Cumulative number of domains and number of domains registered each 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
2020 12144 71567
2019 8201 59423
2018 5841 51222
2017 5136 45381
2016 4610 40245
2015 4347 35635
2014 3858 31288
2013 3638 27430
2012 3190 23792
2011 2659 20602
2010 2650 17943
2009 2441 15293
2008 2012 12852
2007 1747 10840
2006 1394 9093
2005 1393 7699
2004 1059 6306
2003 976 5247
2002 951 4271
2001 912 3320
2000 943 2408
1999 583 1465
1998 430 882
1997 270 452
1996 82 182

IDN registrations began 2004. This is the number of existing registrations by year of creation.

yearregisteredtotal
2020 633 3858
2019 386 3225
2018 302 2839
2017 259 2537
2016 224 2278
2015 179 2054
2014 259 1875
2013 184 1616
2012 193 1432
2011 126 1239
2010 166 1113
2009 176 947
2008 181 771
2007 190 590
2006 96 400
2005 262 304
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
June 644 55572 70.31 456 23468 29.69
May 680 54928 70.47 599 23012 29.53
April 730 54248 70.76 503 22413 29.24
March 823 53518 70.95 478 21910 29.05
February 748 52695 71.09 551 21432 28.91
2021 January 777 51947 71.33 484 20881 28.67
December 630 51170 71.50 498 20397 28.50
November 803 50540 71.75 431 19899 28.25
October 878 49737 71.87 434 19468 28.13
September 761 48859 71.96 405 19034 28.04
August 634 48098 72.08 402 18629 27.92
July 532 47464 72.25 486 18227 27.75
June 549 46932 72.57 455 17741 27.43
May 663 46383 72.85 328 17286 27.15
April 613 45720 72.94 286 16958 27.06
March 636 45107 73.01 241 16672 26.99
February 444 44471 73.02 270 16431 26.98
2020 January 515 44027 73.15 250 16161 26.85
December 371 43512 73.22 255 15911 26.78
November 516 43141 73.37 255 15656 26.63
October 488 42625 73.46 267 15401 26.54
September 461 42137 73.57 316 15134 26.43
August 383 41676 73.77 286 14818 26.23
July 372 41293 73.97 372 14532 26.03

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
June 414 24090
May 411 23676
April 471 23265
March 512 22794
February 441 22282
2021 January 525 21841
December 395 21316
November 495 20921
October 552 20426
September 495 19874
August 413 19379
July 355 18966
June 337 18611
May 413 18274
April 363 17861
March 373 17498
February 266 17125
2020 January 294 16859
December 220 16565
November 280 16345
October 265 16065
September 250 15800
August 216 15550
July 224 15334

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

Age distribution of individual domestic registrants of current .is domains.

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 58
70-80 761
60-70 2793
50-60 5180
40-50 6874
30-40 6286
20-30 2067
10-20 65
0-10 0
Mean age 46,7

Registration month

Number of active domains, registered in each month of the year. Green is this year, red is last year and gray is older:

monththis yearlast yearolder
01 1261 765 5211
02 1299 714 5065
03 1301 877 5391
04 1233 899 5040
05 1279 991 4900
06 1100 1004 4456
07 0 1018 4184
08 0 1036 4601
09 0 1166 5207
10 0 1312 5563
11 0 1234 5368
12 0 1128 4443

Domain Age Distribution

Age (years since registration) distribution of current .is domains.

age (years)number
30-31 7
29-30 6
28-29 6
27-28 9
26-27 27
25-26 57
24-25 166
23-24 363
22-23 514
21-22 811
20-21 975
19-20 888
18-19 965
17-18 982
16-17 1313
15-16 1302
14-15 1548
13-14 1836
12-13 2330
11-12 2467
10-11 2706
9-10 2999
8-9 3412
7-8 3852
6-7 4013
5-6 4419
4-5 5008
3-4 5379
2-3 6748
1-2 9564
0-1 14363
Mean age 6,4


Net number of new domains per month

Green is net number of domains, blue is registered(+) and red is unregistered(-)

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
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
Desember. 1142 [657 / 485] 1.51 632 [342 / 290] 0.84 510 [315 / 195] 0.67
Nóvember. 1251 [814 / 437] 1.66 621 [372 / 249] 0.83 630 [442 / 188] 0.84
Október. 1323 [889 / 434] 1.78 721 [449 / 272] 0.97 602 [440 / 162] 0.81
September. 1188 [787 / 401] 1.61 665 [383 / 282] 0.90 523 [404 / 119] 0.71
Ágúst. 1055 [654 / 401] 1.44 778 [366 / 412] 1.06 277 [288 / -11] 0.38
Júlí. 1044 [556 / 488] 1.43 660 [342 / 318] 0.90 384 [214 / 170] 0.53
Júní. 1036 [580 / 456] 1.42 678 [367 / 311] 0.93 358 [213 / 145] 0.49
Maí. 1425 [936 / 489] 1.97 880 [441 / 439] 1.22 545 [495 / 50] 0.75
Apríl. 1261 [780 / 481] 1.76 774 [501 / 273] 1.08 487 [279 / 208] 0.68
Mars. 1191 [806 / 385] 1.67 768 [500 / 268] 1.08 423 [306 / 117] 0.59
Febrúar. 966 [566 / 400] 1.36 753 [503 / 250] 1.06 213 [63 / 150] 0.30
2020 Janúar. 1014 [644 / 370] 1.43 656 [453 / 203] 0.93 358 [191 / 167] 0.51
Desember. 834 [440 / 394] 1.19 712 [418 / 294] 1.01 122 [22 / 100] 0.17
Nóvember. 1019 [627 / 392] 1.45 683 [443 / 240] 0.97 336 [184 / 152] 0.48

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]
28. Jul 21 [14/7] 15 [6/9 ] 6 [8/-2]
27. Jul 24 [13/11] 26 [8/18 ] -2 [5/-7]
26. Jul 32 [17/15] 28 [14/14 ] 4 [3/1]
25. Jul 17 [10/7] 19 [6/13 ] -2 [4/-6]
24. Jul 17 [3/14] 15 [7/8 ] 2 [-4/6]
23. Jul 20 [10/10] 17 [9/8 ] 3 [1/2]
22. Jul 33 [22/11] 6 [4/2 ] 27 [18/9]
21. Jul 25 [16/9] 17 [7/10 ] 8 [9/-1]
20. Jul 28 [10/18] 17 [10/7 ] 11 [0/11]
19. Jul 25 [13/12] 18 [7/11 ] 7 [6/1]
18. Jul 13 [3/10] 11 [5/6 ] 2 [-2/4]
17. Jul 25 [11/14] 13 [4/9 ] 12 [7/5]
16. Jul 59 [16/43] 22 [9/13 ] 37 [7/30]
15. Jul 37 [21/16] 24 [15/9 ] 13 [6/7]
14. Jul 53 [32/21] 23 [12/11 ] 30 [20/10]
13. Jul 36 [24/12] 19 [11/8 ] 17 [13/4]
12. Jul 48 [22/26] 27 [16/11 ] 21 [6/15]
11. Jul 18 [6/12] 19 [8/11 ] -1 [-2/1]
10. Jul 25 [9/16] 17 [4/13 ] 8 [5/3]
09. Jul 41 [19/22] 21 [12/9 ] 20 [7/13]
08. Jul 42 [24/18] 17 [6/11 ] 25 [18/7]
07. Jul 33 [25/8] 25 [15/10 ] 8 [10/-2]
06. Jul 39 [33/6] 22 [13/9 ] 17 [20/-3]
05. Jul 53 [39/14] 24 [14/10 ] 29 [25/4]
04. Jul 20 [11/9] 26 [19/7 ] -6 [-8/2]
03. Jul 27 [10/17] 24 [10/14 ] 3 [0/3]
02. Jul 36 [19/17] 18 [11/7 ] 18 [8/10]
01. Jul 43 [26/17] 35 [18/17 ] 8 [8/0]
30. Jun 51 [28/23] 22 [8/14 ] 29 [20/9]
29. Jun 54 [35/19] 25 [10/15 ] 29 [25/4]
28. Jun 43 [18/25] 19 [16/3 ] 24 [2/22]
Total     1038 [559/479] 631 [314/317] 407 [245/162]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 8415 4728 3687
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

registered/IDN
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
August 1055 60
July 1044 59
June 1036 64
May 1425 61
April 1261 49
March 1191 72
February 966 49
2020 January 1014 46
December 834 43
November 1019 60
October 1029 36
September 1128 66
August 962 70
July 1197 36

Deleted domains

deleted
June 817
May 819
April 659
March 742
February 549
2021 January 577
December 632
November 621
October 721
September 665
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880
April 774
March 768
February 753
2020 January 656
December 712
November 683
October 671
September 619
August 634
July 620

Registration changes

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

changed
June 1306
May 1590
April 1502
March 1641
February 1338
2021 January 1402
December 1284
November 1616
October 1672
September 1534
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981
April 1815
March 1434
February 1355
2020 January 1359
December 1131
November 1381
October 1252
September 1166
August 1265
July 1350

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
June 974
May 1302
April 1270
March 1063
February 963
2021 January 990
December 848
November 1030
October 1022
September 1012
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065
September 1004
August 987
July 847

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

reactivated
June 453
May 474
April 527
March 493
February 420
2021 January 450
December 421
November 472
October 422
September 489
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542
April 541
March 542
February 513
2020 January 486
December 391
November 436
October 515
September 490
August 456
July 415

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
June 188
May 230
April 242
March 276
February 303
2021 January 245
December 253
November 250
October 280
September 282
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259
April 235
March 318
February 307
2020 January 281
December 191
November 229
October 264
September 308
August 289
July 245

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
June 2656
May 2629
April 2595
March 2544
February 2516
2021 January 2486
December 2468
November 2453
October 2417
September 2400
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326
April 2340
March 2337
February 2332
2020 January 2321
December 2317
November 2310
October 2303
September 2254
August 2252
July 2242

Parked and forwarded domains

Number of parked (red) and forwarded (green) domains

parkedforwarded
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
September 14515 8042
Ágúst 14414 7917
Júlí 14279 7846
Júní 14183 7757
Maí 13964 7657
Apríl 13871 7562
Mars 13838 7455
Febrúar 13866 7418
2020 Janúar 13804 7359
Desember 13760 7319
Nóvember 13678 7234
Október 13611 7138
September 13448 7099
Ágúst 13419 7063

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
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
August 4884 22 8 4 8
July 4219 26 3 1 4
June 4225 24 10 5 4
May 4871 35 10 2 4
April 5178 28 11 4 5
March 5798 33 4 1 1
February 5120 35 4 2 3
2020 January 5875 44 10 14 5
December 4568 13 8 3 4
November 4488 50 5 2 0
October 5246 19 6 3 2
September 4887 32 4 2 4
August 4698 25 10 2 6
July 3948 41 16 4 3

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
June 96
May 103
April 130
March 146
February 97
2021 January 168
December 158
November 140
October 149
September 149
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138
April 182
March 133
February 92
2020 January 109
December 873
November 87
October 158
September 99
August 188
July 133

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1102 3 5122 4 5686
5 6937 6 7867 7 7744 8 7790
9 7480 10 6675 11 5626 12 4202
13 3282 14 2596 15 1919 16 1523
17 1029 18 735 19 552 20 375
21 242 22 163 23 110 24 77
25 51 26 34 27 26 28 13
29 11 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 3 34 5 35 1 37 1
38 1 39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 40 1 334 2 142 3 129
4 89 5 62 6 43 7 53
8 45 9 38 a 4731 á 71
b 5059 c 2772 d 2488 ð 1
e 2875 é 5 f 4208 g 3688
h 5330 i 3520 í 102 j 1360
k 3156 l 3681 m 4382 n 2680
o 1704 ó 30 p 3054 q 197
r 3256 s 8747 t 4078 u 1025
ú 33 v 3438 w 1078 x 273
y 413 ý 2 z 392 þ 159
æ 19 ö 64

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 55548
US 7196
DE 1909
GB 1885
NO 1822
SE 1069
CA 1018
DK 784
CH 728
NL 605
FR 497
AU 399
BZ 357
IT 315
IN 286
KN 250
ES 247
AT 214
RU 194
CN 193

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5377
105 Reykjavík 5067
108 Reykjavík 3908
110 Reykjavík 3486
200 Kópavogi 2852
104 Reykjavík 2782
210 Garðabæ 2668
220 Hafnarfirði 2361
112 Reykjavík 1993
201 Kópavogi 1800
270 Mosfellsbæ 1675
221 Hafnarfirði 1372
600 Akureyri 1366
203 Kópavogi 1331
109 Reykjavík 1223
107 Reykjavík 1105
113 Reykjavík 1053
800 Selfossi 923
230 Reykjanesbæ 889
103 Reykjavík 765

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 28098
Kópavogi 5999
Hafnarfirði 3768
Garðabæ 3088
Akureyri 2026
Mosfellsbæ 1793
Reykjanesbæ 1711
Selfossi 1388
Seltjarnarnesi 686
Akranesi 465
Borgarnesi 386
Egilsstöðum 375
Grindavík 353
Vestmannaeyjum 291
Hveragerði 278
Ísafirði 277
Sauðárkróki 263
Húsavík 261
Höfn í Hornafirði 259
Hellu 241

Companies hosting .IS domains

Percentage of .IS domains hosted by the largest hosting companies:

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.32  |  21 opex.is 0.49
2 cloudflare.com 5.75  |  22 awsdns.net 0.49
3 registrar-servers.com 2.39  |  23 awsdns.com 0.46
4 hysingar.is 1.92  |  24 t.is 0.46
5 hyp.net 1.88  |  25 eurodns.com 0.45
6 wixdns.net 1.49  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.45
7 simnet.is 1.33  |  27 awsdns.org 0.44
8 vist.is 1.29  |  28 iwantmyname.net 0.42
9 hysing.is 1.21  |  29 dreamhost.com 0.42
10 x.is 1.08  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.40
11 netvistun.is 1.06  |  31 vortex.is 0.40
12 c.is 1.03  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 wordpress.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.73  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.38
15 stefna.is 0.63  |  35 reykjavik.is 0.36
16 101domain.com 0.63  |  36 okhysing.is 0.36
17 midja.is 0.58  |  37 awsdns.co.uk 0.35
18 azure-dns.com 0.54  |  38 snerpa.is 0.34
19 thekking.is 0.53  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.33
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 udag.org 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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