North Korea Has Grand Total Of 28 .KP Domain Names

By September 21, 2016 Registry No Comments

The secretive hermit kingdom of North Korea secretly let slip the country has the grand total of 28 domain names registered for its ccTLD, .kp. It appears .kp domain names are as common as filling dinners!

kim-jong-un-computerThe revelation came about when one of the country’s top level nameservers was briefly and accidentally to allow global DNS zone transfers and revealed the list of .kp domain names.

The list of domains, many for government sites, revealed by GitHub, is:

  • airkoryo.com.kp — for purchasing airline tickets (Air Koryo is North Korea’s state airline)
  • cooks.org.kp — for viewing North Korean cuisine
  • friend.com.kp
  • gnu.rep.kp
  • kass.org.kp
  • kcna.kp — North Korean news
  • kiyctc.com.kp
  • knic.com.kp — an insurance company
  • koredufund.org.kp
  • korelcfund.org.kp
  • korfilm.com.kp
  • ma.gov.kp
  • masikryong.com.kp
  • naenara.com.kp
  • nta.gov.kp
  • portal.net.kp
  • rcc.net.kp
  • rep.kp
  • rodong.rep.kp
  • ryongnamsan.edu.kp
  • sdprk.org.kp
  • silibank.net.kp
  • star-co.net.kp
  • star-di.net.kp
  • star.co.kp
  • star.edu.kp
  • star.net.kp
  • vok.rep.kp.

Interestingly the ccTLD mostly has registrations at the third level, and also allows registrations for .com.kp and .co.kp. Other ccTLDs either have .co.ccTLD (like .uk and .nz) or .com.ccTLD (like .au).