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Introduced 2007
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Sponsor Korea Computer Center
Intended use Entities connected with  North Korea
Actual use Hardly used at present, restricted to government entities.
Registration restrictions Not yet available for registration
Dispute policies

.kp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). It was created on September 24, 2007.[1]



As of 2008, there are two known sites active in this domain. The IP addresses for both of these sites resolve to Internet Provider Berlin in the German capital.

Internet in North Korea

North Korea has no private Internet service providers.

According to national leader Kim Jong-Il, "I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." [2]

Access is rare and limited; Reporters Without Borders once described the nation as "the world’s worst Internet black hole"[3] as "Internet officially does not exist in the world’s most isolated country, but a handful of privileged people are allowed to go online through the phone system (which is routed through China) or via satellite." [4]

The government's own sites are not in the .kp domain and all are hosted outside Korea; the address, operated by the Korea Friendship Association for the government, resolves to DINAHOSTING, a Spanish provider, and the IP location is Germany.[5]

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also KP



Wikipedia has an article on:


. + ISO 3166-1 country code for North Korea, kp.



  1. The ccTLD for North Korea as assigned by the IANA.

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Reserved/unassigned:  .um  .bl  .eh  .mf       Allocated/unused:  .bv  .gb  .pm  .sj  .so  .yt       Phaseout:  .tp  .yu       Deleted/retired:  .bu  .cs  .dd .zr

See also: Generic top-level domains

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