One of North Korea’s many secrets is the structure of its internet, which is not only tightly controlled by the government, but also inaccessible to foreigners.
That last part changed Monday, when someone in North Korea made an apparent error, allowing anyone to access the country’s top level DNS data. This revealed the list of web domain names residing on the country’s top level domain, .kp.
The folks working on a Github project accessed the data and discovered that there are just 28 sites there.
These web domains are mostly accessible from other parts of the world (albeit likely unbearably slow to open) — but this appears to be the first time that someone outside the secretive state has published a full list of them. Read more…