Dark.Fail Introduces New Guidelines for Market Admins


In an effort to cut down on the use of phishing links and to simplify the verification of mirror addresses for darkweb marketplaces, Dark.fail issued new listing guidelines detailing the requirements for a verified status on Dark.fail. The new guidelines give markets one month to comply.

DarkDotFail, the administrator of dark.fail, contacted appropriate parties (and posted publicly on Dread and on dark.fail) with a list of changes required for a “verified” status on dark.fail. Dark.fail, one of the most popular darkweb resources since the seizure of DeepDotWeb, hosts the most popular list of onion service addresses as well as the service’s mirrors when applicable.

A Tweet by dark.fail Alerting Users of the Change

A Tweet by dark.fail Alerting Users of the Change

A standard such as the one proposed by DarkDotFail will ultimately increase overall security for the end user. Very few market admins will willingly let their market sit in the “unverified” section of the list. And the requirements, known as the Onion Mirror Guidelines, will force the use of a regularly updated and publicly accessible warrant canary alongside the mirror and PGP key verification.

Introduction

The message posted on Dread is below. A signed and formatted version is available at this link. Another copy is available on dark.fail.

Admins,

To reduce the impact of phishing and to ease automatic PGP verification of mirrors, dark.fail is now defining the Onion Mirror Guidelines. (“OMG”) Admins that implement this standard show a commitment to user safety by proving ownership of all URLs associated with their site, and by committing to regularly prove control of their PGP key.

Sites which do not implement these guidelines by Dec 1, 2019 will be marked as “unverified” on dark.fail and listed below all other sites.

DarkDotFail

The Guidelines

Onion Mirror Guidelines (“OMG”)

Version alpha

You must host these text files at all of your .onion URLs:

PGP Key

/pgp.txt - Required - HTTP 200 text/plain

Mirrors

/mirrors.txt - Required - HTTP 200 text/plain

Canary

/canary.txt - Required - HTTP 200 text/plain

/related.txt - Optional - HTTP 200 text/plain

The Dread Post - “Admins: Implement the Onion Mirror Guidelines to remain listed on dark.fail.”

Comments (10)

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the anon

bravo dark fail, bravo

Avaris

Avaris has added the text files to meet the new dark fail criteria.

avarisfeds

avaris is run by feds

clownworld

This is a great idea

3uronymou5

Seems the principal benefactor of all this is going to be perpetrator of the DDoS attacks. Correct me if I am wrong, but this doesn’t appear to be too well thought out. JMO :/

AVARIS is LE

Avaris is known to be compromised by European LE

Poppytree

DarkDotFail is putting his foot down, HARD, and a hearty Cheers! to the man and the next round is on me, who knows, maybe one day we could do it in person but that defeats the purpose of course so I will just say thank you Sir!

Poppytree

Also if not known yet Agartha is filled to the brim with scammers all working together to fake reviews, ratings, etc, a rats nest if I have ever seen one. Regards to all the honest ones out there - Poppytree (I am around if you look for me)

Darknetstats

Removed for obvious FUD spreading

jonj

Agartha market still got legit vendors such as HIGHWAY, i have ordered from him 3 times and all the 3 time i received my package. cheers