But just out of plain sight, accessible only through certain browsers, is an internet wasteland, an underbelly to the web where old websites go to die.
Because this part of the web is difficult to access, it has become a hub of vile and illegal activity, the Internet's subconscious.
A popular social networking site was abuzz about the "deep web," this seemingly mythical internet underworld supposedly filled with drug lords, pedophiles, hackers and hit men.
I spent much of my evening reading blogs and forums that explained that the websites that are searchable by search engines such as Google make up just 1% of the content on the Internet.
The people trying to hide on the Dark Web occasionally open doors that let the light come flooding in, bump in to the person chasing them or accidentally annoy organisations that happen to own very powerful torches.
Yup, there are in fact many ways to get busted on the Dark Web.
Rakesh Krishnan is a Trainee Security and Technology Writer at The Hacker News (THN).