We were under no illusion that the people of North Korea spend their days scrolling through Reddit and Twitter.
But now a major slip up has revealed the true extent of their internet access.
On 19 September techies at GitHub noticed that North Korea’s top level nameservers had been accidentally configured to allow global DNS zone transfers, meaning the rest of us could finally see what internet in the secretive country is really like.
1. Air Koryo
A flight ticket website for domestic and international travel.
A news website with Korean, English, Spanish and Japanese language news from the state-run news agency.
Website of North Korea’s state insurer.
Culinary website with recipes.
A travel and tourism company for young people.
It was believed that Friend was a social media platform, similar to Facebook.
Naenara is the closest that North Korea comes to having an ‘official’ multi-language government website in English.
It has an overview of the country, and lots of news articles from Pyongyang’s Computer Centre. You can also download ebooks and tourist information.
According to North Korea Tech it is a Pyongyang Broadcasting Station: a Korean-language radio station targeted at nearby countries.
A list of maritime laws for waterways in North Korea.
10. Korea Tourism
The official website of the North Korean Tourism board.
An education website for both school and adult education courses.
Website of North Korea’s Korea Education Fund, to increase the quality of education.
The website for the Pyongyang International film festival, KorFilms, and promoting North Korean culture.
Website of North Korea’s Elderly Care Fund - a charity.
The website for the university in Pyongyang.
Home page of the newspaper of the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea and a section on the ‘Supreme Leader’s Upcoming Activities’. Click here to see a user friendly version.
17. Sports Chosun
A website for coverage of sporting events in North Korea, features some coverage of the Olympics in Rio 2016.
18. Voice Of Korea
An international shortwave broadcaster, distributing news and bulletins.