We are Darknet Solutions. We build & host darknet (TOR) sites, and we've been around the darknet for over 2 years! What an interesting journey it has been, AMA!
Bio: We started just over 2 years ago designing websites for clients and hosting it on Freedom Hosting. After FH went down (for good reasons) many parts of the darknet were left void, but there were plenty of people that still had their RSA keys. So, we contacted who we could about their sites and sure enough a few of them were interested.
We slowly built up our services offered and team to what we have today. We run a .onion server to host our clients sites, offer design and mockup services for vendor and markets, and we even have our part in designing some upcoming darknet markets and resources.
We just started offering our services to the public without a referral 2 weeks ago, and since then have established a clearnet site for customers that don't want to get on TOR (even though they want a TOR site - yes, this happens quite often).
We've done everything except build an entire public market from scratch - we have built some private markets, dozens of vendor sites, existing marketplace additions or features as well as optimization, and many of the darknet resources you'll find on /r/onions.
Over the last 2 years we have saw drama and mystery and suspicious like no media outlet could offer.
Stories of corruption, stories of murder (attempted), stories of over $100,000,000 USd being stolen and never found, stories of people simply disappearing.
The last 2 years of the darknets fight with (mostly) the US government, NSA spying, TOR breaches and zero-day exploits, and even some illegal and dirty work by our own FBI to shut down the largest online blackmarket under very suspicious conditions, at points blatantly lying to the public.
We're not here to rant about politics or markets or any thing specific, we'd just like to share what we have learned over the last 2+ years of wandering the darknet.
And by we, it's a three person team, all of which have been together long before our interest in the darknet.
EDIT We didn't think about it, but for team member specific questions here's an anonymous reference:
Adam - Admin/Client Relations
Brian - Web Design & Mockups
Chris - Backend Coding & Hosting
UPDATE: Logging off for a few hours, I'll be back on later today.
UPDATE: We're Back!