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You might remember my post about the Dark Web that I posted here, 9 months ago, well now I will talk more in depth about the iceberg of the internet, although if you have not read my post, you can read it via following the link above for further explanation.

Surface Web

This is all the websites that are indexed by search engines, being Google and Yahoo for example, but is only 4% of the internet.

Deep/Dark Web

I did say this in my other post: “The Dark Web refers to the web pages that are not indexed by search engines like Google or Bing, but I think a more accurate description is the collection of sites that are anonymised (usually having a .onion domain). The best metaphor of the Dark Web is that the internet you know (indexed by search engines), is only the tip of the iceberg, whilst the Dark Web is the rest, some sites estimate it to be 500 times larger than the normal web, and some stating 5000 times larger”.

However, there can be considered a few layers of the dark side of the internet, which I will list:


These are web pages that cannot be found through search engines, although only due to the fact that there is a gateway (a login screen, which crawlers, sent by search engine providers let out, cannot bypass). This could be anything from academic information, government resources or conference proceedings.


These will be popular anonymised sites, usually ending in a “.onion” web address, some being the Hidden Wiki, where users can find a list of a few “.onion” addresses in categories, and Pirate Bay, which is infamous for illegally downloadable content.


These are harder anonymised sites to find, where there’s a variety of illegal content. which can often be very disturbing, although not as much as the next one, in easiness to access as well as disturbing. If you access these sites only via the desktop version of TOR, then it is likely you can be hacked and traced down, it has happened before which you can find online, but to avoid this you will want Tails OS (a version of Linux which had secuirty in mind when it was being created, as well as has TOR built in).

Fourth: Red Rooms

Now you should never try to access a red room, although it is very hard to in the first place, if you do find one, you’d either have to be a very good hacker, or have a sum of money (in Bitcoins), to access. Then when you do, you’ll will very likely be creeped out, since a red room is similar to a live game show on the internet (although n0t filmed professionally), where the end goal is for the player (who either would be enslaved, or kiddnapped) will die. The watchers will request actions that will be taken to the unfortunate soul to be in the game, until the game finally ends, with the person/s dead.

Fifth: Miranas Web (Myth)

Miranas Web is only a myth, which is named after Mariana’s Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean. That is why it is at the bottom of this list, since it’s the surposed deepest part of the internet.

There are many theories on what it contains, some say; “the darkest secrets humanity has in its history”, “the secret location of Atlantis”, “the Vatican secret archives,” or a “database of archives belonging to the most powerful intelligence agencies on Earth”, although a more interesting theory is that it is a A.I. (artificial intelligence).

Although either way, whatever it contains, it’s only surposedly possible to access it through quantum computers, that are not fully developed yet never mind publically avaible, but Google has made great strides in the technology so far.