The last couple of weeks have been an especially trying time for the largest active darknet site, Agora Marketplace and its large swathe of users. Since coming under the denial-of-service attack some weeks back, the site has experienced protracted downtimes that have kept many of its users on edge. The latest downtime began early last week.
Agora admins, on April 17, stated that they were fairly certain that the site would be up and running by the close of April 19, UTC time, which would be about a week since the site first became inaccessible. Although the admins had been working around the clock to ensure that Agora Marketplace services were restored as soon as possible, it took them until 17 April to determine just how long it would take to get the site running normally again.
Prior to that, it was not clear how long the downtime was going to last, at least according to an update on Agora forums by the site’s admin on April 15. In fact, at this point in time, the darknet site was still investigating just what the reason for the downtime was. The admins were also keen to point out that safety would be a priority while trying to get the daktnet site’s services back online.
Actually, despite the assurances that the online marketplace was working on resolving the downtime issue, the admins emphasized their commitment to security and safety of the site and its users. Agora admins even admitted that these factors would precede things like site availability, a stance that the admin was not going to compromise on just to appease impatient site users.
The admins also assured users that their money was safe, since Agora Marketplace has in place several backup systems to ensure that critical information remains safe. At the moment, Agora Marketplace is back online.