about darknet stats

Updated July 27th, 2019

This page provides a short introduction and insight about DarknetStats.

Some of you may already know a lot about our website, but most of you probably don’t. Here are some things you should know about us:

  • We are a team that gathers information and educates the public on everything related to the dark net.
  • Not all of us are native English speakers, so we apologize for any spelling or grammatical errors in our posts and articles.
  • This site is a hobby of ours.
  • We established Darknetstats in the wake of our beloved deepdotweb being taken down by authorities, for allegedly making commission through referral links to various darknet markets. Our aim is to make information about dark net markets accessible to everyone, as well as making the dark net safer by reporting on security risks, scams and operations conducted by law enforcement. By providing accurate and reliable information, we are able to accumulate a huge readership, reaching hundreds of thousands of unique visitors within the first 2 or 3 months of this site’s existence. Our success is the best possible and perfectly legal revenge we could have against the people who busted deepdotweb.
  • We have extensive knowledge and experience with the different dark net and fraud communities we gather our information from. For example, we knew about the first Silk Road for almost 2 years before it was shut down.
  • We do not favor one market over another, the only thing we care about is what happens on in the various markets—the conduct of the buyers, sellers, administrators, moderators, and anyone else on every market. We strive to always maintain honest and accurate information; we do not wish to harm our readers by directing them to scam sites or by giving them false information.
  • We have helped journalists before and will happily do so again. So, if you think we can help with anything, do not hesitate to contact us. We will NEVER request money or lay out any conditions for our help. We provide our services for free and will continue to for as long as we are able.
  • We do not make money from this project! Yes, we do have some ads on the site to help pay for hosting costs and programming work. However, the time, effort, and money we put into this site costs us significantly more than we earn from the site. Not that this bothers us though, we do this because we enjoy it!
  • Our most popular page on the site is a list of hidden marketplaces.
    Please note that we will NEVER take any money to add, remove, or change the status of the sites on the list—every site gets the status it deserves.

Thank you for visiting our site, we hope to continue providing reliable information about the dark net markets for the foreseeable future.

Be safe,
Darknetstats.com Team
Contact: Contact us page

Email: [email protected]

Our PGP Key can be found here



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