Knowledge Base / How to create a vanity v3 Tor .onion web address on WIndows

This tutorial will show you how to create a vanity v3 tor onion web address and generate a public key and private key of the customized vanity v3 tor onion web address on windows, using mkp224o.

Downloading mkp224o

To download mkp224o, you can download it in Github. This software should compile in UNIX-like platform, or build under cygwin. If you are building this software using cygwin, please checkout our previous guide on how to build Eschalot using cygwin on windows environment. Fortunately, the author of this software has already built the software, it is not required to build the software using cygwin and you can download the assets of the mkp224o v1.3.0 version to have the built version.

Using mkp224o

To use the software, you will have to open the windows command prompt, navigate to the main directory of the software. Execute the mkp224o.exe to get the software guide of how to generate the vanity v3 onion web address.

The below command execute the software, to generate a vanity v3 onion web address starting with "foo". The flag "-y" turns the output to YAML format. The flag "-n 1" specifies to generate 1 public and private key only.

mkp224o.exe ^foo -y -n 1

After executing the command, you can see there's one public key and private key generated from the command prompt. Both keys are required to install the vanity v3 onion web address.

Installing customized onion web address

After generating a customized onion web address, You'll have to copy the public key and private key, and these keys are used to install the customized onion web address to your hosting in OnionLand Hosting.

If you plan to install vanity v3 onion web address for the existing hosting, you can click the "Service Domain" for your existing hosting, and add the vanity v3 onion web address with public + private key. Copy the public key and private key to the page and the installation is completed.