- Agora (defunct)
- Atlantis (defunct)
- AlphaBay (defunct)
- Black Market Reloaded (defunct)
- Dream Market (defunct)
- Evolution (defunct)
- The Farmer's Market (defunct)
- Hansa (defunct)
- Sheep Marketplace (defunct)
- Silk Road (defunct)
- TheRealDeal (defunct)
- Utopia (defunct)
- Briar (software) – uses onion services as address when message transport is internet
- Ricochet (software)
- TorChat (defunct)
- Free Haven – A distributed anonymous file storage system that places focus on persistent availability of data. The MIT students' work on the project led to collaboration with DARPA to develop Tor.
- The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent index
- Freedom Hosting (defunct) – Formerly the largest Tor-specific web host, until the arrest of its owner in August 2013.
- KickassTorrents, a BitTorrent index (defunct)
- National Police and Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands — official hidden service about darknet market takedown operations.
- Central Intelligence Agency
Hidden services directories, portals, and information
News and document archives
- BBC News
- DeepDotWeb (defunct)
- Deutsche Welle
- Doxbin (defunct)
- Radio Free Asia
- The New York Times
- Wikipedia (accessible only via telnet)(defunct)
- Tails OS - Live, portable, amnesiac operating system (run off USB)
- Debian (static Web content and package repositories)
- Qubes OS – security-focused desktop operating system
- Whonix – Debian-based security distribution
Whistleblowing / Drop sites
- The Guardian
- Independent Media Center
- The Intercept
- Filtrala, a Spanish whistleblowing initiative operated by Associated Whistleblowing Press
- Ljost, an Icelandic whistleblowing initiative operated by Associated Whistleblowing Press
- NawaatLeaks, an Arabic whistleblowing initiative operated by Nawaat
- New York Times
- The New Yorker
- WildLeaks, a wildlife-crime whistleblowing initiative operated by Elephant Action League
- Courage Foundation
- Freedom of the Press Foundation
- Front Line Defenders
- La Quadrature du Net
- Ahmia, hidden service for search
- Grams (defunct)
- Sci-Hub, search engine which bypasses paywalls to provide free access to scientific and academic research papers and articles
- The Pirate Bay
Social media and forums
- 8chan – an imageboard
- facebookcorewwwi.onion – Facebook
- The Hub
- The Daily Stormer - Neo-Nazi website
- Dark0de (defunct)
- HackBB (defunct)
- Tor Carding Forum (defunct)
- Russian Anonymous Marketplace (defunct)
- SecureDrop, a secure communications platform for use between journalists and sources. The first implementation was The New Yorker's Strongbox website.
- Tor2web, clearnet to hidden service software
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- "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
- "Command Line - Tor | Keybase Docs". keybase.io.
- "Encrypted Email Over Tor Setup - ProtonMail Support".
- "Riseup's Tor Hidden Services". https://riseup.net/en/tor: Riseup Networks. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
- Dingledine, R.; Mathewson, N.; Syverson, P. (2007). "Deploying Low-Latency Anonymity: Design Challenges and Social Factors" (PDF). IEEE Security & Privacy. 5 (5): 83–87. doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.108.
- Jordan, Tim (2008). "The Politics of Technology: Three Types of 'Hacktivism'". In Häyhtiö, Tapio; Rinne, Jarmo (eds.). Net Working/Networking: Citizen Initiated Internet Politics. University of Tampere. p. 267. ISBN 9789514474644.
- Oram, Andy (2001). Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 9780596001100.
- Ernesto (7 January 2016). "The Pirate Bay Switches on New .MS Domain". Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- Howell O'Neill, Patrick (4 August 2013). "An in-depth guide to Freedom Hosting, the engine of the Dark Net". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Gallagher, Sean (4 August 2013). "Alleged Tor hidden service operator busted for child porn distribution". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Ernesto (7 June 2016). "KickassTorrents Enters The Dark Web, Adds Official Tor Address". Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- "Dutch National Prosecution Service and police launch Hidden Service in global Darknet enforcement operation - Deep Dot Web". deepdotweb.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
- "CIA's Latest Layer: An Onion Site". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
- "Introducing DNS Resolver for Tor". Cloudflare. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
- "BBC News launches 'dark web' mirror". BBC News. 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
- "Deutsche Welle websites accessible via Tor-Protocol". Deutsche Welle. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
- "Radio Free Asia hosts secure mirror websites for Asian, Chinese audiences". USAGM. 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
- Sandvik, Runa (2018-04-26). "The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service". Medium. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
- "Telnet gateway". meta.wikimedia.org. Wikimedia Foundation. 1 April 2016. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- The Debian Project (Debian System Administrators) (30 July 2016). "DSA announces Debian static websites are now available as Onion services". twitter.com. Software in the Public Interest. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
DSA announces Debian static websites are now available as Onion services. The list of services may be found on https://onion.debian.org .
- "onion.debian.org". Debian Project, Software in the Public Interest. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- Richard Hartmann (25 August 2015). "Tor-enabled Debian mirror". richardhartmann.de. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016.
- "Qubes OS: A reasonably secure operating system".
- "Verification Assets §Whonix Sites". whonix.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "Datenschutz §Technical Information". whonix.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "A Guide to the Dark Web's Lighter Side". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
- "The Intercept Welcomes Whistleblowers". The Intercept. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
- "Tips". The New York Times. 2016-12-14. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
- Tor Project (20 Jan 2016). "Our friends La Quadrature Du Net now provide a #Tor onion service! lqdnwwwmaouokzmg.onion". twitter.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Un Garage (1 Jun 2017). "Reminder, LQDN sites are available on Tor: Searx: searchb5a7tmimez.onion Etherpad: lqdnpadpys4snom2.onion Website: lqdnwwwmaouokzmg.onion". twitter.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- ARIA, Pornhub (January 23, 2020). "Today we are announcing that we have made a mirror of Pornhub available on Tor!! pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion".
- Kan, Michael (January 23, 2020). "Pornhub Is Now Available as a Tor Site to Protect Users' Privacy". PCMag UK.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Cliqz Search as an Onion Service". Cliqz. December 5, 2019.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto (21 November 2015). "Sci-Hub, BookFi and LibGen Resurface After Being Shut Down". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
- Andy (31 December 2015). "Pirate Bay is Back to Square One After Months of Domain Hopping". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
The TOR/Onion address uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion should also be fine longer term but it’s hardly the most memorable set of digits for anyone to recall.
- Facebook (2014, October 31). Facebook Protect the Graph blog. Retrieved 31 October 2014
- Novak, Brennan. "Mailpile: e-mail that protects your privacy". mailpile.is.
- Strongbox Archived 2017-04-13 at the Wayback Machine. The New Yorker. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Biryukov, Alex; Pustogarov, Ivan; & Weinmann, Ralf-Philipp. (2013). Content and popularity analysis of Tor hidden services. ArXiv.org (Cornell University Library). Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Davidson, Amy. (2013, May 15). Introducing Strongbox. The New Yorker. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- Guide to Tor hidden services and elements of the Tor network at Wikibooks
- Media related to Tor hidden services at Wikimedia Commons
- Real-World Onion Sites on GitHub