Number of currently active domains by year

The first domain was established in ccTLD IS in 1986, but formal domain registration began in 1989, as Iceland became officially part of the Internet.

See also historical statistics on the number of registered hosts in Iceland.
yearregisteredtotal
2021 12188 76215
2020 9269 64027
2019 6871 54758
2018 5159 47887
2017 4665 42728
2016 4160 38063
2015 3966 33903
2014 3628 29937
2013 3391 26309
2012 2980 22918
2011 2514 19938
2010 2538 17424
2009 2346 14886
2008 1939 12540
2007 1694 10601
2006 1351 8907
2005 1363 7556
2004 1034 6193
2003 952 5159
2002 932 4207
2001 898 3275
2000 930 2377
1999 575 1447
1998 427 872
1997 264 445

Current number of IDN domains by year of creation

IDN registrations began 2004. This is the number of registrations that still exist by year of creation.
yearregisteredtotal
2021 512 4051
2020 519 3539
2019 343 3020
2018 267 2677
2017 241 2410
2016 204 2169
2015 167 1965
2014 253 1798
2013 178 1545
2012 170 1367
2011 112 1197
2010 161 1085
2009 169 924
2008 176 755
2007 188 579
2006 93 391
2005 256 298
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month in regard to kennitalas

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
August 643 58532 68.72 663 26639 31.28
July 449 57889 69.03 386 25976 30.97
June 469 57440 69.18 424 25590 30.82
May 521 56971 69.36 447 25166 30.64
April 507 56450 69.55 440 24719 30.45
March 639 55943 69.74 692 24279 30.26
February 691 55304 70.10 553 23587 29.90
2022 January 774 54613 70.33 658 23034 29.67
December 532 53839 70.64 617 22376 29.36
November 608 53307 71.01 684 21759 28.99
October 663 52699 71.43 724 21075 28.57
September 618 52036 71.89 637 20351 28.11
August 502 51418 72.29 467 19714 27.71
July 400 50916 72.57 254 19247 27.43
June 511 50516 72.68 266 18993 27.32
May 538 50005 72.75 359 18727 27.25
April 599 49467 72.92 292 18368 27.08
March 662 48868 73.00 315 18076 27.00
February 596 48206 73.08 387 17761 26.92
2021 January 656 47610 73.26 301 17374 26.74
December 534 46954 73.33 300 17073 26.67
November 630 46420 73.46 275 16773 26.54
October 711 45790 73.51 271 16498 26.49
September 612 45079 73.53 273 16227 26.47

Domains registered to individuals

In March 1999 individuals were allowed to register domains. Below is the number of currently active domains which were registered by individuals.

registeredtotal
August 365 25543
July 283 25178
June 308 24895
May 329 24587
April 334 24258
March 400 23924
February 397 23524
2022 January 490 23127
December 319 22637
November 369 22318
October 399 21949
September 310 21550
August 304 21240
July 226 20936
June 297 20710
May 294 20413
April 376 20119
March 383 19743
February 332 19360
2021 January 418 19028
December 323 18610
November 361 18287
October 421 17926
September 375 17505

Age-distribution of registrants, Icelandic individuals

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 79
70-80 863
60-70 2934
50-60 5776
40-50 7426
30-40 6384
20-30 2085
10-20 93
0-10 0
Mean age 47.1

Registration month

Number of active domains, registered in each month of the year.

monththis yearlast yearolder
01 1433 957 5576
02 1245 983 5377
03 1331 977 5850
04 947 891 5511
05 970 897 5408
06 893 777 4525
07 843 658 4213
08 1307 1075 5013
09 0 1256 5703
10 0 1392 6140
11 0 1296 5916
12 0 1150 4980

Domain Age Distribution

Distribution of current .is domains in regard to how many years they were registered.

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 6
28-29 8
27-28 32
26-27 70
25-26 190
24-25 383
23-24 508
22-23 845
21-22 964
20-21 895
19-20 936
18-19 969
17-18 1316
16-17 1283
15-16 1591
14-15 1766
13-14 2316
12-13 2442
11-12 2546
10-11 2884
9-10 3330
8-9 3520
7-8 3875
6-7 3968
5-6 4584
4-5 5008
3-4 6124
2-3 8215
1-2 10829
0-1 14063
Mean age 6.7

Net number of new domains per month

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
Ágúst. 1311 [659 / 652] 1.53 808 [362 / 446] 0.95 503 [297 / 206] 0.59
Júlí. 884 [467 / 417] 1.04 755 [378 / 377] 0.89 129 [89 / 40] 0.15
Júní. 978 [483 / 495] 1.15 1082 [353 / 729] 1.27 -104 [130 / -234] -0.12
Maí. 1302 [533 / 769] 1.53 824 [382 / 442] 0.97 478 [151 / 327] 0.56
Apríl. 965 [515 / 450] 1.14 725 [398 / 327] 0.86 240 [117 / 123] 0.28
Mars. 1372 [650 / 722] 1.63 787 [464 / 323] 0.93 585 [186 / 399] 0.69
Febrúar. 1262 [704 / 558] 1.51 653 [363 / 290] 0.78 609 [341 / 268] 0.73
2022 Janúar. 1464 [785 / 679] 1.76 691 [353 / 338] 0.83 773 [432 / 341] 0.93
Desember. 1180 [553 / 627] 1.43 685 [392 / 293] 0.83 495 [161 / 334] 0.60
Nóvember. 1332 [638 / 694] 1.63 692 [422 / 270] 0.85 640 [216 / 424] 0.78
Október. 1421 [689 / 732] 1.75 664 [406 / 258] 0.82 757 [283 / 474] 0.93
September. 1293 [659 / 634] 1.61 613 [332 / 281] 0.76 680 [327 / 353] 0.85
Ágúst. 1119 [568 / 551] 1.40 765 [329 / 436] 0.96 354 [239 / 115] 0.44
Júlí. 955 [506 / 449] 1.20 642 [297 / 345] 0.81 313 [209 / 104] 0.39
Júní. 1103 [650 / 453] 1.40 817 [504 / 313] 1.03 286 [146 / 140] 0.36
Maí. 1282 [695 / 587] 1.63 819 [357 / 462] 1.04 463 [338 / 125] 0.59
Apríl. 1242 [745 / 497] 1.59 659 [385 / 274] 0.84 583 [360 / 223] 0.74
Mars. 1318 [838 / 480] 1.70 742 [441 / 301] 0.95 576 [397 / 179] 0.74
Febrúar. 1306 [759 / 547] 1.69 549 [351 / 198] 0.71 757 [408 / 349] 0.98
2021 Janúar. 1274 [795 / 479] 1.67 577 [288 / 289] 0.76 697 [507 / 190] 0.91

Number of new domains by registration day

Blue is total new registrations, red is the number of domains deleted on that date.

registered [dom/for] deleted [dom/for] net change [dom/for]
24. Sep 20 [8/12] 24 [11/13 ] -4 [-3/-1]
23. Sep 32 [22/10] 16 [11/5 ] 16 [11/5]
22. Sep 38 [27/11] 53 [11/42 ] -15 [16/-31]
21. Sep 38 [24/14] 27 [15/12 ] 11 [9/2]
20. Sep 41 [19/22] 26 [13/13 ] 15 [6/9]
19. Sep 45 [32/13] 33 [20/13 ] 12 [12/0]
18. Sep 21 [13/8] 23 [15/8 ] -2 [-2/0]
17. Sep 42 [23/19] 25 [10/15 ] 17 [13/4]
16. Sep 27 [19/8] 13 [7/6 ] 14 [12/2]
15. Sep 45 [30/15] 25 [9/16 ] 20 [21/-1]
14. Sep 54 [24/30] 20 [12/8 ] 34 [12/22]
13. Sep 44 [28/16] 33 [19/14 ] 11 [9/2]
12. Sep 48 [24/24] 24 [13/11 ] 24 [11/13]
11. Sep 20 [7/13] 23 [11/12 ] -3 [-4/1]
10. Sep 32 [18/14] 32 [10/22 ] 0 [8/-8]
09. Sep 39 [28/11] 28 [18/10 ] 11 [10/1]
08. Sep 38 [19/19] 20 [10/10 ] 18 [9/9]
07. Sep 33 [18/15] 28 [11/17 ] 5 [7/-2]
06. Sep 77 [34/43] 25 [11/14 ] 52 [23/29]
05. Sep 29 [11/18] 22 [13/9 ] 7 [-2/9]
04. Sep 22 [16/6] 14 [4/10 ] 8 [12/-4]
03. Sep 36 [12/24] 21 [6/15 ] 15 [6/9]
02. Sep 31 [18/13] 18 [11/7 ] 13 [7/6]
01. Sep 36 [25/11] 24 [17/7 ] 12 [8/4]
31. Aug 48 [27/21] 24 [11/13 ] 24 [16/8]
30. Aug 35 [26/9] 40 [21/19 ] -5 [5/-10]
29. Aug 51 [35/16] 17 [8/9 ] 34 [27/7]
28. Aug 39 [17/22] 25 [18/7 ] 14 [-1/15]
27. Aug 21 [10/11] 10 [5/5 ] 11 [5/6]
26. Aug 38 [22/16] 19 [10/9 ] 19 [12/7]
25. Aug 95 [28/67] 20 [7/13 ] 75 [21/54]
Total     1215 [664/551] 752 [368/384] 463 [296/167]

Following are statistics on the various aspects of domain administartion services performed by ISNIC.

New Registrations per year

registered deleted net change
2022 10426 6922 3504
2021 14825 8224 6601
2020 13896 8586 5310
2019 12581 8374 4207
2018 10447 8320 2127
2017 10418 6853 3565
2016 10781 6197 4584
2015 10324 5619 4705
2014 9773 5356 4417
2013 9881 4615 5266
2012 8965 3793 5172
2011 7903 3329 4574
2010 7157 2990 4167
2009 7084 3019 4065
2008 5275 2150 3125
2007 4765 1384 3381
2006 3964 1424 2540
2005 3624 1160 2464
2004 2486 1199 1287
2003 2398 1125 1273
2002 2326 1243 1083
2001 785 346 439

Registrations per month

registered/IDN
August 1311 48
July 884 29
June 978 56
May 1302 33
April 965 27
March 1372 38
February 1262 59
2022 January 1464 67
December 1180 46
November 1332 48
October 1421 49
September 1293 44
August 1119 44
July 955 40
June 1103 31
May 1282 48
April 1242 44
March 1318 74
February 1306 61
2021 January 1274 74
December 1142 51
November 1251 68
October 1323 67
September 1188 62

Deleted domains

When domain has been purged and is available for registration.

deleted
August 808
July 755
June 1082
May 824
April 725
March 787
February 653
2022 January 691
December 685
November 692
October 664
September 613
August 765
July 642
June 817
May 819
April 659
March 742
February 549
2021 January 577
December 632
November 621
October 721
September 665

Registration changes

Any change made to the domain registration, including delegation changes, but excluding transfers.

changed
August 1469
July 1246
June 1451
May 1704
April 1500
March 1896
February 1613
2022 January 1943
December 1391
November 1664
October 1474
September 1414
August 1182
July 1106
June 1306
May 1590
April 1502
March 1641
February 1338
2021 January 1402
December 1284
November 1616
October 1672
September 1534

Domains put on hold

Number of domains put on hold. Domains are put on hold when renewal fee is unpaid past due date or if the domain is not hosted properly on its nameservers.

on hold
August 1125
July 1058
June 1088
May 1532
April 1186
March 1166
February 1040
2022 January 1125
December 957
November 1019
October 1057
September 1021
August 977
July 1023
June 974
May 1302
April 1270
March 1063
February 963
2021 January 990
December 848
November 1030
October 1022
September 1012

Reactivated domains (i.e. after being on hold)

reactivated
August 416
July 381
June 463
May 511
April 479
March 510
February 470
2022 January 500
December 441
November 417
October 452
September 494
August 437
July 404
June 453
May 474
April 527
March 493
February 420
2021 January 450
December 421
November 472
October 422
September 489

Transferred domains

Number of domains transferred from one registrant to another.

transferred
August 248
July 214
June 217
May 254
April 176
March 329
February 271
2022 January 232
December 209
November 152
October 225
September 402
August 226
July 155
June 188
May 230
April 242
March 276
February 303
2021 January 245
December 253
November 250
October 280
September 282

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
August 2977
July 2944
June 2900
May 2867
April 2848
March 2851
February 2836
2022 January 2815
December 2784
November 2779
October 2744
September 2731
August 2700
July 2664
June 2656
May 2629
April 2595
March 2544
February 2516
2021 January 2486
December 2468
November 2453
October 2417
September 2400

Domains using ISNIC's nameservers

Number of domains per month using ISNIC's parking and domains using DNS service or forwarding at ISNIC.

parkedISNIC DNS
September 18195 10149
Ágúst 18115 10060
Júlí 18210 9999
Júní 18231 9978
Maí 18359 9937
Apríl 18424 9861
Mars 18425 9777
Febrúar 18455 9730
2022 Janúar 18361 9629
Desember 18183 9529
Nóvember 17885 9447
Október 17470 9355
September 17175 9233
Ágúst 16874 9183
Júlí 16721 9156
Júní 16451 8919
Maí 16388 8911
Apríl 16110 8839
Mars 15961 8755
Febrúar 15640 8670
2021 Janúar 15357 8645
Desember 15059 8550
Nóvember 14875 8258
Október 14657 8142

Renewals for two or more years

Number of domains renewed for two, three, four or five years in a given month.

1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years
August 5904 34 10 5 4
July 4981 31 7 6 10
June 5051 32 13 4 3
May 5724 40 6 6 7
April 5777 19 14 4 15
March 6894 60 10 3 8
February 6178 25 5 4 5
2022 January 6819 53 13 9 10
December 5525 32 3 5 9
November 5603 39 8 1 7
October 6134 31 4 1 11
September 5975 26 11 9 6
August 5463 41 12 7 6
July 4685 22 1 2 1
June 4347 33 9 8 7
May 5133 37 3 0 6
April 5356 33 5 5 2
March 6518 18 6 5 4
February 5869 23 2 1 0
2021 January 6237 30 12 5 6
December 4976 26 6 1 3
November 4845 26 7 2 5
October 5556 35 6 2 3
September 5526 30 4 1 2

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
August 104
July 77
June 206
May 98
April 146
March 126
February 85
2022 January 167
December 120
November 132
October 143
September 131
August 102
July 101
June 96
May 103
April 130
March 146
February 97
2021 January 168
December 158
November 140
October 149
September 149

Domain names

Number of characters in a domain. It can between 1 up to 63 characters.

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1157 3 5676 4 6188
5 7524 6 8580 7 8353 8 8473
9 8182 10 7246 11 6032 12 4559
13 3475 14 2751 15 2082 16 1581
17 1081 18 757 19 575 20 407
21 245 22 168 23 114 24 76
25 51 26 33 27 24 28 11
29 13 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 4 35 1 36 1
37 1 38 1 39 1 40 2
56 1

First character of a domain name

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 48 1 380 2 169 3 148
4 111 5 66 6 56 7 61
8 60 9 37 a 5171 á 75
b 5474 c 3054 d 2729 ð 1
e 3080 é 6 f 4403 g 3936
h 5689 i 3703 í 109 j 1432
k 3423 l 3991 m 4894 n 2931
o 1866 ó 31 p 3308 q 234
r 3498 s 9453 t 4457 u 1071
ú 35 v 3673 w 1202 x 316
y 441 ý 2 z 415 þ 158
æ 23 ö 70

Following is information about recidency of registrants

Country

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 58726
US 8732
DE 2175
GB 2100
NO 1980
SE 1153
CA 1073
DK 712
NL 673
CH 604
FR 572
AU 455
IN 403
BZ 386
IT 361
ES 324
KN 312
CN 245
AT 223
BE 204

Domestic registrants in more detail

Postal code

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5409
101 Reykjavík 5286
108 Reykjavík 3856
110 Reykjavík 3609
200 Kópavogi 3028
104 Reykjavík 3019
210 Garðabæ 2981
220 Hafnarfirði 2433
201 Kópavogi 2141
112 Reykjavík 2138
270 Mosfellsbæ 1762
221 Hafnarfirði 1549
600 Akureyri 1453
203 Kópavogi 1336
109 Reykjavík 1243
107 Reykjavík 1159
113 Reykjavík 1082
800 Selfossi 1059
230 Reykjanesbæ 973
103 Reykjavík 788

Towns

town/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 29234
Kópavogi 6516
Hafnarfirði 4004
Garðabæ 3416
Akureyri 2161
Reykjanesbæ 1913
Mosfellsbæ 1887
Selfossi 1562
Seltjarnarnesi 714
Akranesi 563
Grindavík 440
Borgarnesi 411
Egilsstöðum 374
Vestmannaeyjum 305
Hveragerði 304
Ísafirði 292
Húsavík 287
Sauðárkróki 275
Höfn í Hornafirði 270
Hellu 250

Companies hosting .IS domains

Percentage of .IS domains with master nameserver in domain of the largest hosting companies.

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 13.47  |  21 awsdns.net 0.48
2 cloudflare.com 6.79  |  22 thekking.is 0.47
3 registrar-servers.com 3.66  |  23 awsdns.com 0.47
4 hysingar.is 1.82  |  24 awsdns.org 0.45
5 hyp.net 1.81  |  25 eurodns.com 0.43
6 vist.is 1.68  |  26 t.is 0.43
7 wixdns.net 1.65  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.43
8 hysing.is 1.05  |  28 microsoftonline.com 0.40
9 netvistun.is 1.03  |  29 dreamhost.com 0.39
10 x.is 0.91  |  30 googledomains.com 0.39
11 c.is 0.91  |  31 dan.com 0.39
12 xnet.is 0.84  |  32 vortex.is 0.39
13 azure-dns.com 0.76  |  33 awsdns.co.uk 0.39
14 simnet.is 0.72  |  34 wordpress.com 0.37
15 cscdns.net 0.69  |  35 iwantmyname.net 0.37
16 siteground.net 0.61  |  36 snerpa.is 0.33
17 stefna.is 0.58  |  37 okhysing.is 0.33
18 midja.is 0.57  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.33
19 101domain.com 0.55  |  39 reykjavik.is 0.33
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 opex.is 0.32

See past years.


Number of domains

Number of domains since 1990 and a updated forcast for the next few years.

The following is a attempt to predict the number of .is domains by the year 2030. The prediction was made in july 2010, based on the data available then:

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