Introduction to Darknet

The Darknet is a component of the Deep Web that is shielded from casual web surfing by systems such as TOR and Freenet. 

When speaking of sites on the Darknet people generally are talking about TOR Services. TOR Services allow you to create your own webserver and have it accessible only from users of TOR. 

TOR Services look like http://xizazy2kz32bo3ko.onion and are not routable on the standard Internet.

The key components of the Darknet are:

Uses standard Internet Technologies

Requires a Special Client to Access the Network

Anonymity for both Client and Server is maintained

For more information:

The Hidden Internet - Exploring the Deep Web

Take a journey into what experts call " The Deep Web". This video, found on Youtube, will show you what the term means and how to get there ... and give you a little description of what you might find.

The Deep Web : Digging Deeper

How many of those deep web individuals claiming to do crimes on command are the real thing (and how many are just trolls)? What is the value of the deep net and anonym zing software in authoritarian states?