I’ve had several people ask me recently about the site Fresh Onions. From what I can tell, it appears to be down permanently (though I’m not positive that that’s the case).
So, those of you who used it are probably wondering if there’s an alternative. As of yet, I haven’t come across anything that’s updated as often, although there are other Tor link lists.
Today, I happened to find a link site that I hadn’t used before, called “Dark Dir,” at http://n37hhelbuq3qsn22.onion. There was another site by this name, so this may just be their newest site. [NOTE: Last I checked this site was down; it may be permanent.]
Like many of the other link lists, it’s sorted into categories, such as “Search Engines,” “Wikis,” “Financial Services,” “Commercial Services,” and “Drugs.” I have no information on whether or not these links are scams, but take everything you see with a healthy dose of skepticism. That’s a good general rule for the dark web as a whole.
I’ve also mentioned a site on several other blog posts called “Welcome to Dark Web Links & More!” While its main link list (http://jdpskjmgy6kk4urv.onion) doesn’t appear to have been updated in a while, the site also has an affiliated search engine, at http://bznjtqphs2lp4xdd.onion/.
As on the other Tor search engines, you may not necessarily find what you’re looking for, but it’s possible that in that case, it may not exist! It’s interesting to note that this search engine not only searches Tor but the clearnet as well; you never know what you might find!
I also came across a site called TorLinks, which, like Dark Dir, has quite a few links sorted into different categories, such as “Services,” “Financial Services,” “Drugs,” “Physical Goods,” and “Digital Goods.”
Besides these, one that I know of is Daniel Winzen’s Onion Site, which is at http://tt3j2x4kugzbf2el.onion. As a matter of fact, if you don’t have access to Tor, Mr. Winzen has a clearnet mirror at https://danwin1210.me/.
Like the other lists I’ve mentioned here, his are sorted into categories, like “Adult/Porn,” “Autodetected/Scam,” “Communication/Social,” “Cryptocurrencies,” “Forums,” “Libraries/Wikis,” and “Link Lists.” As on any other link list, there’s a high possibility that what you see could be scams – so like Mr. Winzen, I’m not responsible if you get scammed.
There’s also a site called OnionSoup, which has both clearnet and Tor addresses: https://nekhbet.com/links.shtml or http://soupso3la22ltl3.onion. The onion link says it was last updated on 10/15/18, so some of the links may be down, but it’s worth a try.
As of yet, these are the best ones that I’ve found. I imagine that, if Fresh Onions doesn’t make a return, someone else will probably develop a similar crawler at some point.
In the meantime, do the things the old-fashioned way: hunt around and see what you can find. It’s like a treasure hunt, right?
P.S. If one of you comes across a better list that I didn’t share here, please share in the comments.