clearnet - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Clearnet is a term used to describe the standard and regulated internet.

It is used as a objecting word to the terms Dark Web and Darknet and is often used by individuals who use these private internet platforms.

The term is meant to apply to the unencrypted internet or any public network that does not use Darknet or Tor. The actual term refers to the fact that the traditional internet has low levels of anonymity - your actions are quite clear and transparent, as opposed to the secretive and opaque nature of the Dark Web and Deep Web.