Dot .KP domains : North Korea ups its Internet access thanks to Russian ISP

North Korea isn’t quite a black hole on the Internet anymore; the world’s latest nuclear-capable nation seems to be gaining more access. Recently, TransTeleCom, a major Russian telecommunications provider, became the second Internet pipeline to North Korea. Until October 1st, only China provided Internet access to North Korea, and by having two providers, North Korea […]

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ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains

ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president remains under control. “Mr. President is aware of the ‘dotard’ allegations against him, by the Rocket […]

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Crazy! Domainer survives trip to North Korea

A trip to North Korea isn’t on most people’s bucket lists, but a domain investor from Norway just checked that one off. Domainer Kris Moell is also a professional airline pilot, and has attended several domain conferences. Recently, Kris visited North Korea as part of a tour to the forbidden country, known for its human […]

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Domain red alert : Would a nuclear war with North Korea affect domain investing?

An all-out, nuclear war with North Korea would disrupt most international trade. Traffic restrictions would have to be made, and stock market activity around the world would most certainly plummet. With all that in mind, we thought it be interesting to take the pulse of domain industry professionals, and seek their personal opinion about how […]

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North Korean UDRP Respondent threatens to nuke ICANN

The ICANN multi-steakeholder model office is in red alert today, after a UDRP Respondent made plausible threats over the Internet. North Korean UDRP Respondent, Shing Ping Kim, lashed out at both the WIPO and ICANN, after his domain was taken away. Citing the imminent launch of nuclear laden intercontinental ballistic missiles from North Korea, Shing […]

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North Korea to list its 28 domains on NameJet

A technical fiasco unveiled all 28 domains currently registered in the .KP ccTLD, and North Korea is taking drastic measures to address the embarrassing leak. “He who betray honor of supreme leader, Kim Jong-un and spirit of blessed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, will die painful death,” said Kim Zing-pong, Internet propaganda minister for the […]

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Domain pioneers : North Korea prepares to launch its first gTLD

North Korea might be effectively a “black hole” on the Internet map, but domain technology among the communist elite is a source of national pride. Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, aspires to build a nation of technocrats starting at kindergarten age. Following its casual military rhetoric, North Korea is now preparing […]

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The Pirate Bay leaves .SE behind for North Korean ccTLD

The “pirates” of The Pirate Bay are on the move again. After hopping around between various ccTLDs thanks to the efforts of anti-piracy and government agencies, The Pirate Bay found temporary solace in Sweden. You can bid goodbye to the Swedish .SE ccTLD however, as a raid by the Swedish authorities resulted in the confiscation […]

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XYZ Registry seals ground-breaking deal with North Korea

Always inventive in its marketing approach to delivering meaningful, generic gTLDs to the masses, the XYZ Registry announced today a ground-breaking deal with the government of North Korea. The agreement introduces the citizens of North Korea, long deprived of any Internet access or other online experience, to premium, quality .XYZ domains. “Kim Jong-un, Supreme leader […]

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American detained in North Korea over possession of .XYZ domains

An American citizen has been detained in North Korea, and a trial is pending; the charges include “gTLD proselytism” and dispersion of “dangerous materials.” This astonishing story involves a portfolio of .XYZ domains that the traveler, Morgan Malkoski, attempted to smuggle into North Korea, a country known for its non-existent Internet access. “We have very […]

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North Korea bans dot .Ninja domains as ‘dangerous’ to national security

The government of North Korea has banned access to the newly introduced dot .Ninja domain names, as ‘dangerous to national security.‘ Political circles in Pyongyang confirmed that dot .Ninja is the first and only gTLD to be banned in North Korea, per the orders given by the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un. “Supreme leader, Kim […]

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Dot .com treason: North Korean domainer fed to the dogs!

A North Korean domain pioneer – reputedly, the only domain holder other than Kim Jong Un – was executed over the weekend, by being fed to a pack of starving dogs. San Bong Ugh, who studied Cultural Communications at the university of Pyongyang, was praised by many North Koreans as the “dream and future” of […]

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