back to article Monsters defeated in quest to free .onion from clutches of DNS-snooping demons

Big steps were taken this week to get The Onion Router (Tor) project's .onion names out of DNS – and away from prying eyes. Tor helps cloak people's identities online by routing their connections through multiple nodes to internal hidden services, or out to the wider internet via exit relays. Tor is used by all sorts of people …

  1. Graham Marsden
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    A pleasant surprise...

    ... they're not charging $100,000 for the domain suffix!


    One day the whole web will be Tor.

    It can't come too soon if you ask me.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Will it still be possible to Google the web then ?

      Not necessarily using Google of course, I'm describing the search, not the engine.

      If I understand correctly, .onion domain names are, in effect, public/private key definitions. Any search engine will have to have all the keys to access the domains it wants to search.

      Kind of defeats the purpose then, doesn't it ?

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