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
2019 10115 64526
2018 6584 54411
2017 5705 47827
2016 4991 42122
2015 4664 37131
2014 4109 32467
2013 3854 28358
2012 3340 24504
2011 2777 21164
2010 2742 18387
2009 2538 15645
2008 2065 13107
2007 1797 11042
2006 1431 9245
2005 1419 7814
2004 1081 6395
2003 991 5314
2002 965 4323
2001 922 3358
2000 954 2436
1999 592 1482
1998 435 890
1997 271 455
1996 83 184
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 462 3438
2018 337 2976
2017 278 2639
2016 238 2361
2015 192 2123
2014 263 1931
2013 193 1668
2012 200 1475
2011 134 1275
2010 175 1141
2009 183 966
2008 184 783
2007 193 599
2006 98 406
2005 266 308
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
August 643 51874 70.65 408 21553 29.35
July 550 51231 70.78 492 21145 29.22
June 566 50681 71.05 459 20653 28.95
May 917 50115 71.28 495 20194 28.72
April 768 49198 71.41 485 19699 28.59
March 786 48430 71.60 381 19214 28.40
February 554 47644 71.67 399 18833 28.33
2020 January 627 47090 71.87 371 18434 28.13
December 430 46463 72.01 396 18063 27.99
November 621 46033 72.27 387 17667 27.73
October 626 45412 72.44 397 17280 27.56
September 605 44786 72.62 472 16883 27.38
August 481 44181 72.92 441 16411 27.08
July 383 43700 73.24 378 15970 26.76
June 323 43317 73.53 282 15592 26.47
May 416 42994 73.74 372 15310 26.26
April 436 42578 74.03 621 14938 25.97
March 458 42142 74.64 200 14317 25.36
February 435 41684 74.70 260 14117 25.30
2019 January 474 41249 74.85 221 13857 25.15
December 266 40775 74.94 206 13636 25.06
November 400 40509 75.10 187 13430 24.90
October 502 40109 75.18 204 13243 24.82
September 389 39607 75.23 169 13039 24.77

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
August 426 21834
July 380 21408
June 352 21028
May 643 20676
April 493 20033
March 489 19540
February 358 19051
2020 January 381 18693
December 271 18312
November 364 18041
October 378 17677
September 365 17299
August 292 16934
July 236 16642
June 181 16406
May 237 16225
April 244 15988
March 270 15744
February 228 15474
2019 January 268 15246
December 151 14978
November 219 14827
October 272 14608
September 196 14336

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 46
70-80 627
60-70 2474
50-60 4692
40-50 6171
30-40 5762
20-30 1980
10-20 78
0-10 0
Mean age 46,3

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
01 998 695 4887
02 953 695 4785
03 1167 658 5140
04 1253 1057 4444
05 1412 788 4514
06 1025 605 3896
07 1042 761 3471
08 1051 922 4221
09 0 1077 4767
10 0 1023 5167
11 0 1008 4989
12 0 826 4136

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 6
29-30 8
28-29 4
27-28 6
26-27 9
25-26 32
24-25 70
23-24 194
22-23 392
21-22 521
20-21 865
19-20 993
18-19 926
17-18 968
16-17 1012
15-16 1370
14-15 1342
13-14 1693
12-13 1878
11-12 2479
10-11 2637
9-10 2784
8-9 3208
7-8 3724
6-7 4024
5-6 4458
4-5 4740
3-4 5530
2-3 6225
1-2 8511
0-1 12817
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] %
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
Október. 1029 [634 / 395] 1.47 671 [429 / 242] 0.96 358 [205 / 153] 0.51
September. 1128 [651 / 477] 1.62 619 [396 / 223] 0.89 509 [255 / 254] 0.73
Ágúst. 962 [522 / 440] 1.39 634 [392 / 242] 0.92 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí. 1197 [537 / 660] 1.74 620 [374 / 246] 0.90 577 [163 / 414] 0.84
Júní. 916 [436 / 480] 1.34 719 [430 / 289] 1.06 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí. 1078 [519 / 559] 1.59 769 [438 / 331] 1.13 309 [81 / 228] 0.45
Apríl. 1549 [589 / 960] 2.29 809 [503 / 306] 1.20 740 [86 / 654] 1.09
Mars. 971 [615 / 356] 1.45 775 [495 / 280] 1.16 196 [120 / 76] 0.29
Febrúar. 922 [577 / 345] 1.38 714 [449 / 265] 1.07 208 [128 / 80] 0.31
2019 Janúar. 976 [649 / 327] 1.47 649 [407 / 242] 0.98 327 [242 / 85] 0.49

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]
21. Sep 54 [41/13] 31 [15/16 ] 23 [26/-3]
20. Sep 36 [17/19] 20 [10/10 ] 16 [7/9]
19. Sep 24 [17/7] 24 [12/12 ] 0 [5/-5]
18. Sep 42 [29/13] 25 [16/9 ] 17 [13/4]
17. Sep 38 [27/11] 26 [14/12 ] 12 [13/-1]
16. Sep 42 [27/15] 23 [16/7 ] 19 [11/8]
15. Sep 38 [23/15] 23 [12/11 ] 15 [11/4]
14. Sep 56 [34/22] 29 [16/13 ] 27 [18/9]
13. Sep 18 [10/8] 30 [14/16 ] -12 [-4/-8]
12. Sep 26 [19/7] 16 [13/3 ] 10 [6/4]
11. Sep 41 [24/17] 16 [8/8 ] 25 [16/9]
10. Sep 30 [22/8] 26 [17/9 ] 4 [5/-1]
09. Sep 45 [33/12] 31 [19/12 ] 14 [14/0]
08. Sep 42 [28/14] 16 [10/6 ] 26 [18/8]
07. Sep 40 [25/15] 27 [18/9 ] 13 [7/6]
06. Sep 15 [9/6] 16 [6/10 ] -1 [3/-4]
05. Sep 20 [9/11] 7 [4/3 ] 13 [5/8]
04. Sep 49 [34/15] 20 [8/12 ] 29 [26/3]
03. Sep 46 [33/13] 26 [17/9 ] 20 [16/4]
02. Sep 50 [38/12] 26 [15/11 ] 24 [23/1]
01. Sep 46 [33/13] 25 [15/10 ] 21 [18/3]
31. Aug 52 [33/19] 38 [21/17 ] 14 [12/2]
30. Aug 18 [14/4] 15 [4/11 ] 3 [10/-7]
29. Aug 19 [8/11] 23 [8/15 ] -4 [0/-4]
28. Aug 30 [18/12] 38 [25/13 ] -8 [-7/-1]
27. Aug 32 [22/10] 20 [18/2 ] 12 [4/8]
26. Aug 49 [31/18] 23 [10/13 ] 26 [21/5]
25. Aug 47 [32/15] 34 [24/10 ] 13 [8/5]
24. Aug 26 [19/7] 27 [20/7 ] -1 [-1/0]
23. Aug 21 [11/10] 21 [11/10 ] 0 [0/0]
22. Aug 18 [8/10] 17 [5/12 ] 1 [3/-2]
Total     1110 [728/382] 739 [421/318] 371 [307/64]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 9790 6430 3360
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
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
June 916 31
May 1078 49
April 1549 43
March 971 50
February 922 33
2019 January 976 48
December 666 39
November 801 35
October 949 51
September 770 35

Deleted domains

deleted
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
June 719
May 769
April 809
March 775
February 714
2019 January 649
December 639
November 644
October 743
September 616

Registration changes

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

changed
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
June 1096
May 1395
April 2953
March 1050
February 1092
2019 January 1124
December 829
November 1189
October 1183
September 1170

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 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
June 920
May 1202
April 1166
March 1296
February 1059
2019 January 1193
December 837
November 1003
October 1050
September 1046

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

reactivated
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
June 424
May 554
April 480
March 590
February 506
2019 January 465
December 406
November 514
October 466
September 451

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
June 187
May 251
April 187
March 182
February 316
2019 January 324
December 209
November 248
October 219
September 325

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
June 2220
May 2195
April 2184
March 2181
February 2175
2019 January 2151
December 2113
November 2101
October 2026
September 1955

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Júlí 13182 6990
Júní 13151 6949
Maí 13051 6893
Apríl 12844 6872
Mars 12770 6826
Febrúar 12626 6816
2019 Janúar 12601 6764
Desember 12553 6732
Nóvember 12579 6681
Október 12435 6681

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 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
June 3893 31 4 5 4
May 4791 38 6 1 8
April 4656 19 8 2 4
March 5392 35 5 5 8
February 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 January 5785 34 7 7 5
December 4379 15 9 2 6
November 4651 28 10 5 6
October 4877 28 4 1 4
September 4705 29 5 6 5

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
June 107
May 168
April 187
March 110
February 130
2019 January 132
December 94
November 139
October 124
September 98

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1080 3 4872 4 5207
5 6440 6 7293 7 7104 8 7185
9 6921 10 6200 11 5204 12 3883
13 3100 14 2409 15 1792 16 1434
17 971 18 706 19 522 20 348
21 234 22 157 23 107 24 74
25 47 26 32 27 20 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 3 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 33 1 298 2 139 3 117
4 79 5 52 6 33 7 45
8 44 9 37 a 4437 á 71
b 4688 c 2544 d 2354 ð 1
e 2689 é 6 f 3905 g 3427
h 4898 i 3386 í 94 j 1249
k 2917 l 3420 m 4024 n 2535
o 1624 ó 29 p 2811 q 169
r 3038 s 8106 t 3828 u 920
ú 32 v 3157 w 1010 x 242
y 384 ý 2 z 341 þ 141
æ 19 ö 58

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 51807
US 6506
DE 1816
GB 1815
NO 1705
SE 1025
CA 860
DK 782
CH 707
NL 596
FR 464
BZ 381
AU 328
IT 304
IN 222
ES 221
AT 207
CN 188
KN 174
RU 172

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5092
105 Reykjavík 5065
108 Reykjavík 3652
110 Reykjavík 3233
200 Kópavogi 2695
104 Reykjavík 2608
210 Garðabæ 2395
220 Hafnarfirði 2175
112 Reykjavík 1904
201 Kópavogi 1749
270 Mosfellsbæ 1469
600 Akureyri 1252
221 Hafnarfirði 1234
203 Kópavogi 1195
109 Reykjavík 1179
107 Reykjavík 1047
113 Reykjavík 1021
800 Selfossi 868
230 Reykjanesbæ 826
103 Reykjavík 689

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 26541
Kópavogi 5652
Hafnarfirði 3435
Garðabæ 2837
Akureyri 1880
Mosfellsbæ 1576
Reykjanesbæ 1479
Selfossi 1309
Seltjarnarnesi 652
Akranesi 420
Borgarnesi 389
Egilsstöðum 313
Grindavík 277
Höfn í Hornafirði 272
Vestmannaeyjum 267
Húsavík 255
Ísafirði 251
Hveragerði 242
Sauðárkróki 230
Hellu 212

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.76  |  21 markmonitor.com 0.52
2 cloudflare.com 4.86  |  22 t.is 0.52
3 registrar-servers.com 2.92  |  23 iwantmyname.net 0.50
4 hysingar.is 2.07  |  24 awsdns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 1.91  |  25 eurodns.com 0.47
6 simnet.is 1.60  |  26 awsdns.net 0.46
7 vist.is 1.33  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.45
8 hysing.is 1.32  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.43
9 x.is 1.29  |  29 awsdns.org 0.41
10 wixdns.net 1.24  |  30 vortex.is 0.41
11 c.is 1.22  |  31 googledomains.com 0.39
12 netvistun.is 1.08  |  32 reykjavik.is 0.38
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 dg.is 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.37
15 101domain.com 0.71  |  35 microsoftonline.com 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.66  |  36 wordpress.com 0.36
17 opex.is 0.63  |  37 udag.org 0.36
18 midja.is 0.62  |  38 nethonnun.is 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.58  |  39 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
20 azure-dns.com 0.53  |  40 snerpa.is 0.36

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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