Meaning of darknet in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɑːknɛt/


  • A computer network with restricted access that is used chiefly for illegal peer-to-peer file sharing.

    ‘That "darknet" has continued to evolve, with its greatest number of implementations being in the civilian sector.’
    • ‘Although you might see a spike in traffic where a darknet is operating, you won't be able to see inside the encrypted packets.’
    • ‘The best means of competing with the "darknet" distribution network is on its own terms of convenience and low cost.’
    • ‘When analysts announced in June that file sharing had dropped dramatically on the Internet, they could have explained the decrease in terms of the amount of darknet file sharing underway.’
    • ‘There is evidence that the darknet will continue to exist and provide low cost, high-quality service to a large group of consumers.’