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 9244 62574
2018 6308 53330
2017 5542 47022
2016 4867 41480
2015 4548 36613
2014 4015 32065
2013 3785 28050
2012 3290 24265
2011 2735 20975
2010 2706 18240
2009 2505 15534
2008 2049 13029
2007 1780 10980
2006 1418 9200
2005 1414 7782
2004 1076 6368
2003 987 5292
2002 961 4305
2001 919 3344
2000 950 2425
1999 589 1475
1998 433 886
1997 270 453
1996 83 183
1995 56 100

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 413 3345
2018 326 2932
2017 270 2606
2016 234 2336
2015 188 2102
2014 261 1914
2013 189 1653
2012 200 1464
2011 127 1264
2010 172 1137
2009 183 965
2008 184 782
2007 193 598
2006 97 405
2005 266 308
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
November 809 53158 70.71 435 22019 29.29
October 883 52349 70.81 434 21584 29.19
September 770 51466 70.87 406 21150 29.13
August 640 50696 70.96 405 20744 29.04
July 550 50056 71.11 489 20339 28.89
June 565 49506 71.38 457 19850 28.62
May 912 48941 71.62 491 19393 28.38
April 766 48029 71.76 484 18902 28.24
March 783 47263 71.96 379 18418 28.04
February 552 46480 72.04 399 18039 27.96
2020 January 626 45928 72.25 368 17640 27.75
December 416 45302 72.40 392 17272 27.60
November 604 44886 72.67 384 16880 27.33
October 494 44282 72.86 277 16496 27.14
September 461 43788 72.97 317 16219 27.03
August 385 43327 73.15 286 15902 26.85
July 378 42942 73.33 372 15616 26.67
June 323 42564 73.63 281 15244 26.37
May 412 42241 73.84 371 14963 26.16
April 434 41829 74.14 619 14592 25.86
March 455 41395 74.76 200 13973 25.24
February 430 40940 74.83 260 13773 25.17
2019 January 472 40510 74.99 221 13513 25.01
December 264 40038 75.08 204 13292 24.92

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
November 508 22632
October 556 22124
September 509 21568
August 412 21059
July 373 20647
June 347 20274
May 636 19927
April 490 19291
March 487 18801
February 354 18314
2020 January 376 17960
December 255 17584
November 345 17329
October 271 16984
September 253 16713
August 219 16460
July 233 16241
June 178 16008
May 235 15830
April 244 15595
March 267 15351
February 224 15084
2019 January 267 14860
December 148 14593

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 44
70-80 629
60-70 2479
50-60 4828
40-50 6451
30-40 5979
20-30 2133
10-20 86
0-10 0
Mean age 46,1

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
01 994 693 4879
02 951 690 4775
03 1162 655 5133
04 1250 1053 4437
05 1403 783 4509
06 1022 604 3888
07 1039 750 3459
08 1045 671 3940
09 1176 778 4438
10 1317 771 4835
11 1244 988 4933
12 0 808 4110

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 10
29-30 4
28-29 4
27-28 6
26-27 12
25-26 51
24-25 82
23-24 256
22-23 423
21-22 583
20-21 934
19-20 937
18-19 970
17-18 978
16-17 1021
15-16 1424
14-15 1409
13-14 1763
12-13 2020
11-12 2472
10-11 2662
9-10 2740
8-9 3278
7-8 3757
6-7 4008
5-6 4502
4-5 4787
3-4 5480
2-3 6294
1-2 8932
0-1 13377
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] %
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
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

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]
02. Dec 44 [24/20] 20 [7/13 ] 24 [17/7]
01. Dec 57 [37/20] 14 [10/4 ] 43 [27/16]
30. Nov 36 [26/10] 20 [11/9 ] 16 [15/1]
29. Nov 26 [13/13] 23 [18/5 ] 3 [-5/8]
28. Nov 28 [16/12] 15 [7/8 ] 13 [9/4]
27. Nov 41 [24/17] 17 [5/12 ] 24 [19/5]
26. Nov 33 [24/9] 11 [7/4 ] 22 [17/5]
25. Nov 45 [33/12] 21 [11/10 ] 24 [22/2]
24. Nov 48 [30/18] 15 [11/4 ] 33 [19/14]
23. Nov 52 [34/18] 18 [11/7 ] 34 [23/11]
22. Nov 23 [15/8] 25 [20/5 ] -2 [-5/3]
21. Nov 30 [15/15] 18 [9/9 ] 12 [6/6]
20. Nov 50 [34/16] 21 [17/4 ] 29 [17/12]
19. Nov 51 [41/10] 20 [10/10 ] 31 [31/0]
18. Nov 47 [30/17] 19 [10/9 ] 28 [20/8]
17. Nov 46 [34/12] 15 [7/8 ] 31 [27/4]
16. Nov 39 [26/13] 23 [13/10 ] 16 [13/3]
15. Nov 34 [20/14] 19 [12/7 ] 15 [8/7]
14. Nov 19 [10/9] 14 [11/3 ] 5 [-1/6]
13. Nov 42 [33/9] 12 [5/7 ] 30 [28/2]
12. Nov 62 [27/35] 24 [17/7 ] 38 [10/28]
11. Nov 63 [45/18] 31 [13/18 ] 32 [32/0]
10. Nov 60 [38/22] 22 [16/6 ] 38 [22/16]
09. Nov 49 [29/20] 25 [19/6 ] 24 [10/14]
08. Nov 29 [15/14] 18 [11/7 ] 11 [4/7]
07. Nov 21 [13/8] 6 [5/1 ] 15 [8/7]
06. Nov 43 [26/17] 22 [13/9 ] 21 [13/8]
05. Nov 48 [35/13] 21 [11/10 ] 27 [24/3]
04. Nov 44 [33/11] 31 [14/17 ] 13 [19/-6]
03. Nov 57 [38/19] 25 [15/10 ] 32 [23/9]
02. Nov 62 [44/18] 32 [21/11 ] 30 [23/7]
Total     1329 [862/467] 617 [367/250] 712 [495/217]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 12857 7988 4869
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
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
June 916 31
May 1078 49
April 1549 43
March 971 50
February 922 33
2019 January 976 48
December 666 39

Deleted domains

deleted
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
June 719
May 769
April 809
March 775
February 714
2019 January 649
December 639

Registration changes

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

changed
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
June 1096
May 1395
April 2953
March 1050
February 1092
2019 January 1124
December 829

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
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
June 920
May 1202
April 1166
March 1296
February 1059
2019 January 1193
December 837

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

reactivated
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
June 424
May 554
April 480
March 590
February 506
2019 January 465
December 406

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
June 187
May 251
April 187
March 182
February 316
2019 January 324
December 209

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
June 2220
May 2195
April 2184
March 2181
February 2175
2019 January 2151
December 2113

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Júlí 13182 6990
Júní 13151 6949
Maí 13051 6893
Apríl 12844 6872
Mars 12770 6826
Febrúar 12626 6816
2019 Janúar 12601 6764

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
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
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
June 107
May 168
April 187
March 110
February 130
2019 January 132
December 94

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1091 3 5015 4 5385
5 6573 6 7513 7 7283 8 7386
9 7086 10 6354 11 5334 12 3983
13 3120 14 2456 15 1815 16 1441
17 971 18 720 19 525 20 361
21 236 22 159 23 108 24 77
25 46 26 32 27 21 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 4 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 306 2 142 3 124
4 82 5 55 6 38 7 46
8 45 9 39 a 4526 á 72
b 4792 c 2611 d 2413 ð 1
e 2750 é 6 f 3992 g 3501
h 5043 i 3431 í 100 j 1289
k 3012 l 3508 m 4130 n 2596
o 1651 ó 30 p 2867 q 173
r 3095 s 8312 t 3899 u 951
ú 33 v 3220 w 1034 x 252
y 395 ý 2 z 361 þ 148
æ 19 ö 56

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 53087
US 6644
DE 1847
GB 1831
NO 1710
SE 1031
CA 894
DK 774
CH 701
NL 596
FR 481
BZ 372
AU 345
IT 301
ES 248
IN 242
AT 210
KN 195
CN 184
BE 178

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5231
101 Reykjavík 5054
108 Reykjavík 3772
110 Reykjavík 3293
200 Kópavogi 2754
104 Reykjavík 2686
210 Garðabæ 2506
220 Hafnarfirði 2236
112 Reykjavík 1896
201 Kópavogi 1803
270 Mosfellsbæ 1523
600 Akureyri 1301
221 Hafnarfirði 1253
203 Kópavogi 1243
109 Reykjavík 1199
107 Reykjavík 1073
113 Reykjavík 1044
230 Reykjanesbæ 875
800 Selfossi 872
103 Reykjavík 699

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 27071
Kópavogi 5816
Hafnarfirði 3515
Garðabæ 2946
Akureyri 1942
Mosfellsbæ 1636
Reykjanesbæ 1553
Selfossi 1313
Seltjarnarnesi 672
Akranesi 435
Borgarnesi 389
Egilsstöðum 352
Grindavík 286
Vestmannaeyjum 271
Ísafirði 267
Höfn í Hornafirði 264
Hveragerði 264
Húsavík 256
Sauðárkróki 232
Hellu 231

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.63  |  21 markmonitor.com 0.52
2 cloudflare.com 5.15  |  22 t.is 0.50
3 registrar-servers.com 2.80  |  23 awsdns.com 0.50
4 hysingar.is 2.03  |  24 iwantmyname.net 0.47
5 hyp.net 1.86  |  25 eurodns.com 0.46
6 simnet.is 1.50  |  26 awsdns.net 0.46
7 vist.is 1.33  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.45
8 wixdns.net 1.32  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.43
9 hysing.is 1.28  |  29 awsdns.org 0.42
10 x.is 1.21  |  30 vortex.is 0.41
11 c.is 1.16  |  31 googledomains.com 0.39
12 netvistun.is 1.07  |  32 microsoftonline.com 0.38
13 xnet.is 0.88  |  33 wordpress.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.74  |  34 reykjavik.is 0.38
15 101domain.com 0.70  |  35 trademarkarea.com 0.38
16 stefna.is 0.65  |  36 okhysing.is 0.37
17 midja.is 0.61  |  37 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
18 opex.is 0.58  |  38 snerpa.is 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.56  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.35
20 azure-dns.com 0.53  |  40 udag.org 0.35

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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