[tor-talk] "Hidden Services" vs "Onion services"

Mike Tigas mike at tig.as
Thu Nov 13 17:26:16 UTC 2014

I already often refer to www hidden services as “onion sites” when
introducing people to Tor, since that coincides with the one
user-facing attribute they have: the .onion TLD. Much less jargony for
non-technical users, and (as already noted) less ambiguous about what
exactly is "hidden".

Still not sure how I feel about non-www hidden services. For XMPP,
IRC, SSH, and other uses, I still generally say "hidden service".

But +1 for "onion site" or something like it.

Mike Tigas
News Applications Developer, ProPublica
@mtigas | https://mike.tig.as/ | 0x6E0E9923

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