Is it possible to block sites on the darknet?

Roskomnadzor cannot block sites on the Tor network also because there is no one to issue prescriptions: there is no DNS, there is no registrar, there is no resource owner. In the case of I2P and similar services, this is simply technically impossible: even if they are blocked, new ones will immediately appear. The most radical option is an analogue of the Chinese firewall: with its help, many foreign resources were blocked in the country.

There is also DPI technology for deep analysis and filtering of traffic packets [5]. It is very expensive to implement, but if it is done, providers will be able to recognize and block all suspicious traffic. But then users will simply switch to I2P, and then somewhere else, and all the resources spent will be wasted.

What awaits the darknet in the future?

Artur Khachuyan is sure: “The main problem of the XXI century is freedom of speech. Even the US president can’t speak freely now — I don’t want to evaluate his words now, but in fact, first he was cut out of Twitter, then from other social networks. That is, today you cannot make a free media: you will either be cut off from content distribution platforms — YouTube, VKontakte, it doesn’t matter — or, if it is a site, it will be blocked. The domain will be disabled, IP addresses will be banned, and conditional Amazon will disconnect you from its servers.

That is why networks like I2P are developing so actively now. All an independent media outlet needs to do now is to explain to readers for a year that they need to install an I2P client with a distributed DNS that cannot be blocked. Therefore, the volume of such networks will only grow.”