How to Access .onion Sites? (Tor Websites) – Websites on the Tor Browser aren’t like ordinary websites you are seeing everyday on the clear net. There websites end in .onion domain name and point to the dark or deep web.
WARNING: Most of the web sites on the Tor Network are scams and contain a lot of illegal materials. Browse safely and use our guides and links.
What is a .onion Site?
According to Wikipedia .onion is a special-use top level domain suffix designating an anonymous onion service (also know as Hidden Service) reachable via the Tor Network. Such addresses are not actual DNS names, and the .onion TLD is not in the Internet DNS root, but with the appropriate proxy software installed internet programs such as web browsers can access sites with .onion addresses by sending the request through the Tor Network.
Tor Network is partially funded by US Government and is primarily designed to help people from being censored or monitored while on the internet. When you connect to the Tor your IP address is going through nodes in the Tor Network thus anonymizing your internet activity as shown in the picture below.
How to Access .onion Sites?
In order to access .onion websites you will need a software called Tor Browser. Download Tor Browser from the Official Tor Project website.
Install and double click on the desktop icon to launch it. Once there, you can type .onion address in the search bar.
For this example you can use our top Tor websites that can’t be found on Google which can be found here
NOTE: Make sure you have your Java Script disabled while browsing through Tor for double security. Always be safe and use other advanced techniques of anonymity like PGP and VPN.