North Korea Only Has 28 Websites

Mental Floss- Like many aspects of North Korean life, internet in the totalitarian state is kept hidden from outsiders. That was until recently, when the country’s list of registered domain names was accidentally leaked to the rest of the world. More surprising than the content of the North Korean web is the number of sites: As Gizmodo reports, a grand total of 28 domains were uncovered. The leak came after an engineer in the U.S. sent North Korea an automated request to access all of the domains in their main Domain Name System (DNS) server. The server is normally programmed to reject such a request, but this time something went wrong and access was granted. The list of domains was posted to GitHub, and then to Reddit on September 19. Many of the websites have since been taken down, but plenty of screenshots were saved from the leak. As you can see below, the North Korean internet includes websites dedicated to news, charity, film, education, sports, food, and even social networking.

Mental Floss- Like many aspects of North Korean life, internet in the totalitarian state is kept hidden from outsiders. That was until recently, when the country’s list of registered domain names was accidentally leaked to the rest of the world. More surprising than the content of the North Korean web is the number of sites: As Gizmodo reports, a grand total of 28 domains were uncovered.
The leak came after an engineer in the U.S. sent North Korea an automated request to access all of the domains in their main Domain Name System (DNS) server. The server is normally programmed to reject such a request, but this time something went wrong and access was granted. The list of domains was posted to GitHub, and then to Reddit on September 19.
Many of the websites have since been taken down, but plenty of screenshots were saved from the leak. As you can see below, the North Korean internet includes websites dedicated to news, charity, film, education, sports, food, and even social networking. North Korea’s internet still remains a mystery to most people within the country’s borders. According to ABC News, computers are only accessible to select citizens like university students and government employees. This means that only about 10,000 to 20,000 residents out of North Korea’s population of 25 million are connected to the web.

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TWENTY EIGHT websites total. If you were to try to explain the concept of the world wide web to someone, you would probably describe it as endless amounts of information gathered all over the world. It’s a place for entertainment, news, a place to talk to friends you haven’t seen in decades. The internet is a wonderful thing. It makes people laugh and even orgasm. Lots of people orgasm from it. Now imagine all of that going away. Imagine being privileged enough to own a great piece of technology called a computer but using it to only know about your old ass dictator President, Kim Jun Un. What is the point of that? Im pretty sure in North Korea the only thing you are allowed to do is learn about Kim Jung Un, hate South Korea and every nation not controlled by the supreme leader, and starve. That’s it.

Wild man. I think I officially can’t define North Koreans as humans anymore. What is it that’s defined mankind and humanity for the past decade? Its the fact that we strive for more in life. We want food that doesn’t taste gross? We harness the power of fire to grill up some bomb ass cheese burgers. You want to travel to a destination but tired of using your feet? Oh I don’t know domesticate horses to travel, shovel coal to move a 10 thousand pound locomotive, intricate science concepts such as the combustion engine to travel to McDonalds in under 5 minutes. Human’s did that. Mankind did it. We had a natural thirst for wanting more in life. North Korea doesn’t have there. No pioneers in that brain washed country. No thirst for more knowledge beyond the walls of 28 web pages, none of which is porn or this site, mind you. It’s what has separated humans from animals. Sure in this case the animal in the metaphor probably has access to megaton nukes potentially, but I wouldn’t be intimidated by a little fox scurrying around in the woods so i definitely wont be afraid of North Korea.

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