HTTPS Everywhere rulesets for hidden services and eepsites.
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Darkweb Rulesets

Begin note:

This plugin is not up to date. Also with the coming mandatory extension signing in Firefox 42, this plugin can be consider finished. :(

If you still want the rules, they can be found in the rules/ directory. This is also where we will be adding any new HTTPS-Everywhere rulesets.

Maybe one day these rules can be shipped with the tor browser bundle wink wink.

The good news is that verifying services is still going! The tor verification file and i2p verification file should be vaild for the forseeable future.

You can still manually use these rules by placing the rules in rules/ into Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/HTTPSEverywhereUserRules.

End note

Darkweb-Everywhere is a fork of HTTPS Everywhere that in addition to the normal HTTPS Everywhere functionality, will redirect you to the hidden service equvalent of a website if present. For this extention to work, you should be using installing it inside the Tor Browser Bundle.

An example of a hidden service redirect would be:

Why is this needed?

Due to the way Tor works, when you connect to sites which are not hidden services you must connect through an exit node. This exit node is able to see which sites are being connected to. By having the hidden service loaded instead of the clearnet URL, you make your entire connection without leaving the Tor network.

A good explanation of what Tor hidden services are and how they work can be found here.

How can I trust you?

In the files doc/ and doc/ you can find the source where each address is documented. If there is no proof for the address, the rule will stay under unverified-rules folder until proper documentation is found. The code and commit history are also freely available for anyone to audit.

If you see any discrepancies please make it known by filing an issue.


Disclaimer: Before proceeding, be sure you understand the issues associated with darkweb-everywhere and you are willing to take the risk.

  1. If you haven't already, download the Tor Browser Bundle
  2. Start up the Tor Browser Bundle
  3. Download the extension
  4. Drag the downloaded extension into the Tor Browser Bundle's Addons page.


Before you begin, make sure you check out HTTPSEverywhere's excellent guide on how to write rulesets.

  1. Find a site with a dual setup.
  2. Find evidence that the hidden service is hosted, or endorsed by the correct people.
  3. Add your evidence to doc/ or doc/
  4. Write your ruleset, and place it in rules/. Prefix the name of the file with onion- or eepsite-.
  5. Test twice.
  6. Commit and push.

For Rulesets

Make sure to append "Onion" or "Eepsite" to the name in the ruleset, depending on which network the site is hosted on. This is so there are no potential conflicts with existing rules.

For example:

  • <ruleset name="Example Onion"/>
  • <ruleset name="Example Eepsite"/>

Be sure to save the file with an onion- or eepsite- prefix.

For Evidence

In order to make sure all of the clearnet to hidden mappings are correct, proper evidence is required. Proper evidence can consist of:

  • A link on the clearnet site.
  • A tag in the HTML similar to <link rel="x-tor-hidden-service" href="sweetsite.onion">.
  • A signed email from the owner of the site saying it is real.
  • A link on Twitter by the verified site owner saying so.

The above is not exhaustive or absolute. Many other methods can be accepted, assuming they are reasonable to the maintainers. If there is no definitive proof, the site is down, or if the rule is for i2p, the rule should be set to default to off with the tag default_off="" with an appropriate reason in double quotes. If possible, please give a brief reason as to why the rule is disabled.

If the rule cannot be verified, please place the .xml file in the unverified-rules folder. The reason for this is to actively discourage users from using those rulesets.


This extension should be considered experimental, and should not be used if security and anonymity are your primary concerns. Modifying the Tor Browser is not encouraged by The Tor Project and should be done only by users who know what they are doing.

The developers do not vouch for, endorse, approve, disapprove, or renounce of any of these sites. These are supplied for our users, so that they have more privacy.

Darkweb-everywhere, the extension, and the developers of darkweb-everywhere are not affiliated with the EFF in any way, shape or form. (Although we love everything they are doing!)

Thank you!

A BIG thank you to the EFF and all the many contributors to HTTPS Everywhere Another BIG thank you to The Tor Project and all the contributors that help with Tor. Without either of these two organizations, darkweb-everywhere would not exist.

Thanks to bee(!!!) and fortasse for the original ideas that lead to this extension

Thank you to those who have contributed rules, code, and even suggestions to us.

And finally, thank you for using this software!