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 12908 73174
2019 8517 60266
2018 5973 51749
2017 5221 45776
2016 4665 40555
2015 4393 35890
2014 3889 31497
2013 3681 27608
2012 3224 23927
2011 2685 20703
2010 2660 18018
2009 2459 15358
2008 2023 12899
2007 1754 10876
2006 1398 9122
2005 1401 7724
2004 1063 6323
2003 979 5260
2002 955 4281
2001 912 3326
2000 947 2414
1999 585 1467
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 648 3898
2019 391 3250
2018 307 2859
2017 260 2552
2016 224 2292
2015 183 2068
2014 259 1885
2013 185 1626
2012 194 1441
2011 127 1247
2010 167 1120
2009 178 953
2008 181 775
2007 191 594
2006 97 403
2005 264 306
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
April 734 55089 70.36 506 23202 29.64
March 828 54355 70.54 484 22696 29.46
February 747 53527 70.67 554 22212 29.33
2021 January 778 52780 70.90 486 21658 29.10
December 633 52002 71.07 498 21172 28.93
November 804 51369 71.30 430 20674 28.70
October 879 50565 71.41 434 20244 28.59
September 761 49686 71.49 406 19810 28.51
August 635 48925 71.60 403 19404 28.40
July 543 48290 71.76 486 19001 28.24
June 560 47747 72.06 456 18515 27.94
May 891 47187 72.32 491 18059 27.68
April 742 46296 72.49 482 17568 27.51
March 643 45554 72.72 251 17086 27.28
February 444 44911 72.74 270 16835 27.26
2020 January 516 44467 72.86 250 16565 27.14
December 372 43951 72.93 257 16315 27.07
November 516 43579 73.07 255 16058 26.93
October 488 43063 73.15 267 15803 26.85
September 461 42575 73.26 316 15536 26.74
August 384 42114 73.45 286 15220 26.55
July 376 41730 73.64 372 14934 26.36
June 322 41354 73.96 280 14562 26.04
May 406 41032 74.18 371 14282 25.82

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
April 473 23859
March 517 23386
February 443 22869
2021 January 528 22426
December 399 21898
November 495 21499
October 554 21004
September 496 20450
August 410 19954
July 368 19544
June 348 19176
May 615 18828
April 473 18213
March 380 17740
February 266 17360
2020 January 295 17094
December 223 16799
November 281 16576
October 265 16295
September 253 16030
August 217 15777
July 226 15560
June 177 15334
May 225 15157

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 60
70-80 759
60-70 2764
50-60 5091
40-50 6933
30-40 6196
20-30 1989
10-20 61
0-10 0
Mean age 46,8

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 1264 766 5218
02 1301 714 5067
03 1312 894 5411
04 1240 1224 5442
05 0 1382 5255
06 0 1016 4477
07 0 1029 4201
08 0 1038 4606
09 0 1167 5211
10 0 1313 5565
11 0 1234 5371
12 0 1131 4448

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 7
29-30 4
28-29 7
27-28 10
26-27 21
25-26 57
24-25 133
23-24 334
22-23 500
21-22 708
20-21 1017
19-20 892
18-19 953
17-18 988
16-17 1255
15-16 1330
14-15 1507
13-14 1803
12-13 2237
11-12 2484
10-11 2689
9-10 2946
8-9 3366
7-8 3872
6-7 3944
5-6 4535
4-5 4905
3-4 5360
2-3 6691
1-2 9307
0-1 14424
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] %
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
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

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]
15. May 18 [7/11] 16 [7/9 ] 2 [0/2]
14. May 45 [17/28] 20 [11/9 ] 25 [6/19]
13. May 34 [18/16] 28 [7/21 ] 6 [11/-5]
12. May 50 [27/23] 31 [12/19 ] 19 [15/4]
11. May 48 [25/23] 65 [14/51 ] -17 [11/-28]
10. May 52 [31/21] 21 [7/14 ] 31 [24/7]
09. May 24 [12/12] 19 [8/11 ] 5 [4/1]
08. May 22 [14/8] 21 [7/14 ] 1 [7/-6]
07. May 56 [29/27] 22 [13/9 ] 34 [16/18]
06. May 61 [33/28] 28 [11/17 ] 33 [22/11]
05. May 64 [35/29] 20 [12/8 ] 44 [23/21]
04. May 61 [33/28] 36 [9/27 ] 25 [24/1]
03. May 49 [31/18] 29 [18/11 ] 20 [13/7]
02. May 26 [13/13] 25 [13/12 ] 1 [0/1]
01. May 36 [17/19] 16 [7/9 ] 20 [10/10]
30. Apr 37 [23/14] 26 [16/10 ] 11 [7/4]
29. Apr 46 [34/12] 18 [6/12 ] 28 [28/0]
28. Apr 60 [25/35] 21 [14/7 ] 39 [11/28]
27. Apr 46 [29/17] 25 [14/11 ] 21 [15/6]
26. Apr 38 [25/13] 19 [11/8 ] 19 [14/5]
25. Apr 22 [10/12] 7 [3/4 ] 15 [7/8]
24. Apr 30 [13/17] 23 [10/13 ] 7 [3/4]
23. Apr 49 [33/16] 17 [7/10 ] 32 [26/6]
22. Apr 33 [13/20] 24 [13/11 ] 9 [0/9]
21. Apr 40 [24/16] 23 [17/6 ] 17 [7/10]
20. Apr 49 [32/17] 25 [13/12 ] 24 [19/5]
19. Apr 51 [32/19] 23 [13/10 ] 28 [19/9]
18. Apr 27 [17/10] 9 [5/4 ] 18 [12/6]
17. Apr 32 [20/12] 19 [13/6 ] 13 [7/6]
16. Apr 48 [24/24] 25 [17/8 ] 23 [7/16]
15. Apr 54 [38/16] 26 [15/11 ] 28 [23/5]
Total     1308 [734/574] 727 [343/384] 581 [391/190]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 5786 2924 2862
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 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
June 916 31
May 1078 49

Deleted domains

deleted
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
June 719
May 769

Registration changes

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

changed
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
June 1096
May 1395

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 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
June 920
May 1202

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

reactivated
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
June 424
May 554

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
June 187
May 251

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
June 2220
May 2195

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Júlí 13182 6990
Júní 13151 6949

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 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
June 3893 31 4 5 4
May 4791 38 6 1 8

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
June 107
May 168

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1106 3 5198 4 5636
5 6858 6 7805 7 7637 8 7717
9 7383 10 6609 11 5553 12 4162
13 3240 14 2554 15 1882 16 1500
17 1025 18 725 19 542 20 371
21 239 22 161 23 111 24 76
25 51 26 33 27 25 28 11
29 11 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 3 34 5 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 41 1 334 2 141 3 129
4 84 5 64 6 42 7 55
8 45 9 39 a 4669 á 72
b 4998 c 2767 d 2514 ð 1
e 2854 é 5 f 4154 g 3643
h 5280 i 3516 í 102 j 1331
k 3128 l 3658 m 4304 n 2676
o 1724 ó 30 p 3015 q 190
r 3216 s 8668 t 4015 u 1006
ú 34 v 3370 w 1069 x 264
y 417 ý 2 z 395 þ 156
æ 20 ö 60

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 55067
US 7084
GB 1916
DE 1886
NO 1787
SE 1035
CA 1012
DK 782
CH 706
NL 596
FR 495
AU 398
BZ 368
IT 311
IN 283
ES 250
KN 239
AT 212
RU 192
CN 181

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5184
105 Reykjavík 5008
108 Reykjavík 3930
110 Reykjavík 3447
200 Kópavogi 2815
104 Reykjavík 2757
210 Garðabæ 2621
220 Hafnarfirði 2338
112 Reykjavík 1994
201 Kópavogi 1819
270 Mosfellsbæ 1627
600 Akureyri 1356
221 Hafnarfirði 1349
203 Kópavogi 1236
109 Reykjavík 1209
113 Reykjavík 1125
107 Reykjavík 1093
103 Reykjavík 957
800 Selfossi 920
230 Reykjanesbæ 888

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 28018
Kópavogi 5886
Hafnarfirði 3723
Garðabæ 3028
Akureyri 2014
Mosfellsbæ 1747
Reykjanesbæ 1681
Selfossi 1379
Seltjarnarnesi 675
Akranesi 463
Borgarnesi 392
Egilsstöðum 377
Grindavík 337
Vestmannaeyjum 278
Hveragerði 277
Ísafirði 274
Höfn í Hornafirði 262
Húsavík 258
Sauðárkróki 254
Hellu 242

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.43  |  21 opex.is 0.51
2 cloudflare.com 5.64  |  22 awsdns.com 0.50
3 registrar-servers.com 2.55  |  23 awsdns.net 0.48
4 hysingar.is 1.94  |  24 t.is 0.47
5 hyp.net 1.86  |  25 eurodns.com 0.45
6 wixdns.net 1.44  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.45
7 simnet.is 1.37  |  27 iwantmyname.net 0.44
8 vist.is 1.30  |  28 awsdns.org 0.43
9 hysing.is 1.22  |  29 dreamhost.com 0.42
10 x.is 1.11  |  30 vortex.is 0.39
11 c.is 1.08  |  31 microsoftonline.com 0.39
12 netvistun.is 1.06  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 wordpress.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.75  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.38
15 101domain.com 0.63  |  35 okhysing.is 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.63  |  36 reykjavik.is 0.36
17 midja.is 0.58  |  37 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
18 azure-dns.com 0.56  |  38 snerpa.is 0.34
19 thekking.is 0.53  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.34
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 dacoda.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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