Darane IV was the fourth planet in the Alpha Quadrant's Darane star system. Darane IV was originally home to a Cardassian slave camp which was liberated by the Bajorans, who established a colony there.
In 2371, the Hive selected Darane IV as a planet to be destroyed and scourged for resources. Despite resistance led by Minister Worin and Major Marel, the Hive destroyed Darane IV and killed its inhabitants. When the deaths of the colonists became known to the Hive, some mounted a resistance against the Hive Masters who ordered the destruction of Darane IV. (DS9 novel: Objective: Bajor)