On 20th of September, TechCrunch revealed that 28 pages were opened for everyone to see and experience.

28 Pages opened from North Korea is now fully On-Line revealed
The websites that are controlled by the government of North Korea, and the only sites that its citizens have access to, is suddenly made available to Internet users worldwide, after the TechCrunch describes as a miss.

If there is a real miss, or if North Korea deliberately opened up, is difficult to know, as it so often is with North Korean relationship.

Only available for North Koreas realtively Few Internet users
The 28 sites that are available for the country’s relatively few Internet users, is now available for the rest of the world to see. However, some of the sites have been locked already.

Late last night (Pacific time, anyway), Uber app security engineer Matthew Bryant noticed that North Korea had set itself to allow domain administrators to request a list of its national top-level domains. Bryant had set up a script to watch for this kind of thing — he wasn’t just sitting there hitting refresh.

The list was automatically copied over, and Bryant put it online on GitHub. It didn’t take long, either: There are a whopping 28 .KP domains registered.

Was this a huge bug or did North Korea actually want people to see their website? Interesting news for sure. But to even take you further into this locked country with strict Internet rules. North Korea also announced on 24th of August that The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has announced a new Netflix-style on-demand streaming service. It’s called Manbang on TechCrunch.

For further info about about Manbang, you can check out more info about this IPTV service for very few North Koreans here and here.

Map of North Korea

Joakim Teig