The North Korean Website List

Version 1.3.5, last updated: July 17, 2014. (change log)

Server: the location of the server, determined by its IP address

Blocked: whether the site is blocked in South Korea (determined via South Korean broadband connection.)

Click on the thumbnail pictures to see more details and a link to the site.

Websites based in North Korea:

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Korea Central News Agency Yes Korean, English, Spanish and Japanese-language news from North Korea’s state-run news agency.
Naenara Yes Multi-lingual website from Pyongyang’s Korea Computer Center.
Rodong Sinmun Yes Home page of the newspaper of the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea.
Voice of Korea Yes International shortwave broadcaster
130210-gnu Great National Unity Yes Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, a Korean-language radio station targeted at nearby countries
Air Koryo Yes Official website of North Korea’s airline
140610-knic-website Korea National Insurance Corporation Yes Website of North Korea’s state insurer
140717-kac-site Korean Association of Cooks Yes Cooking website with hundreds of local recipes
Faster Korea Yes North Korean sports
Friend.com.kp Yes Website of North Korea’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
Korea Education Fund Yes Website of North Korea’s Korea Education Fund
Korea Elderly Care Fund Yes Website of North Korea’s Elderly Care Fund
LRIT Data Center Maritime Long Range Identification and Tracking system data center website. Possibly test site.

Major websites based outside of North Korea:

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Uriminzokkiri Yes Korean-language web site carrying news and information from Pyongyang. Included are domestic KCNA and newspaper articles from Pyongyang. The site is hosted in China.
Our Nation School (“Kim Il Sung Open University”) Yes Juche teachings from the same group responsible for Uriminzokkiri.com (see above)
Ryugyong Clip Yes Video and still images from Pyongyang
Ryomyong Yes Books and music from North Korea
Korea Publication

Partial Books, DVDs and stamps from North Korea
Chongryon Yes General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Korea News Service Yes Korean, English and Spanish language news from Korea’s state-run news agency. This site is run by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan and is better organized than the DPRK-based site listed above.
Korea Photo Service Yes KCNA’s photo news service, made available to publishers via Tokyo. Run by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Choson Sinbo Yes Korean-language newspaper published in Japan by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan. Back issues of the discontinued English-language Korea News are also available.
Elufa Yes Korean-language video portal notable for carrying the evening KRT News bulletin most days. Provided by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Pyongyang News No Korean-language news site with bulletins from DPRK-based sources. Provided by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Pyongyang News Video No Daily video news bulletins from North Korean national TV, via the Korean Residents in Japan
Minjok Tongshin Yes Korean and English-language news about North Korea. English articles are mostly culled from other media.
Tong Il Han Ma Eum Yes Korean-language site with news from Tokyo’s Association of Peaceful Reunification of the Motherland.
National Democratic Front of South Korea Yes Korean-language news from the Tokyo branch of the National Democratic Front of South Korea.
Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front No Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, banned in South Korea. English-language website from Tokyo.

North Korean companies

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Nosotek No DPRK/German software outsourcing joint venture
Oun Patent Attorneys No Pyongyang-based patent attorneys
Taedonggang Patent & Trademark Law Office No Pyongyang-based patent attorneys
PyongSu Pharma No Joint venture pharmaceutical manufacturing company
Pyeonghwa Motors No South Korean / North Korean joint-venture auto company

Phoenix Commercial Ventures No Pyongyang-based business consultancy
Daedong Credit Bank No Pyongyang-based bank
Korea Computer Center Europe No European outpost of Pyongyang’s Korea Computer Center. Possibly defunct.

North Korean business-related

Site Name Server Blocked Description
European Business Association in Pyongyang No Member listing of the European Business Association in Pyongyang
Korea Business Consultants No Beijing-based business consulting company specializing in DPRK
GPI Consultancy No Rotterdam-based outsourcing consultancy with specialist knowledge on DPRK

North Korean education

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology No Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
Pyongyang Business School No Pyongyang-based international business school

North Korea Travel related:

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Koryo Tours No Experts on travel to the DPRK
Young Pioneer Tours No China-based budget travelers running trips to North Korea

Other websites based outside of North Korea:

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Mansudae Art Studio Gallery No Italian-based international agents for the Mansudae Art Studio. Art works can be bought online and shipped worldwide from Italy.
Korean Friendship Association No Website of Spain-based Korean Friendship Association (KFA)
North Korea Books Yes Online bookstore carrying North Korean books and magazines

Discontinued, obsolete or unavailable websites

Site Name Server Blocked Description
Star JV No Star JV is the DPRK-Thai joint venture that runs North Korea’s Internet connection. The site is sporadically available.
Chosun Expo No Online mall with many North Korean products
Korea International Film Festival Yes Official site of the Korea International Film Festival and the DPRK’s movie industry
Air Koryo Air Koryo home page, Neglected, broken and unused. Now dead.
Pyongyang International Film Festival No Pyongyang International Film Festival. Last updated in 2008
Pyongyang International Trade Fair Yes Pyongyang International Trade Fair website. Not updated since 2009
Faster Korea Yes Information on sports in the DPRK from the Korea Sports Fund
Cholsan Patent and Trademark Agency Yes One of Pyongyang’s several patent and trademark agencies
Koryo PAT Rainbow Yes One of Pyongyang’s several patent and trademark agencies
League of Korean Youth Living in Japan Yes Group homepage
Air Koryo No Air Koryo home page hosted by the Korean Friendship Association.
Pyongyang Painters No Paintings from North Korea
DPRK Expo No DPRK Expo online shopping site

31 Comments on "The North Korean Website List"

  1. here’s the website of the European Business Association in Pyongyang http://eba.nosotek.com/index.php might be worth including. Cheers!

  2. Hi,
    your list is pretty impressive, I started something similar about 2 and a half years ago at my-korea.info (don’t worry, I’m not a DPRK supporter or anything like that, I just wanted to make my website look stylish, see the disclaimer for details), haven’t been updating it properly for the last couple months, though, so mostly the .kp site links are not working anymore.

    Here are some suggestions for your list:

    [sorry, I had to cut these out and move them to a separate page, since your WordPress didn’t let me post this many links in a comment, go to http://my-korea.info/upload/linksuggestions.html to see them]

    I’d also love to make some contributions to your website, that’s a great job you’re doing here and for the last few years I’ve collected some interesting DPRK tech-related materials that you might like. Also make sure you check out my YouTube channel.

    Cheers!

  3. Here is a website from the amateur golf :
    http://northkoreanopen.com/home.html

  4. Definitely add North Korea Books http://www.north-korea-books.com under Other Websites Based Outside of North Korea. They sell North Korean publications (books, periodicals, and videos).

  5. Dear friends:

    The website http://www.nkChildren.org presents the permission of the Unification Ministry of the Rep. of Korea as well as the bakery operation permission of the DPR Korea.

    Never seen before both on one single site…

  6. Might want to add http://www.chosonexchange.org – business, economics and legal training programs in North Korea

  7. North Korea Books is now blocked in South Korea.

  8. Hi! I’m not sure if you got my email about this; anyhoo — add this one:
    http://www.koredufund.org.kp/ (Korea Education Fund)
    It used to be online in the previous .kp infrastructure run by KCC Europe and now it’s back on a North Korean server.

  9. Hi again,
    a new .kp site just appeared on the interwebs. This time it looks like a future presentation of the .kp domain registry:
    http://www.star.co.kp/

  10. http://www.korfilm.com.kp/
    A new internet domein from the DPR of Korea, but the page is blanco.

  11. Interesting sites 😛

  12. Pyongyang Restaurant

  13. Travel agency in the US

  14. To whom it may concern,

    Would you be able to supply me with a total number of internet users that North Korea has for 2011 and/or 2012?

    Take care have a happy and prosperous year.

    John.

  15. Korea Elderly Care Fund

    THIS WEBSITE IS WORKING !!!
    IT’S ALIVE AND WELL

  16. I just wanted to point out that the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) has got a few subsections with their own independent websites, like KFA USA, KFA Italy and KFA Chile, you can find the links to those sites in the main KFA page mentioned here.

  17. An Hong Kong based site with selling rights for North Korean movies, tv drama, animation and songs. http://kmvc5.com/
    All stuff can be bought for few dollars and directly dowloaded on your pc.
    I’ve tried it and it’s well done… only the official discount “buy 1, take 5” doesn’t go well. You’ve to be fast dowloading the other four videos you want or in few minutes you loose the discount.

  18. please North Korea place please please please please please stop fighting against the South Korea please please please please please God is very very very good and Lord Jesus Christ is veryvery very good please don’t do it please please please please please

  19. http://ndf-sk.dyndns.org/

    North Korea place please please please please please stop fighting against the South Korea please please please please please God is very very very good and Lord Jesus Christ is veryvery very good please don’t do it please please please please please

  20. I hope some peaceful resolve can come out of North Korea. I hope the hermit kingdom can open up to the world and there can be a reunification of Korea.

  21. There is still an opportunity for Kim Jong Un to be a hero. And, that would happen if he were to open up all of the gulags and other prisons, start major economic reforms, stop their nuclear weapons program, and open up the nation to the internet: http://tinyurl.com/2ukjml

  22. This is a great list of websites, some needs to be updated, but a good list.

  23. There’s also the pyongyang metro

    http://www.pyongyang-metro.com/

  24. This is a nice list of websites. All the websites are very useful.

  25. well. tbh. North Korea is probably the only country in the world free from internet trolls

  26. What’s this?

    Good morning Pyongyang?

    http://korea-dpr.org/

  27. I found this list with STAR-KP registered domains to be very interesting:

    http://ipv4info.com/domains-in-block/sc6aaba/175.45.176.0-175.45.179.255.html

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