK web sites not "deep web". Technically speaking the dark web is a part of the deep web but that wasn't what you were trying to say. A handy guide:

    Surface Web – anything a search engine can find
    Deep Web – anything that a search engine can’t find
    Dark Web – a small portion of the Deep Web that has been intentionally hidden and is inaccessible through standard web browsers

    • Dann Albright
      February 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Thanks for pointing that out; I actually learned that particular nomenclature right after I finished this article, when I was looking into more dark-web-related stuff. Good thing to know!

  7. Kannon Yamada
    February 10, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    That was a really great read Dann!

    • Dann Albright
      February 10, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks, Kannon! I had a lot of fun researching this one . . . it took me a while to figure out how to find stuff on the deep web in the first place, but once I got the hang of it, it was like trying to solve a puzzle. Fun stuff!

  8. Megan
    February 10, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I LOVE that yall are writing articles about the deep web cause I feel the more people that know about it the better! Great read!

    • Dann Albright
      February 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      I agree! The deep web has a pretty nasty reputation, but there's a lot of cool stuff there, too. It just takes a while to find it.

      Thanks for reading!

  9. Fik of borg
    February 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Publishing the deep websites links does not render the sites less deep?

    • Dann Albright
      February 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      No, not less deep, just at little easier to find. You can find links to all of those sites fairly easily on the deep web if you know where to look, anyway. You just need to sort through a lot of bad links to find them!

      • MEGAN
        February 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        Exactly!! Great reply.

        • BW
          April 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm

          Wow, nice to know how easy it is to get Dan all excited! you know that some of us have been living under a rock and we need a good reson to come out and play.
          Dan pay attention *amit.
          BW