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The Hidden Wiki may be the name utilized by several censorship-resistant wikis operating as Tor hidden services that anybody can anonymously edit once you have registered on the website. The primary page works as a list of links with other .onion sites.

The very first Hidden Wiki was operated with the .onion pseudo top-level domain which may be utilized only by utilizing Tor or perhaps a Tor gateway. Its primary page provided a residential area-maintained link directory with other hidden services, including links claiming to provide money washing, contract killing, cyber-attacks services, contraband chemicals, and explosive device making. All of those other wiki was basically uncensored too as well as offered links to sites hosting child pornography and abuse images.

The first reference to the hidden wiki comes from 2007 if this was found at 6sxoyfb3h2nvok2d.onion.

A common iteration from the Hidden Wiki began a while before October 2011, visiting prominence using its associations with illegal content.

Sooner or later just before August 2013, the website was located on Freedom Hosting.

In March 2014 the website and it is kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion domain was hacked and redirected to Doxbin. After this event, the information started to become mirrored to more locations. During Operation Onymous in November 2014, after its Bulgarian hosting was compromised, the website offered a note from police force.

There are many .onion websites hosting mirrors and forks from the Hidden Wiki, as a result there’s no more a single official Hidden Wiki. Most are located for ease of access reasons, because of frequent downtime and instability from the primary wiki, while some were launched to be able to filter links to child pornography.