Naenara


State websites raise name of Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s state-run websites began on Saturday printing Kim Jong Un’s name in a style previously reserved for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The Korea Central News Agency, Voice of Korea and Rodong Sinmun started using a heavier or larger font when spelling…


South Korea steps up blocking of DPRK sites

South Korea has begun blocking Naenara and several of its sub-sites. The move comes days after the site reactivated its dot-kp North Korean domain name and plugs a long-standing hole in South Korea’s cyber wall against North Korean online propaganda. The blocking, first reported by…


Dot-KP domain names are back

North Korea’s Dot-KP domain name system returned to the Internet in the last few days. (See the bottom of this post for updates.) Offline for months, the service has resumed via servers run by Star JV, the Internet joint venture formed by the North Korean…


Naenara is back

North Korea’s Naenara website is back. The site went offline around early September when the dot-kp domain name space went down. Naenara is run by Pyongyang’s Korea Computer Center and offers news, photos, shopping, tourism information and MP3 files from North Korea. It’s running inside…