[KS] North Korean website
gchurst at sas.upenn.edu
gchurst at sas.upenn.edu
Tue Jul 20 04:18:20 EDT 2004
My password is ten characters, and I was able to register with no problem. Must
be a minimum requirement but they do not tell you how many characters you
G. Cameron Hurst III
Center for East Asian Studies
U. of Pennsylvania
Quoting R Baker <rbaker at stratfor.com>:
> Make sure your password is eight characters long, and it should work (did
> for me, didn't when mine was just six)
> Rodger Baker
> Senior Analyst
> Director of Geopolitical Analysis
> 512.744.4312 phone
> 512.744.4334 fax
> rbaker at stratfor.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Koreanstudies-bounces at koreaweb.ws
> [mailto:Koreanstudies-bounces at koreaweb.ws]On Behalf Of Afostercarter at aol.com
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 11:30 AM
> To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> Subject: [KS] North Korean website
> At last, a (the?) real North Korean website! See below.
> Trouble is, I can't register. I fill out the form, but am
> endlessly asked to fill in my password, even when
> I already did so.
> Anyone else have this problem? (Maybe the software
> can smell a capitalist running dog ....)
> Aidan FC
> AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER
> Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds
> 17 Birklands Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3BY, UK
> tel: +44(0) 1274 588586 mobile: +44(0) 7970 741307
> fax: +44(0) 1274 773663 ISDN: +44(0) 1274 589280
> Email: afostercarter at aol.com website: www.aidanfc.net
> CNN.com - North Korea opens pilot Web portal - Jul 15, 2004
> North Korea opens pilot Web portal
> Friday, July 16, 2004 Posted: 0253 GMT (1053 HKT)
> SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) -- Reclusive North Korea has been
> testing its first Web portal for the past month, but so far
> have not been able to access the entertainment, shopping and
> e-mail facilities it promises.
> The Naenara ("My Country") site at www.kcckp.net is based in
> Germany, and links to information on North Korean politics,
> and trade, along with its official media and "real time" music
> movies decorate the home page.
> The Web site, available in English and Korean, says it
> received more
> than 14,000 visitors on Wednesday. But visitors seeking the
> kind of
> content usually expected of commercial Web portals would have
> up empty-handed.
> While the ubiquitous martial music of the world's most
> state emanated from the page, links to e-mail service and
> content were not functioning.
> But visitors who registered could browse the latest news --
> June -- published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency
> (KCNA), a mouthpiece of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and
> communist government.
> KCNA has been available on the Internet for about five years
> on the
> Japan-based site www.kcna.co.jp. Another North Korean site,
> www.uriminzokkiri.com, publishes Pyongyang views from China.
> The new portal provides the North Korean telephone numbers of
> trading companies that offer products ranging from "stylish
> of fine workmanship" to ferrous and nonferrous metals.
> The launch follows the start of online gambling run by the
> North two
> years ago and an online shopping mall in the South that sells
> imported from the North.
> Naenara is located on a server based in Germany and was
> at the end of May, domain research service Whois.net says.
> Contact telephone numbers provided for the site's Web master
> based in North Korea, whose leader Kim is believed to be an
> avid Web
> surfer himself.
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