The North Korean Internet – What’s Really On It?


North Korea’s internet access for its citizens is restricted, but it does have some websites available to people outside of the DPRK. On Tuesday, a list was revealed – and there are less than 30 websites on it. 

It was revealed by an engineer in the US – mostly propaganda and some ministry and tourism stuff, but there are also some recipes and films in there. All North Korean, of course.

Their main Domain Name System received repeated requests for access to all of the country’s internet domains by the engineer, and the server is meant to reject them. However it obliged, probably by mistake, on Tuesday, and the list was posted on Reddit. The sites were already known to analysts of North Korea but nobody knew the extent of their online presence. Click through to find out more about North Korea’s websites.

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