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 11290 69635
2019 7836 58345
2018 5695 50509
2017 5025 44814
2016 4504 39789
2015 4265 35285
2014 3811 31020
2013 3579 27209
2012 3155 23630
2011 2625 20475
2010 2634 17850
2009 2421 15216
2008 1996 12795
2007 1735 10799
2006 1391 9064
2005 1388 7673
2004 1057 6285
2003 970 5228
2002 948 4258
2001 907 3310
2000 940 2403
1999 582 1463
1998 430 881
1997 269 451
1996 82 182

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

yearregisteredtotal
2020 590 3766
2019 378 3176
2018 295 2798
2017 251 2503
2016 218 2252
2015 178 2034
2014 258 1856
2013 183 1598
2012 190 1415
2011 120 1225
2010 165 1105
2009 174 940
2008 179 766
2007 189 587
2006 96 398
2005 260 302
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
September 638 56324 70.07 649 24061 29.93
August 551 55686 70.40 557 23412 29.60
July 499 55135 70.69 445 22855 29.31
June 644 54636 70.91 417 22410 29.09
May 680 53992 71.06 594 21993 28.94
April 728 53312 71.36 501 21399 28.64
March 822 52584 71.56 471 20898 28.44
February 747 51762 71.70 549 20427 28.30
2021 January 777 51015 71.96 481 19878 28.04
December 630 50238 72.14 495 19397 27.86
November 797 49608 72.41 427 18902 27.59
October 856 48811 72.54 411 18475 27.46
September 737 47955 72.64 403 18064 27.36
August 542 47218 72.78 260 17661 27.22
July 436 46676 72.84 292 17401 27.16
June 481 46240 72.99 315 17109 27.01
May 653 45759 73.15 308 16794 26.85
April 612 45106 73.23 285 16486 26.77
March 634 44494 73.31 243 16201 26.69
February 442 43860 73.32 270 15958 26.68
2020 January 514 43418 73.46 247 15688 26.54
December 370 42904 73.54 254 15441 26.46
November 511 42534 73.69 255 15187 26.31
October 473 42023 73.78 266 14932 26.22

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
September 331 24445
August 348 24114
July 304 23766
June 406 23462
May 409 23056
April 466 22647
March 509 22181
February 438 21672
2021 January 519 21234
December 392 20715
November 488 20323
October 537 19835
September 463 19298
August 332 18835
July 296 18503
June 287 18207
May 402 17920
April 360 17518
March 373 17158
February 266 16785
2020 January 289 16519
December 218 16230
November 278 16012
October 256 15734

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 58
70-80 754
60-70 2748
50-60 5262
40-50 7022
30-40 6384
20-30 2140
10-20 71
0-10 0
Mean age 46,6

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 1258 761 5204
02 1296 712 5061
03 1293 877 5385
04 1229 897 5035
05 1274 961 4875
06 1061 796 4137
07 944 728 3857
08 1108 802 4319
09 1287 1140 5160
10 0 1267 5524
11 0 1224 5354
12 0 1125 4440

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 5
29-30 4
28-29 6
27-28 10
26-27 39
25-26 69
24-25 223
23-24 399
22-23 526
21-22 880
20-21 962
19-20 925
18-19 933
17-18 1018
16-17 1356
15-16 1311
14-15 1691
13-14 1801
12-13 2447
11-12 2520
10-11 2634
9-10 3098
8-9 3504
7-8 3752
6-7 4127
5-6 4373
4-5 4904
3-4 5520
2-3 7208
1-2 9765
0-1 14366
Mean age 6,5


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] %
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
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

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]
20. Oct 80 [33/47] 21 [13/8 ] 59 [20/39]
19. Oct 46 [18/28] 15 [12/3 ] 31 [6/25]
18. Oct 50 [25/25] 25 [14/11 ] 25 [11/14]
17. Oct 33 [16/17] 12 [6/6 ] 21 [10/11]
16. Oct 33 [11/22] 21 [11/10 ] 12 [0/12]
15. Oct 51 [28/23] 24 [15/9 ] 27 [13/14]
14. Oct 69 [43/26] 21 [16/5 ] 48 [27/21]
13. Oct 44 [21/23] 27 [18/9 ] 17 [3/14]
12. Oct 51 [32/19] 25 [19/6 ] 26 [13/13]
11. Oct 45 [23/22] 24 [16/8 ] 21 [7/14]
10. Oct 21 [5/16] 14 [10/4 ] 7 [-5/12]
09. Oct 28 [14/14] 17 [9/8 ] 11 [5/6]
08. Oct 52 [33/19] 24 [5/19 ] 28 [28/0]
07. Oct 54 [22/32] 23 [13/10 ] 31 [9/22]
06. Oct 51 [24/27] 24 [20/4 ] 27 [4/23]
05. Oct 57 [23/34] 29 [18/11 ] 28 [5/23]
04. Oct 45 [16/29] 19 [16/3 ] 26 [0/26]
03. Oct 28 [13/15] 19 [11/8 ] 9 [2/7]
02. Oct 10 [3/7] 22 [15/7 ] -12 [-12/0]
01. Oct 53 [23/30] 15 [12/3 ] 38 [11/27]
30. Sep 46 [17/29] 14 [5/9 ] 32 [12/20]
29. Sep 69 [27/42] 21 [13/8 ] 48 [14/34]
28. Sep 52 [25/27] 18 [11/7 ] 34 [14/20]
27. Sep 41 [23/18] 27 [19/8 ] 14 [4/10]
26. Sep 34 [10/24] 16 [12/4 ] 18 [-2/20]
25. Sep 24 [6/18] 17 [7/10 ] 7 [-1/8]
24. Sep 44 [20/24] 46 [14/32 ] -2 [6/-8]
23. Sep 42 [19/23] 31 [16/15 ] 11 [3/8]
22. Sep 53 [26/27] 16 [11/5 ] 37 [15/22]
21. Sep 51 [24/27] 21 [14/7 ] 30 [10/20]
20. Sep 89 [68/21] 22 [9/13 ] 67 [59/8]
Total     1446 [691/755] 670 [400/270] 776 [291/485]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 11793 6604 5189
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
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
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

Deleted domains

deleted
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
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880
April 774
March 768
February 753
2020 January 656
December 712
November 683
October 671

Registration changes

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

changed
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
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981
April 1815
March 1434
February 1355
2020 January 1359
December 1131
November 1381
October 1252

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
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
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065

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

reactivated
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
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542
April 541
March 542
February 513
2020 January 486
December 391
November 436
October 515

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259
April 235
March 318
February 307
2020 January 281
December 191
November 229
October 264

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326
April 2340
March 2337
February 2332
2020 January 2321
December 2317
November 2310
October 2303

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
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

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
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
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138
April 182
March 133
February 92
2020 January 109
December 873
November 87
October 158

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1127 3 5246 4 5787
5 7066 6 7963 7 7913 8 7943
9 7611 10 6799 11 5695 12 4292
13 3313 14 2607 15 1957 16 1523
17 1053 18 743 19 557 20 382
21 241 22 164 23 115 24 79
25 52 26 32 27 27 28 12
29 12 30 10 31 4 32 5
33 3 34 5 35 1 37 1
38 1 39 2 40 1 56 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 48 1 342 2 145 3 136
4 94 5 59 6 43 7 52
8 48 9 38 a 4832 á 71
b 5155 c 2839 d 2536 ð 1
e 2924 é 5 f 4228 g 3737
h 5407 i 3564 í 104 j 1371
k 3175 l 3787 m 4508 n 2726
o 1736 ó 28 p 3071 q 208
r 3300 s 8912 t 4162 u 1034
ú 33 v 3490 w 1100 x 285
y 414 ý 2 z 400 þ 154
æ 21 ö 66

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 56329
US 7494
DE 1938
GB 1936
NO 1846
SE 1101
CA 1071
DK 743
CH 679
NL 606
FR 505
AU 414
BZ 352
IN 321
IT 320
KN 271
ES 255
AT 215
RU 203
CN 196

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5311
105 Reykjavík 5223
108 Reykjavík 3928
110 Reykjavík 3509
200 Kópavogi 2895
104 Reykjavík 2847
210 Garðabæ 2690
220 Hafnarfirði 2367
112 Reykjavík 1962
201 Kópavogi 1881
270 Mosfellsbæ 1721
221 Hafnarfirði 1411
600 Akureyri 1382
203 Kópavogi 1347
109 Reykjavík 1241
107 Reykjavík 1116
113 Reykjavík 1095
800 Selfossi 963
230 Reykjanesbæ 911
103 Reykjavík 790

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 28379
Kópavogi 6139
Hafnarfirði 3812
Garðabæ 3120
Akureyri 2047
Mosfellsbæ 1846
Reykjanesbæ 1751
Selfossi 1431
Seltjarnarnesi 703
Akranesi 491
Grindavík 405
Borgarnesi 391
Egilsstöðum 375
Vestmannaeyjum 294
Hveragerði 289
Ísafirði 279
Húsavík 272
Sauðárkróki 257
Höfn í Hornafirði 253
Hellu 251

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.14  |  21 awsdns.net 0.49
2 cloudflare.com 5.93  |  22 opex.is 0.47
3 registrar-servers.com 2.25  |  23 awsdns.com 0.45
4 hysingar.is 1.90  |  24 eurodns.com 0.45
5 hyp.net 1.88  |  25 awsdns.org 0.45
6 wixdns.net 1.51  |  26 t.is 0.44
7 vist.is 1.44  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.44
8 hysing.is 1.20  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.41
9 simnet.is 1.13  |  29 iwantmyname.net 0.41
10 x.is 1.04  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.41
11 netvistun.is 1.03  |  31 vortex.is 0.39
12 c.is 0.99  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 wordpress.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.71  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.36
15 stefna.is 0.63  |  35 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
16 101domain.com 0.61  |  36 okhysing.is 0.36
17 azure-dns.com 0.60  |  37 reykjavik.is 0.36
18 midja.is 0.57  |  38 snerpa.is 0.34
19 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.32
20 thekking.is 0.52  |  40 bluehost.com 0.31

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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