El Reg protests North Korean internet domain
Nuts to KP
The Register isn't too happy about last week's news that North Korea is poised to register its own Internet domain.
No, we don't have a problem with the communist stronghold joining our nothing-less-than-capitalistic worldwide party, first reported by The Associated Press. But we do take issue with its choice of domain name.
Do they not speak in English in North Korea? Clearly, the country’s domain name should be “NK” – not “KP.”
KP is a British peanut company - at best. At worst, it's an American healthcare conglomerate. It is by no means proper material for an internet domain name.
Can you imagine even a single ".kp" address that rolls off the tongue? We didn't think so. Meanwhile, ".nk" is conducive to all sorts of eminently-attractive web monikers. There's "bli.nk", "cli.nk", and "icehockeyri.nk". Not to mention "fu.nk", "bu.nk", and "blinddru.nk". Better yet, there's "wa.nk." Or "gohomeya.nk". Which would go down particularly well in North Korea.
The Reg is not alone in its unmitigated disgust for the latest international outrage perpetrated by Chairman Kim Jong-il. Peter Doherty and Kate Moss have already posted a protest song. ®
I always thought
that .KP was reserved for disney for their Kim Possible website... :P
Any idea if she's chased the evil baddies through the North korean nuclear las yet?
It's called humour, guys. OK, so it may not be funny to some people, fair enough. Now move along. Nothing more to see heer.
Oh and whoever
is writing like
this without using any grammar in his struct
ure, please, for the love of god, stop it! Learn how
to punctuate, and how to structure sentences correctly. (And
possibly, the correct use of the return key as well)
Who picks the codes
Of course the article was just a brilliant piece, to prove that The Register sometimes can also be ridiculous intentionally. However, as some hinted, it's the case to remind that ICANN does not pick the 2-letter code, nor does the country itself (at least during the domain name delegation procedure). ISO does. Codes usually follow official country names as far as possible, hence the K for Korea and the P for Popular.