How are .onion domains purchased, sold and managed?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrsir2009, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Most standard domains can be purchased through domain sellers such as GoDaddy, but obviously some cannot be purchased this way: .mil, .gov, .edu and .onion. Now the former three are obviously managed by the government, but how are .onion domains managed, bought and sold? They are not used only by authorities, so who manages the sales of them?

    Thank you very much :)
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    .onion isn't a real top-level domain, it's used for addresses within the Tor proxy system.
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Ah, I see - So all the websites on the Tor network automatically end with ".onion", so the address of a webpage on the Tor network is just the numbers/letters before the ".onion" part?
     

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