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Yeah, users also host the site. If by any chance the site is deleted, they can redownload it.
However, in this case a hacker can read user's private data - but I'm quite sure that's possible everywhere.
How ZeroID works is:
There is a server (don't remember the URL) somewhere in ClearNet (internet). When a user wants to register a new acount, he generates a public-private key pair. Now he sends a request to the server: "I want to registrer nick '...' with public key '...'" The server now checks that the nick is correct (e.g. it hasn't been used yet), and if everything is correct, saves that to "users.json" file in zeroid.bit, publishes it and others receive this file. Now if someone wants to check whether some public key is really associated with some nick, he can compare these two strings in "users.json". Easy-peasy.