[KS] North Korean website
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Afostercarter at aol.com
Mon Jul 19 12:30:12 EDT 2004
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 ....)
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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 free
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
than 14,000 visitors on Wednesday. But visitors seeking the kind
content usually expected of commercial Web portals would have
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 -- from
June -- published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency
(KCNA), a mouthpiece of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his
KCNA has been available on the Internet for about five years on
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
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 are
based in North Korea, whose leader Kim is believed to be an avid
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