There has not been much consideration of the governance of the deep Web and the dark Web. The term deep Web is used to denote a class of content on the Internet that, for various technical reasons, is not indexed by search engines. The dark Web is a part of the deep Web that has been intentionally hidden and is inaccessible through standard Web browsers. The deep Web has the potential to host an increasingly high number of malicious services and activities. To formulate comprehensive strategies and policies for governing the Internet, it is important to consider insights on its farthest reaches — the deep Web and, more importantly, the dark Web.
The paper endeavors to provide a broader understanding of the dark Web and its impact on people lives.