Get a censor-proof completely anonymous web service on the dark web in 15 minutes or your money back!

Your very own .onion address.

Why would you want this? Well, the New York Times has one, (good for getting around that pesky NYTimes paywall). Also handy if you want to publish information that is vulnerable to censorship.

What you need:

  1. An Internet connection.
  2. A Linux server.
  3. The Tor browser (for testing).

What to do:

  1. Follow the instructions at Tor Project: Set up your Onion service.
  2. OK that's pretty much it. Keep the server running and your .onion service will be routed through the Tor network.

Basically it's:

# In Ubuntu Server as root

apt install tor
apt install nginx # Web server
vim /etc/tor/torrc # Uncomment HiddenServiceDir and HiddenServicePort
systemctl restart tor
cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname # Your .onion address

# Visit your .onion address in the Tor browser

And one more thing...

You can brute-force a vanity Onion address using mkp224o.