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
2021 13582 79480
2020 9839 65898
2019 7247 56059
2018 5352 48812
2017 4787 43460
2016 4289 38673
2015 4068 34384
2014 3700 30316
2013 3448 26616
2012 3035 23168
2011 2557 20133
2010 2575 17576
2009 2374 15001
2008 1963 12627
2007 1705 10664
2006 1360 8959
2005 1377 7599
2004 1043 6222
2003 957 5179
2002 939 4222
2001 900 3283
2000 931 2383
1999 578 1452
1998 428 874
1997 265 446

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

yearregisteredtotal
2021 553 4162
2020 537 3609
2019 355 3072
2018 277 2717
2017 244 2440
2016 209 2196
2015 168 1987
2014 256 1819
2013 179 1563
2012 174 1384
2011 118 1210
2010 163 1092
2009 169 929
2008 178 760
2007 188 582
2006 93 394
2005 259 301
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
April 507 58039 68.70 456 26438 31.30
March 640 57532 68.89 706 25982 31.11
February 692 56892 69.24 555 25276 30.76
2022 January 780 56200 69.45 661 24721 30.55
December 537 55420 69.73 618 24060 30.27
November 616 54883 70.07 686 23442 29.93
October 670 54267 70.46 727 22756 29.54
September 636 53597 70.87 639 22029 29.13
August 542 52961 71.23 546 21390 28.77
July 496 52419 71.55 443 20844 28.45
June 634 51923 71.79 417 20401 28.21
May 661 51289 71.96 594 19984 28.04
April 695 50628 72.31 495 19390 27.69
March 668 49933 72.55 320 18895 27.45
February 599 49265 72.62 386 18575 27.38
2021 January 656 48666 72.79 301 18189 27.21
December 534 48010 72.86 300 17888 27.14
November 634 47476 72.97 276 17588 27.03
October 723 46842 73.01 273 17312 26.99
September 623 46119 73.02 274 17039 26.98
August 528 45496 73.07 255 16765 26.93
July 433 44968 73.14 291 16510 26.86
June 477 44535 73.30 314 16219 26.70
May 644 44058 73.48 306 15905 26.52

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
April 338 25373
March 402 25035
February 398 24633
2022 January 498 24235
December 325 23737
November 377 23412
October 415 23035
September 327 22620
August 341 22293
July 302 21952
June 401 21650
May 389 21249
April 441 20860
March 392 20419
February 335 20027
2021 January 418 19692
December 324 19274
November 363 18950
October 432 18587
September 384 18155
August 320 17771
July 289 17451
June 283 17162
May 386 16879

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 81
70-80 872
60-70 2958
50-60 5695
40-50 7376
30-40 6314
20-30 2001
10-20 70
0-10 0
Mean age 47.2

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 1441 957 5586
02 1247 985 5381
03 1346 988 5880
04 963 1190 5878
05 0 1255 5787
06 0 1051 4914
07 0 939 4573
08 0 1088 5073
09 0 1275 5749
10 0 1397 6163
11 0 1302 5926
12 0 1155 4994

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 7
28-29 9
27-28 21
26-27 57
25-26 131
24-25 330
23-24 497
22-23 700
21-22 999
20-21 879
19-20 938
18-19 964
17-18 1229
16-17 1307
15-16 1460
14-15 1755
13-14 2168
12-13 2400
11-12 2593
10-11 2777
9-10 3197
8-9 3619
7-8 3732
6-7 4200
5-6 4488
4-5 4897
3-4 5836
2-3 7810
1-2 11006
0-1 14455
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] %
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
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

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]
17. May 59 [20/39] 26 [14/12 ] 33 [6/27]
16. May 60 [16/44] 30 [11/19 ] 30 [5/25]
15. May 81 [8/73] 20 [9/11 ] 61 [-1/62]
14. May 16 [6/10] 20 [6/14 ] -4 [0/-4]
13. May 43 [19/24] 20 [10/10 ] 23 [9/14]
12. May 40 [18/22] 22 [11/11 ] 18 [7/11]
11. May 82 [33/49] 42 [20/22 ] 40 [13/27]
10. May 39 [19/20] 16 [9/7 ] 23 [10/13]
09. May 72 [22/50] 29 [11/18 ] 43 [11/32]
08. May 22 [12/10] 29 [12/17 ] -7 [0/-7]
07. May 49 [13/36] 27 [11/16 ] 22 [2/20]
06. May 37 [23/14] 21 [8/13 ] 16 [15/1]
05. May 33 [23/10] 45 [27/18 ] -12 [-4/-8]
04. May 38 [21/17] 17 [9/8 ] 21 [12/9]
03. May 39 [26/13] 30 [16/14 ] 9 [10/-1]
02. May 33 [14/19] 19 [13/6 ] 14 [1/13]
01. May 18 [12/6] 25 [11/14 ] -7 [1/-8]
30. Apr 25 [10/15] 19 [14/5 ] 6 [-4/10]
29. Apr 40 [20/20] 36 [15/21 ] 4 [5/-1]
28. Apr 40 [21/19] 30 [11/19 ] 10 [10/0]
27. Apr 28 [18/10] 27 [15/12 ] 1 [3/-2]
26. Apr 35 [22/13] 21 [12/9 ] 14 [10/4]
25. Apr 30 [17/13] 37 [26/11 ] -7 [-9/2]
24. Apr 19 [10/9] 21 [15/6 ] -2 [-5/3]
23. Apr 24 [20/4] 15 [8/7 ] 9 [12/-3]
22. Apr 35 [28/7] 17 [11/6 ] 18 [17/1]
21. Apr 39 [18/21] 20 [9/11 ] 19 [9/10]
20. Apr 44 [21/23] 30 [18/12 ] 14 [3/11]
19. Apr 51 [33/18] 24 [18/6 ] 27 [15/12]
18. Apr 34 [9/25] 20 [8/12 ] 14 [1/13]
17. Apr 20 [8/12] 23 [11/12 ] -3 [-3/0]
Total     1225 [560/665] 778 [399/379] 447 [161/286]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2022 5824 3294 2530
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

registered/IDN
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
August 1055 60
July 1044 59
June 1036 64
May 1425 61

Deleted domains

deleted
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
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880

Registration changes

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

changed
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
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981

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
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
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127

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

reactivated
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
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
September 14515 8042
Ágúst 14414 7917
Júlí 14279 7846
Júní 14183 7757

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
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
August 4884 22 8 4 8
July 4219 26 3 1 4
June 4225 24 10 5 4
May 4871 35 10 2 4

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1144 3 5588 4 6129
5 7445 6 8447 7 8310 8 8390
9 8060 10 7141 11 5936 12 4516
13 3450 14 2720 15 2040 16 1571
17 1076 18 748 19 576 20 399
21 241 22 162 23 111 24 75
25 51 26 30 27 24 28 12
29 13 30 10 31 3 32 4
33 2 34 5 35 1 37 1
38 1 39 2 40 2 56 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 49 1 380 2 165 3 146
4 107 5 66 6 56 7 58
8 60 9 36 a 5084 á 72
b 5427 c 3039 d 2698 ð 1
e 3048 é 6 f 4386 g 3886
h 5607 i 3686 í 108 j 1421
k 3323 l 3916 m 4849 n 2893
o 1861 ó 31 p 3264 q 226
r 3441 s 9343 t 4405 u 1059
ú 33 v 3631 w 1191 x 316
y 436 ý 2 z 425 þ 160
æ 21 ö 65

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 58060
US 8552
GB 2115
DE 2034
NO 1889
SE 1148
CA 1096
DK 719
CH 688
NL 660
FR 560
AU 423
IN 397
BZ 362
IT 345
KN 313
ES 307
CN 238
AT 224
RU 222

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5439
101 Reykjavík 5337
108 Reykjavík 3895
110 Reykjavík 3633
104 Reykjavík 2972
200 Kópavogi 2932
210 Garðabæ 2909
220 Hafnarfirði 2398
201 Kópavogi 2089
112 Reykjavík 2039
270 Mosfellsbæ 1703
221 Hafnarfirði 1510
600 Akureyri 1424
203 Kópavogi 1377
109 Reykjavík 1223
107 Reykjavík 1174
113 Reykjavík 1087
800 Selfossi 1044
230 Reykjanesbæ 938
103 Reykjavík 770

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 29083
Kópavogi 6409
Hafnarfirði 3944
Garðabæ 3357
Akureyri 2131
Mosfellsbæ 1832
Reykjanesbæ 1831
Selfossi 1542
Seltjarnarnesi 708
Akranesi 533
Grindavík 436
Borgarnesi 418
Egilsstöðum 381
Vestmannaeyjum 300
Ísafirði 295
Hveragerði 286
Húsavík 279
Höfn í Hornafirði 266
Sauðárkróki 263
Hellu 254

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 13.60  |  21 thekking.is 0.48
2 cloudflare.com 6.43  |  22 awsdns.net 0.48
3 registrar-servers.com 3.30  |  23 awsdns.com 0.46
4 hysingar.is 1.81  |  24 awsdns.org 0.46
5 hyp.net 1.79  |  25 digitalocean.com 0.44
6 vist.is 1.73  |  26 eurodns.com 0.43
7 wixdns.net 1.63  |  27 t.is 0.42
8 hysing.is 1.09  |  28 microsoftonline.com 0.40
9 netvistun.is 1.02  |  29 googledomains.com 0.39
10 x.is 0.96  |  30 dreamhost.com 0.39
11 c.is 0.93  |  31 wordpress.com 0.38
12 xnet.is 0.84  |  32 vortex.is 0.38
13 simnet.is 0.75  |  33 iwantmyname.net 0.38
14 azure-dns.com 0.70  |  34 awsdns.co.uk 0.38
15 cscdns.net 0.69  |  35 trademarkarea.com 0.36
16 siteground.net 0.60  |  36 dan.com 0.35
17 stefna.is 0.58  |  37 opex.is 0.34
18 101domain.com 0.57  |  38 okhysing.is 0.34
19 midja.is 0.56  |  39 reykjavik.is 0.33
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 snerpa.is 0.33

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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