Many of the most popular onion link resources that I’ve shared here in the past, such as Fresh Onions, are no longer active, but fear not! There are quite a few new link lists popping up on both the clearnet and dark web, and given that many of you are quarantined right now, this is the perfect thing to share.
On previous posts, I had mentioned dark.fail, which is a site that monitors the online status of a few onion links. Some of these are darknet markets, but it includes several others, like the BBC (http://bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion), Deutsche Welle (http://dwnewsvdyyiamwnp.onion), and even Pornhub (http://pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion).
If a site on dark.fail has a green dot next to it, it’s online. The lighter the color of the dot, the slower the connection the site has (and thus the greater the likelihood that it’s offline).
A site that I had not mentioned in earlier posts is OnionTree, which is available from the clearnet and is a repository of PGP-verified onion services. As opposed to a site like Fresh Onions, OnionTree makes an effort to remain scam- and phishing-free through not just the PGP keys, but also fingerprint IDs and official user IDs of the site owners.
Beyond just marketplaces, OnionTree also shares sites like Comic Book Library (http://r6rfy5zlifbsiiym.onion), Cryptostorm (http://stormwayszuh4juycoy4kwoww5gvcu2c4tdtpkup667pdwe4qenzwayd.onion), DEFCON (http://g7ejphhubv5idbbu3hb3wawrs5adw7tkx7yjabnf65xtzztgg4hcsqqd.onion), and HackTown (http://hacktownpagdenbb.onion).
As of right now, the closest link list that I’ve found to Fresh Onions (which I’d also mentioned in previous posts) is Tor66. While it may not have the fun look of Fresh Onions, it serves a similar purpose – it has a search engine, as well as a “fresh onions” section: http://tor66sezptuu2nta.onion/fresh. In addition, it has a “random onions” section, in which it lists 10 random onion sites.
To boot, Tor66 has a random .onion button, which is similar to the one that paraZite used to have (though its onion site is no longer online). Speaking of which, I had noticed a while back that in the search terms used to find this blog, someone searched for “underdir rip,” implying that the link list UnderDir was no longer online. As a matter of fact, it is online, at http://underdj5ziov3ic7.onion, though this may not be the original link.
As you can see, UnderDir is sorted into categories, like “Adult,” “Business,” etc., but like other link lists, it probably contains numerous scams, so keep that in mind. The categories that aren’t pictured in the screenshot are “Social,” ‘Technology,” “Gambling,” and “Other.” Plus, it appears that anyone who registers for the site can add links, so that increases the possibility that there are scams and who knows what else.
There are probably other link lists as well, but these are some of the best that come to mind at this time. If you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comments. Have fun exploring the dark web, as always!