Jun 18, 2024

Database maintenance

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC web will be in maintenance mode next Wednesday, 19th June, from 23:00-00:00 UTC. During the maintenance window, no new domains can be registered or changes made to already registered domains...
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Sep 20, 2023

Office closed until noon

Today the ISNIC office is closed until noon due to a study course for employees. The office will re-open at 13:00.
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Aug 18, 2023

Domain fee price change

The annual domain fee increased today by ISK 496, and the annual domain fee for customers outside Iceland by EUR 3. After the increase, the annual domain fee will be ISK 6,789, incl. 24% VAT, and EUR 34.90, without any taxes, to parties outside Iceland...
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Aug 3, 2023

ISNIC's office closed from Friday [4.8.] until Tuesday.

We at the ISNIC's office are taking an extra day off and adding Friday to the prolonged weekend. We encourage you to log in and renew your domain names in advance to avoid your domains expiring. Important domains should be put to auto-renewal...
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Jul 3, 2023

ISNIC's phone hours until August 14th.

Dear customers...
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Jun 26, 2023

Now possible to renew multiple domains at once!

Earlier this month, we announced the possibility of registering multiple .is domains simultaneously on a single invoice. Building upon that development, we have taken it a step further. It is now possible to renew multiple domains at once on a single invoice on isnic.is...
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Jun 6, 2023

Register multiple domains at the same time!

Registrants of .is domains can now register multiple .is domains at the same time on isnic.is! In the registration process, you can add multiple domains to the basket and register multiple domains at the same time on one invoice...
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May 30, 2023

ISNIC stops sending invoices by snail mail

ISNIC has decided to stop printing and sending invoices by the Icelandic Post. Customers who have chosen to receive invoices with the old method should make sure that the email address is correctly registered with ISNIC so that the invoice for the annual domain fee is...
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Apr 21, 2023

ISNIC's office closes at noon GMT today Friday 21.4.

Because of shorter working week in Iceland ISNIC's office closes at noon today, Friday the 21. of April. Yesterday was "First day of summer" (Sumardagurinn fyrsti) which is a public holiday in Iceland located on third Thursday in April – pretty much since the beginning of...
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Apr 5, 2023

ISNIC's office closed during the Easter holidays

ISNIC's office is closed from Thursday the 6th of April, until Tuesday the 11th of April at 09:00 GMT. Domain registrations are fully automatic and ISNIC's critical services will be unaffected. Answers to common questions and instructions can be found on the FAQ page...
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Mar 10, 2023

Fight fraudulent domains by registering them first

Beware of Typo squatting, URL hijacking, and Phishing domains! Those who operate important online services should always consider more than one version of the domains that refer to the name of the service, product, or company name...
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Oct 12, 2022

Third Anycast Cloud for ".is"

ISNIC systems administrators recently completed the deployment of a third anycast DNS cloud to handle DNS requests related to the Icelandic national top level domain ".IS". We have chosen the "RcodeZero DNS" service from our colleagues at NIC AT GmbH...
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Jul 28, 2022

Office closed on August 1st. (Merchants' Monday)

ISNIC's hand-on service (telephone and office) will be closed on first of August due to "Merchants' Monday" (Verslunarmannahelgi or Commerce Day) which is an extended weekend. This means that manual bank transfers for new domain registration and annual domain fee that may...
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Jun 17, 2022

Summer opening hours at ISNIC's Office

Dear customers. Due to summer holidays, ISNIC’s office hours are between 09:00-14:00 GMT all working days. The office is closed during lunch time. You can find answers to frequently asked questions and instructions on the FAQ page. Sincerely ISNIC staff
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May 19, 2022

Updated .is Domain Rules

The newly updated .is domain rules are now also available in English. We're still proof reading, and any suggestions on wording or spelling is much appreciated. No new rule has been put, it's more a rearrange of certain articles, so that the .is domain rules will better...
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May 6, 2022

ISNIC supports Ukraine.

At its last meeting, the board of ISNIC agreed to pay out the same amount of support, for helping the people in Ukraine, ISK 500,000.- as was paid out last month. The money will be paid today, the same day that President Zelensky addresses the Icelandic parliament,...
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Feb 21, 2022

.is DNSSEC migration

Today the .is zone was migrated to new DNSSEC signing servers. The migration has been in preparation for more than a year, and the process was tested thoroughly before the actual migration was performed...
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Jan 28, 2022

Post-mortem for last year's major incident

A year ago ISNIC experienced a relatively serious incident caused by a hardware issue with one of the virtualization servers. Today we publish the post-mortem for that incident, we invite you to read it here.
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Dec 23, 2021

Happy Christmas and happy new year

ISNIC's staff and the board wishes domain holders, far and wide, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ISNIC's office is open between Christmas and New Year, but closed on New Year's Day. We're here again on Monday January 3. 2022...
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Sep 21, 2021

ICANN's History of the Root Server System webinar

We would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 6th 2021, for an ICANN-organized webinar on the history of the Root Server System. The webinar starts at noon (UTC) and will last approximately 30min...
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Aug 20, 2021

ICANN's DNS 101 training webinar

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 we invite you to join a webinar introduction to the Domain Name System (DNS), organized and conducted by ICANN. The webinar will start at noon UTC and last for one hour...
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Aug 12, 2021

ISNIC's office closed on Friday the thirteenth.

ISNIC's hand-on service (telephone and office) will be closed on Friday the 13 of August due to superstition and extended weekend. This means that money transfers for domain registration, or annual fees that may be received on Friday, will first be booked on Monday...
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Jul 16, 2021

Summer opening hours at ISNIC's Office

Due to summer holidays, ISNIC’s office hours are between 09:00-12:00 GMT all working days from 19th of July to 16th of August. You can find answers to frequently asked questions and instructions on the FAQ page. Sincerely ISNIC staff
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Jun 16, 2021

ISNIC's office closed on June the 17th

ISNIC's office will be closed on Iceland's National Day, June the 17th. The office will open again at 09:00 GMT the 18th of June. Happy National Day of Iceland! ISNIC
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May 20, 2021

ISNIC's office closes early

ISNIC's office will close at 14:00 GMT Friday the 20th of May due to a work retreat. Answers to common questions can be found on the FAQ page. Happy Eurovision weekend, go Daði&Gagnamagnið! ISNIC
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Mar 31, 2021

ISNIC's office closed during the Easter holidays

ISNIC's office will close at 12:00 GMT Wednesday the 31st of March, and will open again on Tuesday the 6th of April at 09:00 GMT...
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Mar 1, 2021

Domain fee increases for the first time

At its meeting on February 25th 2012, ISNIC's Board of Directors approved the CEO's proposal to increase the annual domain fee by ISK 310 and EUR 2. After the increase, the annual fee for '.is' domains will be ISK 6,293 incl. 24% VAT, and EUR 31.90 without taxes, to...
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Feb 16, 2021

RIX upgraded to 100Gbs

The RIX (Reykjavik Internet eXchange) has grown, and a new PoP has been added. The new PoP is in Múlastöð (The "Hotel"), Ármúli 25 in Reykjavik, in a facility operated by Míla...
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Feb 10, 2021

Shortened office hours on Fridays

In order to shorten the working hours of ISNIC's staff, the service telephone number +354 578 2030 and Web Chat, as well as the ISNIC office, will from now on close at three o'clock PM (GMT) on Fridays...
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Dec 11, 2020

ISNIC's office closes early

ISNIC's reception closes at 15:00 GMT Friday the 11th of December, an hour earlier than usually. Domain registrations are fully automatic and ISNIC's critical services will be unaffected, as it does not rely on human hands, except in the case of malfunctions...
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Jul 31, 2020

Reception closed due to COVID-19

The reception is closed, see announcements of new measures against COVID-19. Emails, online chats, and phonecalls will be answered as before, but phones will close at 14:00 UTC, see news in Icelandic about the matter...
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May 19, 2020

Good increase in new domain registrations

New .is-domain name registrations have increased recently, showing that entrepreneurs are very active these days. As expected the number deleted domains have also increased, which creates opportunities for others. See data on .is domain stats here:...
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Mar 24, 2020

ISNIC in quarantine from March 25

Since one of ISNIC's employee has now been diagnosed with Covid-19, all employees are going into self-imposed quarantine, working from home from March 25. for about 14 days...
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Mar 16, 2020

Forwarding service goes global

Last week ISNIC completed the launch of a new network of DNS- and web-servers for those .is domains using our Parking or Forwarding services...
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Mar 13, 2020

Reaction to COVID-19

Since ISNIC's basic services are classified as an important infrastructure, the ISNIC office at Katrínartún 2 Reykjavik has been closed to external parties, and the presence of key employees in the office has been limited. This is done to reduce the likelihood of...
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Dec 20, 2019

Happy Holidays!

ISNIC's staff and board members wishes its dear customers all over happy and save holidays. ISNIC's office will be closed from December 24th to December 26th. We will be back in office on Friday 27th...
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Oct 14, 2019

ISNIC sunsetts old services

On January 14. 2020 the non-standard whois service running on whois.isnic.is:4343 will be turned off. If you are still using the service please see solutions here. The same day the whois server running at whois.isnic.is:43 will stop responding to HTTP traffic...
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Apr 25, 2019

First day of summer!

The First day of Summer (Sumardagurinn fyrsti) has been a public holiday in Iceland for a very long time. Therefore we are not at the office today (Thursday) but will be back tomorrow (Friday). About First day of Summer in Iceland
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Apr 17, 2019

Easter holidays

ISNIC´s office will be closed for five days over the Easters, i.e. from April 18th (Thursday) to April 23. (Tuesday). We will be back to our desks on Tuesday April 23...
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Apr 11, 2019

Operational meeting

Due to our annual operational meeting our service will be limited on Friday the 12th of April. Our office in Katrínartún will be closed but web chat, telephone and email will be answered as quickly as possible. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
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Jan 2, 2019

DNS Flag Day - February 1, 2019

On Friday, February 1, 2019,what's being called "DNS Flag Day" will come to pass...
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Apr 18, 2018

GDPR and ISNIC's Whois service

[P.s. this was deployed on April 23th.]...
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Feb 14, 2018

.is shortens it's grace period

The grace period (i.e the period from when the domain is suspended until it is deleted) for .is domains has been 60 days from the beginning. This period will after April 1st. 2018 be shortened to 30 days, counting from the renewal date...
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Nov 18, 2017

ccTLD ".is" 30 years old today

The 18th of November 2017 marks the 30. year anniversary of IANA's delegation of the .is ccTLD to Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC), or rather it's predecessor, called SURIS. The .is registration certificate can be found here.
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Nov 7, 2017

Free Web Forwarding extended

ISNIC has offered a simple web forwarding services for free since 2010. This service has now been expanded to allow users to define custom CNAME records and custom TXT records in addition to the already possible A/AAAA and MX records...
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Oct 10, 2017

System Administrator Wanted

ISNIC wishes to hire a new System Administrator. For more information contact ISNIC's CEO Jens P. Jensen, Maríus Ólafsson CTO (marius@isgate.is) or Björn Róbertson current SA. ISNIC's systems are FreeBSD and Linux based.
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Sep 13, 2017

Day of the Programmer

Today is Programmers Day, and it's celebrated on the 256th day of the year. Hooray for our programmers!
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Sep 7, 2017

Nordic Registry Meeting 2017

The annual meeting of the domain Registries in the Nordic Countries is held this year by ISNIC, the .is Registry. It finds place on 7th and 8th of September at ISNIC's office in Reykjavik. Partipants come from all the ccTLD's: .fi (Finland), .se (Sweden), .no (Norway), .dk...
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Aug 4, 2017

ISNIC on holiday until Tuesday

ISNIC's office closes at 12 today and doesn't open again until Tuesday at 09 AM, due to 'Verslunarmannahelgi' (the Merchants holiday in Iceland)...
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Aug 2, 2017

Office closed today

ISNIC's office is closed today, August 2. "Retail Workers Vactaion Day" (frídagur verslunarmanna) which is always the first Monday in August. It was first celebrated in 1894 acording to VR.is the website of the Retail Workers Union in Reykjavik...
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May 31, 2017

Don't lose your domain

Too many people and companies lose their domain each year just because they didn't update their domain registration (email and address) and forget to renew the domain in time. ISNIC's Autorenewal can only help if the creditcard works...
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Apr 4, 2017

Time is

What time is it? For an exact answer, anywhere in the world, go to: https://time.is/
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Mar 31, 2017

Maintainance

ISNIC will perform maintainance on its billing system on next Monday, April 3rd. The service window will be between 22:00 and 02:00, during that time the database operations will be reduced or unavailable. We are sorry for any inconvenience coused.
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Mar 10, 2017

Short and secure .is domains

There are only about 61.500 .is domains registered as today. About 2/3 of them are registered in Iceland, using icelandic words, names and even letters! We estimate that only about 20.000 to 25.000 .is domains are english words and names, yet...
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Mar 6, 2017

Most popular .is domains/websites

  The list below is based on traffic data for the Top 1,000,000 websites globally.  There are now 189 websites hosted in .is domains on this list, and for the first time a .is website is now among the 1000 most popular sites in the Internet...
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Jan 25, 2017

.IS domains for the world

The beautiful ccTLD .IS has been in use for 30 years this year (since 1987).  It's the Country Code Top Level Domain of Iceland (icelandic: Ísland) with just over 60.000 registrations. Of these, 70% are domestic, 9% from USA, 3% from Germany, 2% from Norway, another 2%...
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Dec 29, 2016

Happy new year 2017!

ISNIC's staff wishes its customers a happy new year 2017 and thank you so much for the great year of 2016 (over 10.000 new .is domains registered)...
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Oct 14, 2016

.is registrations can now be renewed for up to five years

ISNIC now allows registrants to renew their .is domains for up to five years. Initial registration period remains one year, but renewal, for up to four years for a new domain, can be done immediately after registration...
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Sep 23, 2016

.is delegation requirements

As all good Nameserver (DNS) Managers know, the .is technical delegation requirements are a bit stricter than .com's or other mainstream TLD's. People and companies, who prefer security and solid service, are choosing .is for their service partly because of this...
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Jul 13, 2016

Good and Bad Domains

Are there such things as good or bad domains? No not really. ISNIC's staff does assist customers (if asked) with registration of .is-domains, but not in coming up with an idea for a good domain. When creating a good domain it comes down to language skills, the feel for...
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May 5, 2016

Office closed on Ascension Day

ISNIC's offices are closed today, Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Iceland. We will be back in office at 09.00 (GMT) on Friday. The ISNIC Team.
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Apr 1, 2016

.is domains sold out

Aprils fool! As the number of .is domains reached 57316 around midnight the first of april 2016 ISNIC can no longer register new .is domains. Our registration database is full so the only .is domains available for now are used domains...
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Mar 23, 2016

Easter Holidays

Dear Customers. ISNICs office will, like always, be closed for five days over the Easters, i.e. from March 24. (Maundy Thursday) to March 28. (Easter Monday). We will be back to our desks on Tuesday March 29...
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Feb 4, 2016

Password security

ISNIC would like to remind customers not to use the same password for the ISNIC domain portal as they use for other network services. Last week an attempt was made to highjack serveral .is domains using passwords obtained from a compromized WordPress server...
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Jan 25, 2016

Botched upgrade results in an invalid .is zone

An invalid .is zone was dstributed to the .is secondary servers at 14:43 today. Due to a botched server upgrade the DNSSEC signatures on the .is zone were invalid.  The problem was resolved by 15:20. This resulted in some validating-resolvers being unable to resolve .is...
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Jan 11, 2016

DNS Hosting Problems with Bluehost

Once again all .is domains delegated to DNS service with Bluehost are in trouble. One of the two authoratitive nameservers that Bluehost uses to host .is domains does not reply to queries regarding any of them and in fact appears to be completely disconnected from the...
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Jan 8, 2016

Bluehost January 2016 problems with ns2.bluehost.com

Late December 2015, issues with ns2.bluehost.com triggered automatic notice to .is Registrants. The nameserver doesn’t respond to DNS queries...
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Dec 9, 2015

Domain Registration made even easier

ISNIC's Domain Registration has now been made easier than before. The Sign Up process and Domain Registration for beginners (new customers) is in one seamless 4 step path (was 5 before). Try it out now and type your good Domain Name Idea in the big search window underneath...
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Nov 11, 2015

Nordic Domain Days next week

ISNIC, the .is Registry will be at the first Nordic Domains Days (http://www.nordicdomaindays.se/) hold by .Se (iis.se) next Monday and Tuesday (23. and 24. November) at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre...
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Oct 1, 2015

WIX DNS Services

If you are moving your web or DNS to WIX, but it fails through the ISNIC web – it’s possible the WIX nameservers haven’t been registered with ISNIC. It’s ideal if WIX registers their nameservers with ISNIC, but the Zone Contact for WIX is EP29-IS (ISNIC NIC handle).
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Sep 23, 2015

Resetting your password via SMS

Loosing access to your ISNIC account can happen. To make sure you can reset your password securely, quickly, and even more easily than before, please register your mobile phone number with ISNIC. This is done under "My Settings" – after login.  Once your phone number is...
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Jun 25, 2015

K-Root upgrade

ISNIC provides colocation services and the hardware for a K-Root instance with the Reykjavik Internet Exchange (RIX). The hardware has now been  upgraded. The K-Root server is operated by RIPE, and is one of 13 root nameservers which provide the basis for DNS lookup for...
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Jun 19, 2015

Weekend starts earlier today, Friday the 19th.

ISNIC's office and phone support closes at noon today. The only way to register a .is domain is via our webservice. If you need to speak with us, please wait until next Monday. Have a wonderful weekend! The support and tech. Team of ISNIC.
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Jun 17, 2015

Office closed on June 17th

June 17th is the Icelandic Independence day and national holiday since 1944, when the date was chosen as the foundation day of democracy in Iceland and seperation from Denmark. The date has been celebrated since 1907 and is the birthday of one of the most well known...
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Jun 6, 2015

IPv6 Day

6/6 is a day dedicated to IPv6, and most large internet companies turned on IPv6 permanently two years ago. Have you turned on an IPv6 device or asked your network provider about IPv6 options? The RIPE NCC has an IPv6 on-line course on it's academy.ripe.net network, which...
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Jun 2, 2015

Recently deleted domains published on Twitter

Last few weeks ISNIC has published a list of recently deleted domains on Twitter, so that interested parties could register them sooner. Historically, ISNIC did send out lists of recently deleted domains to those who requested it, but that practice was stopped because of...
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May 12, 2015

Added security for .is domains

ISNIC has made an important change in the .is domain registry system. The domain's registrant (owner/holder) now has direct control of the domain registration, the same control as the administrative contact has.  The registrants can now log in and manage their domains...
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Apr 21, 2015

.is on the North Pole

.is arrived at the top of the Earth on the 10th of April 2015. The .IS domain is now also the internet identity for the North Pole! The .is-flag at the North Pole on April 10. 2015...
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Apr 15, 2015

Dear customer...

Many feel that ISNIC sends its customers too many automatic e-mails. This is specially true of customers with many domains. On the other hand, ISNIC only sends out e-mails with important information and they have an important purpose in maintaining a high security level for...
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Apr 10, 2015

ISNIC's Projects Day is today.

No phone support will be provided at ISNIC today – sorry. The ISNIC Team has its yearly Projects day in the country side today, April 10th. We will be talking about the future and the possibilities of something big hitting the internet or the earth for that matter...
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Jan 27, 2015

Month of Þorri (Thorri)

A small Viking figure is now looking over the ISNIC's logo as we now have the month of Þorri (Thorri). Þorri is the mid-winter month acording to the Icelandic (old Norse) Calander. The following two months after Þorri are Góa and Einmánuður, the last month of winter...
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Jan 7, 2015

Good DNS hosting companies comply with ISNIC's technical req.

More and more companies and people outside Iceland are using ".is" domains. Some of them are not familiar with ISNIC's technical requirements. One of these requirements is the 24 hour TTL (time-to-live) rule for NS records (as opposed to the common/default 1 hour or even...
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Dec 31, 2014

Happy new year!

Dear customer, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Looking forward to serve you in 2015. The ISNIC team.
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Dec 17, 2014

Domain as a Christmas Present - a true story

This is an actual conversation from last Monday, copied from ISNIC's Web-chat: rep: Hello how may I help you? customer: Good afternoon, I need some advice. I want to give someone a .is-domain as a Christmas present, but I worry he will find out if he gets an email from...
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Dec 11, 2014

Price reduction for .is domain

ISNIC's board decided this afternoon to lower the Doman year fee for .is domains to €29.90, exl. VAT, affected immediately after the meeting today, or about 17.00 GMT. 
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Dec 10, 2014

Hosting provider 1and1 outage

The hosting company 1and1 has problems with DNS operations. .is domains which are hosted by them, may be severely affected.
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Dec 1, 2014

TTL values in DNS

ISNIC's requirements for a TTL value (Time To Live) of 86400 sec. for NS records is suprising for many technical personnel and even irritates some. Most are not used to such strict requirements and some do not even understand what the TTL value is or how to change it...
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Oct 12, 2014

Announcement

ISNIC has suspended domains that were used for the website of a known terrorist organisation. The majority of ISNIC's board made this decision today, on the grounds of Article 9 of ISNIC's Rules on Domain Registration, which states: "The registrant is responsible for...
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Aug 19, 2014

Nameserver Registration

Please note that all nameservers, used to host .is-domains, must be registered with ISNIC...
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Aug 4, 2014

The .is team have a Monday off today

ISNIC's office is closed today, first Monday in August - the Merchants holiday in Iceland. We will be back on Tuesday...
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Jul 27, 2014

SysAdmin day

Do you think of your system admin? For the past 14 years, the last friday of July is celebrated as System Administrators Day. Go to http://sysadminday.com/ for more information and suggestions.
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Jun 13, 2014

Domain suspensions considered harmful

Registries are often asked to suspend domains linked to websites that the police considers illegal or companies and institutions belive to infringe on their intellectual rights...
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May 23, 2014

Towel Ready? Don't Panic!

This sunday, may 25th, is the international towel day. It's a tribute to Douglas Adams, the author of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. You are urged to share it with a towel, photographs and other people. See the website towelday.org for details.
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May 14, 2014

Why should I register a .is domain?

The .is extension is not only beautiful for it self, it's unique in the way how well it fits with persons and companies names and adjectives, e.g. when building a search engine catchy domain sentance like: toyota.is/thebestcar/intheworld...
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Apr 18, 2014

Office closed on Monday April 21st

ISNIC's office will be closed Monday, April 21st. We open again on Tuesday, April 22nd. The web portal is up and running as usually. You can register and manage your .is-domain online, by logging into your account here on isnic.is.
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Jan 21, 2014

Thousands of new top level domains

New top level domains (TLDs) have started to flood the domain market. A few examples of these new TLDs are: .academy, .cab, .carreers, .center, .company, .computer, .construction, .contractors, .diamonds, .directorym, .domains, .enterprises, .kitchen, .land, .limo,...
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Dec 18, 2013

Office Hours over the holidays

We will be here: 23.12. open 09-15 (GMT) Our web portal will be open 24/7 as usual, and you can manage and register your .is-domains after login on isnic.is. 24.12. Office closed. 25.12. Office closed. 26.12. Office closed. 27.12. Friday, open as usual...
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Dec 13, 2013

ISNIC's "litlu jól".

Becouse of our "litlu jól" (staff x-mas party) we can't answer the phone after 15.00 Hour (GMT) today :) ISNIC's Staff.
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Nov 25, 2013

Ovation Hair gets ovation.com

Trademark Holder of "Ovation Hair" Registered In 2012 Wins UDRP On http://t.co/arMn6YqxoM Registered in 2008... http://t.co/yL60fz9zUZ — The Domains (@thedomains) November 19, 2013
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Nov 4, 2013

First DS records added to the .is zone

Registrants can now add DS records for their domains to the .is zone. This formally makes it possible to activate DNSSEC for any .is domain. Shortly after this was enabled, the first DS records where added. Congratulation to the registrants of 'tass.is' and 'secure.is'...
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Oct 10, 2013

DNSSEC activated for .is

The Domain Name System (DNS) ensures that everyone can find resources on the internet in a simple way, by using domains and hostnames. Without DNS we would have to use the IP addresses of the resources we were looking for (web site, mail server etc.), but they are hard to...
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Aug 28, 2013

Postal fee introduced

Today ISNIC began levying a special fee of €2.0 for printing and sending out bills via conventional mail...
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Aug 5, 2013

Merchants weekend (bank holiday)

ISNIC's office is closed today, first Monday in August, which is the yearly "Merchants weekend" (verslunarmannahelgi) in Iceland. We will be back again tomorrow morning.
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Feb 1, 2013

Workshop day, no phone support

ISNIC's phoneservice is closed today, friday, March 1. due to a Workshop...
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Jan 3, 2013

30 Years of TCP/IP

On january 1st 1983, TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) was made the default protocol for network communication on the ARPAnet. TCP replaced NCP which had been the primary protocol since 1969. At the time, about 400 hosts were connected to the network...
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Dec 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

ISNIC's office will be closed over the holidays until 27th of December, but you can still register your beautiful .is-domain on-line as always...
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Dec 18, 2012

D-Root changes it's IPv4 address

From the announcement:   Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January...
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Dec 3, 2012

SMS's 20th birthday

The first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992. The text of the message was "Merry Christmas."
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Nov 21, 2012

25th anniversary of .is delegation

The 18th of November 2012 marks the 25 year anniversary of IANA's delegation of the .is ccTLD to Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC), or rather it's predecessor, called SURIS. The .is registration information can be found here...
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Nov 19, 2012

Court says domain name can be seized

Shanghaidaily.com published an interesting news from a local court yesterday about a domain...
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Nov 15, 2012

ISNIC's Timeservers

ISNIC has installed a professional grade NTP server (time0.ntp.is). NTP Clients and servers can therefore access a stratum 1 timeserver in Iceland. The timeserver is GPS based, and retrieves it's information from an antenna located on the top of the office tower where...
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Aug 28, 2012

VID (Very Important Domains)

ISNIC is always evolving the registration of .is domains. A very important change, which is designed to increase the security of .is domains further, is being planned. This includes being able to mark domains as "very important domains", or VID...
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Jun 15, 2012

Hundreds of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD's)

ICANN has finally published who applies for which new generic TLDs. The New gTLD strings, inholds hunderds of generic Domain ideas. Some are good and some bad. These are the most wanted according to the list: 13 applicants want .APP...
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Jun 6, 2012

IPv6 Launch Day

Today is 'IPv6 Launch Day'. It differs from last year because now all participants are asked to keep IPv6 support turned on from now on! Whether you're an ISP or device manufacturer - you're asked to make it a default item...
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Jun 5, 2012

The IPv6 digital dilemma

We are now entering the time of permanent IPv6 presence. 6th june is ‘IPv6 Launch Day‘ and following this, we’ll expect quite a large number of companies enabling IPv6 on their services, lots of ISP’s will make IPv6 available to their customers and you need to ask...
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May 24, 2012

Bills and Business Overview on My Page

ISNIC's customers can now access their bills and transaction overview under "Invoices" on "My Page". This function was requested by ISNIC's listed Providers (Registrars), but is just as useful for general registrants also. The customer's  billing contact (as listed in...
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Apr 25, 2012

Safe and secure ".is"

ISNIC is responsible for the safe and fair operation of the top level domain ".is". ISNIC maintains a high technical reliability of all .is-domains around the world. On this website ISNIC provides a web based registration system for administering .is-domains for...
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Apr 19, 2012

ISNIC's is office is closed today, the First Day of Summer

"First Day of Summer" (the third thursday in April) is a public holiday in Iceland. Therefore our office is closed today. ISNIC whises you a happy and productive summer and thanks you for your business this past winter. We are open again tomorrow.
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Apr 13, 2012

Review your domain registration regularly

The "Whois" search window (top-right) is a very useful item on this page. If you lookup your domain, you will see all pertinent information about it there; the registrant, the contacts, the hosting information and the DNS provider...
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Apr 4, 2012

Happy Easters

ISNIC's office will be closed during Easters untill Tuesday the 10th of April. No domains will be closed automatically untill then. Happy holidays :). Your ISNIC, the .is Registry.
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Mar 10, 2012

RIX upgraded to 10GB

The RIX (Reykjavik Internet Exchange) has been fully upgraded to support 10GB connections. The RIX is a independent peering exchange operated by ISNIC. It's located at Dunhagi 5 and Höfðatún 2.
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Feb 24, 2012

RIX accepts 10GB connections

RIX (Reykjavik Internet Exchange) is an peering exchange point operated by ISNIC, the .is Registry in Reykjavik. There are two connection points, one in Dunhagi 5 (on the University of Iceland grounds) and one in Höfðatún 2...
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Nov 2, 2011

New Domain Registration Rules

Published before on September 12. 2011...
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Oct 14, 2011

What am I paying the registry for?

Sometimes our customers ask (and with right) "what is it we are paying ISNIC for"? The short version of the answer is to explain what happens if ISNIC stops servicing the domain. Then neither email nor the webpage will be found, in fact the domain disappears off the...
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Oct 6, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

A true leader and pioneer in the world of computers, Mr. Steve Jobs, has passed away - at only 56 years of age. The economist.com states today: "NOBODY else in the computer industry, or any other industry for that matter, could put on a show like Steve Jobs...".As many of...
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Sep 12, 2011

Domain Registration Rules Reorganized

The .IS registration rules (.is domain policy) has been reorginzed and rewritten. No substantial changes have been made but the rule wording has been changed and modernized. The reorganization work was done by a law student Steindór Dan Jensen in cooperation with the ISNIC...
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Jun 30, 2011

Direct domain registrations

ISNIC is the registry operator for the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .is (Iceland). Since ISNIC allows direct registrations, you may choose either to register your .is-domain directly here on our website, or through one of ISNIC's Providers or Agents...
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Jun 17, 2011

Iceland National Day

Today, June 17th is the Iceland National Day, or independence day. ISNIC, and most Icelandic companies are therefore closed. ISNIC's office is open again on monday. You register and pay for an .is domain here on our website 24/7.
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Jun 2, 2011

ISNIC's office closed on Ascension Day

Like all icelandic companies, ISNIC closes it's office today. We will be back on friday.
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May 6, 2011

Web Forwarding of additional Domain

A recently launched service in the ISNIC solution enables the owners of .is domains to redirect one domain to another, commonly refered to as web forwarding. This is a limited DNS service which can be useful for additional domains like temporary marketing domains or domains...
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Apr 21, 2011

Bank holiday and easter

ISNIC closes the offices during the easter vacation like so many Icelandic businesses. Easter lasts from 22nd April - 25th April. We will be available again on tuesday, 26th April. Domains can be registered at any time if you use a credit card...
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Apr 18, 2011

.is best Scandinavian Domain according to McAfee Report 2010

The annual McAfee® report "Mapping the Mal Web" listing the worlds riskiest domains 2010 has just been released. The report finds that yet again the .is domain is in good order with regards to very high reliability and the lack of errors.According to McAfee® the .is...
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Apr 16, 2011

FTP celebrates it's 40th birthday

Today is the 40th anniversary of FTP, the original file sharing protocal (File Transfer Protocol). It's described by RFC114 which was published on this day in 1971 by Abhay Bhushan...
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Mar 4, 2011

20% increase in domain registrations

The number of new domains in february were 672 compared to 558 in february 2010, giving an increase of about 20%. The number of deleted domains were 225 compared to 200 in february 2010. The net increase in domains in february this year is about 447 domains compared to 358...
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Dec 20, 2010

Wikileaks.is

Under what circumstances would ISNIC close or delete the domain wikileaks.is based on the contents of their website?The answer is simple, such an action would require a formal court order from an Icelandic court. ISNIC has never been handed such a verdict about any...
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Dec 10, 2010

Dispute lock - A new service from ISNIC

While a domain dispute is being processed by the authorities, it is necessary to prevent the disputed domain from being transferred (it's registrant changed) to a third party. ISNIC will therefore implement the possibility of placing a domain into dispute-lock...
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Nov 17, 2010

Quality Laws for quality domains

The Icelandic ministry of Communications has proposed a new law concerning the country code top level domain .is. The proposed new law also covers any future top level domains that in some way reference or are related to Iceland...
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Oct 5, 2010

Free Web forwarding by ISNIC

You can now let ISNIC forward your .IS domain to any given URL by using the "Web forwarding" in the ISNIC-system. It's a free service - i.e. it's included in the year-fee of the domain.
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Oct 4, 2010

Short service period

ISNIC's web service will be interrupted for a few minutes between 18:00 and 18:30. No other disruptions are made to ISNIC's services. We apologize for any inconvenience. The ISNIC Staff
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Aug 20, 2010

30.000 .IS Domains

The number of .IS Domains has now reached 30.000. The ccTLD .IS is one of the "smallest" Top Level Domains in the whole DNS Society, but also one of the most secure ones according to McAfee report. Newertheless has .IS had a growth of over 100% in last three years...
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Aug 2, 2010

Bank holiday today

The weekend including the first monday in August is called "Verslunarmannahelgin" in icelandic, or "The Merchant's Weekend", which has an extra holiday on monday for everyone. ISNIC's office is therefore closed today.
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Jun 17, 2010

Office closed on Iceland's National Day.

ISNIC's office is closed today, 17th of June, as usually. To day is "Þjóðhátíðardagur", the National Day of Iceland. We celebrate the proclamation of the Republic in 1944 and the birthday of Jon Sigurdsson, 1811-1879, the leader of the 19th century Icelandic...
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May 24, 2010

ISNIC closed, monday 24th

Dear customer, ISNIC offices are closed, today is a bank holiday being the monday after White Sunday (Pentecost Monday). Domains can still be registered and activated immediately here on www.isnic.is, if you pay with a credit card.
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Mar 11, 2010

.IS amongst the most secure top level domains in the world

A recent report published by McAfee, "Mapping the Mal Web" 2009, states that the ccTLD ".is" is amongst the 10 most secure domains in the world. There is only a 0,3% chance of a malicious .is domain involving viruses or other forms online threats...
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Mar 3, 2010

ISNIC moves

On 4th of March, ISNIC moves from Dunhagi 5 to Höfðatún 2, 105 Reykjavík. The office is closed, but you can use Svarbox and email to contact us. None of ISNIC's services should be affected by the move.
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Feb 10, 2010

How does the Internet work?

For those who are interested, this simple video on Youtube may help you understand how the Internet works, especially Internet Exchanges (IX) like the RIX which ISNIC operates. Another video explains in simple terms how the Internet naming system (DNS) works...
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Jan 5, 2010

2009 - A good year

The ISNIC Team is very proud and thankful for 2009. It has been the best in our 20 years. We simplified and reduced the registration fee, accepted payment in Euros, we did not increase the annual fee, and still maintained a good financial result for the company...
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Dec 22, 2009

Season greetings

ISNIC will be closed over the christmas holidays, 23rd-25th december. We will also close on december 31st. ISNIC opens on january 4th...
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Nov 11, 2009

Good news for .IS domains

The total number of dot IS domains has now reached 27.000. New .IS-domain registrations have been very healthy lately and new registrations this September increased by 77% over September 2008, and October registrations increased 45% over the same month last year...
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Oct 23, 2009

The German ccTLD changes their registration requirements

The .DE domain has relaxed some of it's rules and now you can register 2 letter domains and similar domains as other rootdomains (like .com and .net), register geographic abbreviations of car license plates. More information on DENIC
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Oct 19, 2009

The number 42

The number 42 is a special number. During week 42 ISNIC received 42 domain registrations from individuals of 152 new domains in the 42. week of the year.
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Sep 1, 2009

New registration increase by 55%

The .is-domain registrations during August increased by 55% from August 2008. 537 domains were registered, while 337 domains were registered August 2008. This is fantastic news. Inspite of an increase in cancellations the total number of .IS domains continues to increase...
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Jul 21, 2009

20 years of Internet in Iceland

July 21st 2009 marks the 20 year anniversary of the first IP communication in and out of Iceland. This day, in 1989 SURIS (an informal organization of networking people in Iceland -- later incorporated as ISNIC Internet á Íslandi hf.) established direct IP communication...
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Jun 24, 2009

Web Forwarding

ISNIC newest service is Web Forwarding. Once logged in, you can forward your .is-domain's web to an active website by clicking on ""Web Forwarding" on My Page...
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Jun 17, 2009

Bank holiday

Today, June 17th is the Icelandic National Day, or independence day. ISNIC, and most Icelandic companies are therefore closed but we open again tomorrow.
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May 19, 2009

Domain registrations are rising in spite of everything!

A new addition on our website is a domain counter which shows you how many registered .IS domains there are. It's located next to the flags on the top of the page. Today, 19/May/2009, we are close to breaking the 25.000 mark!
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Apr 27, 2009

.IS now serviced by the Autonomica Anycast System

ISNIC has signed a contract for anycasti services for the .is ccTLD with Autonomica AB of Stockholm Sweden. Autonomica is the current operator of the I-root, and as such operates servers in 33 locations all over the world...
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Apr 22, 2009

Summer is here!

Those who pay by credit card can register and pay for a .is domain here on the website 24/7. You just need to register as a contact from the menu on the left, and follow the instructions. The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes...
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Apr 8, 2009

Easter holidays

ISNIC closes the offices during the easter vacation like so many Icelandic businesses. Easter lasts from 9th April - 13th April. We will be available again on tuesday, 14th April. Domains can be registered at any time if you use a credit card. Happy Easter! The ISNIC staff.
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Apr 7, 2009

RFC-1 40 year jubilee

Today is the 40th anniversary of the publication of RFC1 - Host Software by Steve Crocker. RFC stands for "Request for Comments" and it is the procedure by which nearly all internet protocols are documented to this day...
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Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We wish you all a happy new year! ISNIC will open on January 5th but you can still get your domains with our on-line payment system! The ISNIC Team
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Dec 1, 2008

ISNIC cuts initial registration fee

The ISNIC domain tariff has now been changed, and the initial registration cost lowered as of December 1st 2008. Now only the first year fee needs to be prepaid, before the domain is registered, the special startup fee (initial registration fee) is no longer charged...
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Nov 29, 2008

ISNIC update

19:30. The ISNIC web server has now been updated. Users should see no visible changes, and functionality should remain the same for all operations. ISNIC
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Nov 28, 2008

Announcement

The ISNIC web site will be down for maintainence on 29th November 2008. The service period will be from 13:00 GMT to 16:00 GMT. During the service period, new domains cannot be registered and domains cannot be modified...
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Nov 14, 2008

.IS - a highly secure Top Level Domain

ISNIC and it's forerunners have registered .IS domains from 1988. ".IS" is consistently among the top 5 most secure domains in the world according to McAfee Inc, 2008, and 2007. Dot IS was one of the first ccTLD's to have a completely automated registration system,...
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Nov 4, 2008

On-line chat

The Svarbox (above) is a secure on-line chat, directly to an on-line ISNIC representative. Click on the yellow logo, type your name and e-mail click the button and we will reply to your question, immediately or via email if we are not here...
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Oct 29, 2008

.IS Registration rules changed.

Registering .IS domains no longer requires the domain's administrative contact to be icelandic. The registration steps are simple: First you need a username (NIC- handle) from ISNIC. To create your "NIC-handle" select "Contacts/register" from the menu (left)...
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Oct 17, 2008

Addendum to the upcoming regulation change

Following the announcement of .IS domain rules to change 29th October, the ISNIC Board has made an additional modification...
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Sep 30, 2008

Administrative contact regulation change

Administrative contact or proxy agent change The Board of ISNIC has agreed to modify the requirement for foreign registrations (Rule 2.3.1). Foreign registrants will here after be able to designate a registered agent as before, however the agent list will also include...
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Jul 31, 2008

Dot IS now open 24/7

You can now register and pay for a secure .IS top level domain by creditcard, and register your older domains into automatic and secure renewal. Registration process in six easy steps: 1. Select Contacts -> Register, from the menu, if you are a new user...
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Jul 17, 2008

Registration and renewal fees by creditcard

ISNIC customers can now pay registration and renewal fees for .is domains by creditcard. The last step of the registration process now allows the registrant to select to pay the fees using a creditcard. The registrant can also register the card details with ISNIC and...
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Jun 20, 2008

Dot IS is a very secure domain

According to the new McAfee report Mapping the Mal Web (jun/2008) the icelandic contry code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .IS is one of the least-risky domains in the world, and the 4th best in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions...
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Jun 2, 2008

Opening hours change during the summer

Please note that our phone support will only be open from 9-16 during the summer period...
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Apr 7, 2008

Birthday of the internet

Today there are 39 years since the contract between ARPA and BBN was made. The ARPANET is the cornerstone of the Internet as we know it today. Another contract, RFC-1, is also published on this day: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1
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Sep 21, 2007

Changes to .IS technical requirements

ISNIC has changed the technical requirements for .IS delegations. It is no longer required to provide zone-transfer access to registered .IS domains and a MX record is no longer required. Technical requirements can be found on our website...
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Sep 19, 2007

Dot IS now easier to register

Foreign registrants of .IS domains have until now been required to confirm their ownership of the corresponding trademark at the Icelandic Patent Agency (Einkaleyfastofa) before the domain can be registered. This requirement has now been lifted...
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Oct 19, 2004

RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server Instance Deployed in Reykjavik

On Thursday 14, October 2004, The RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) in partnership with ISNIC deployed a new mirror instance of the K-root Internet root name server at the Reykjavik Internet Exchange (RIX), Iceland...
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Jul 1, 2004

Registration of IDN names

On July 1 2004 ISNIC started accepting registration of localized (IDN) domain names. Names are restricted to the official icelandic alphabet (ASCII plus áéýúíóþæðö). During the registration "sunrise" period for localized domains (until January 1 2005),...
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Apr 19, 2024

ISNIC website down

Today, between 10:38-11:24 the ISNIC website, and connected services (whois, RDAP, EPP, mail, phones) went offline. We were doing maintenance on routers. But a software error caused all traffic to stop flowing when a router was shutdown...
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Jan 10, 2024

Attack on ISNIC nameservers

A large scale DDoS attack was performed on the ISNIC nameservers and it affected the web, EPP, WHOIS and RDAP services. The first warning was triggered at 2024-01-10 kl. 15:30 and on-call personnel started analyzing the problems shortly after...
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Dec 21, 2023

Attack on ISNIC website

A large scale DDoS attack was performed on the ISNIC website tonight, and it affected the web, EPP, WHOIS and RDAP services. The first warning was triggered at 01:45 tonight and on-call personnel started analyzing the problems shortly after...
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Oct 10, 2023

Error when changing nameservers

From around 2:00 PM yesterday (October 9th) until 9:45 AM this morning, there was a disruption in the system that resulted in errors when trying to switch nameservers for domains. This problem has been resolved, and customers can now seamlessly transfer hosting to new...
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Sep 20, 2023

Service disruption caused by DDoS attack

Tonight at 00:17 the ISNIC website went offline after a big DDoS attack. At 00:18 the attack had also managed to disrupt the EPP, WHOIS and RDAP services. We immediately attempted to counter the attack, and at 00:30 the website and all our services where back online...
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Sep 4, 2023

Service disruption with Rapyd

Due to an outage at Rapyd since 00:02, we're unable to process credit card payments at the moment. UPDATE: Problem was fixed at 00:46
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May 4, 2023

Updated: New .is zone generated

The error has been fixed and a new .is zone was generated at 16:12 today. New registrations, renewals of closed domains and changes to nameservers that were stuck in queue from 11:10 today have now gone through...
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May 4, 2023

An error with generating new .is zone

A new .is zone has not been generated since 11:10 today. Changes to domains have not gone through since then. This effects new registrations, renewals of closed domains, transfers between nameservers and changes to nameservers...
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Mar 2, 2023

ISNIC website down

Today, between 09:30-10:05 the ISNIC website, and connected services (whois, rdap, epp, mail, phones) went offline...
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Jun 23, 2022

Phone system down

Our phone system was down part of yesterday. At 11:00 the error was found and fixed, and the phone system started working again. We're working on analyzing what caused the outage and steps to take to prevent it in the future.
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May 5, 2022

isnic.is website down

At 10:33 the isnic.is website went down, and was offline for about 16 minutes. The EPP and RDAP service were also offline during this period, but the DNS service remained intact...
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Mar 22, 2022

Errors in forwarding service

Yesterday one of the servers handling ISNIC's forwarding environment was decommissioned. Last night it was discovered that domains in forwarding were in some cases returning wrong results. The system answers included the IP address of the old server...
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Feb 21, 2022

Short service period

Due to a database migration ISNIC's web and EPP service will be interrupted for a few minutes tomorrow 22. feb at 10 UTC. The migration should take about 10 min. We apologize for any inconvenience. The ISNIC Staff
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Jan 28, 2022

Improper Zone Enumeration

Last week a minor incident was detected and dealt with...
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Sep 26, 2021

Problems with one DNS forwarding server (FIXED)

One of isnic's forwarding servers, hosted in Europe is not working at the moment. The problem started today just after 17:00...
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Jul 30, 2021

Domain queue halted

Processing of the domain queue ceased at 14:25 o'clock yesterday, the 29th of July, and continued 10:10 this morning. A different operational issue was ongoing at the time of the problem that caused the domain queue to halt...
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Jun 24, 2021

Database upgrade

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC web will be in maintenance mode next Sunday, 27th July, from 22:00-00:00 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Mar 4, 2021

Error at Rapyd payment processor

Due to a problem at our payment provider, cards registered since 1st of march are showing the wrong last 4 digits. We are working on a fix but this only affects the display. When making transactions the correct card is charged.
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Jan 24, 2021

Major malfunction

Yesterday at 21:53 there was a major malfunction in one of ISNIC's servers that caused downtime for most of ISNIC's services. ISNIC's website, www.isnic.is, The Whois, the EPP service, and other services were all affected. Please note: The main name servers for the ccTLD...
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Oct 6, 2020

Service outage

Most of the services ISNIC provides, though not the DNS service for the .is domain, were unavailable today between 13:45-13:54...
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Sep 24, 2020

ISNIC Maintenance

We will be doing maintenance on our network tomorrow morning (September 25.) between 06:00-08:00. We do not expect any service disruption, but users might possibly experience some slight disruption. We will try to keep this window as short as possible...
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Sep 9, 2020

ISNIC Maintenance

Due to necessary maintenance on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintenance mode tonight from 22:30-23:30 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains...
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Mar 2, 2020

EPP outage

Our EPP service went offline 15:06 UTC today and the service was restored 15:26. The outage was caused by human error while deploying a configuration change.
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Sep 26, 2019

Issues forwarding e-mail to Google resolved

Updated 2019.10.10: The ISNIC Email Forwarding service has been updated to meet Google's changed requirements (see below). In the process, we have improved and simplified the forwarding service significantly, adding direct support for a few other popular e-mail service...
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Aug 29, 2019

Delayed invoice generation

The system which generates and sends invoices malfunctioned from August 2 to August 11. Some invoices which should have been generated during this period, were not...
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Jun 14, 2019

Services down

Due to a misconfigured network switch, most of ISNIC's services were out for a few minutes after 9 am. this morning. All services were back online at 09:05.
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May 9, 2019

Disruption in EPP service

ISNIC's EPP service, which is used by hosting providers and others to communicate with ISNIC's services went down tonight at 22:58. Due to misconfiguration in our monitoring system we were not aware of the error until this morning and the service was back up at 07:24...
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Mar 18, 2019

ISNIC Maintenance

Due to necessary maintaince on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintainance mode later today from 22:30-23:30 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Feb 11, 2019

Problems with Domain Forwarding

The nameserver that host domains in ISNIC's Domain Forwarding service have been slow and responding badly sine last saturday...
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Dec 8, 2018

A bug in web forwarding

An error during a scheduled database upgrade on the eve of December 6th caused ISNIC's web forwarding to fail. This affected all domains that use web forwarding and all services under those domains. Domains not using web forwarding were not affected...
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Dec 5, 2018

ISNIC Maintainance

Due to necessary maintaince on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintainance mode later today from 22-23 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Sep 28, 2018

Payment processing down

A software upgrade caused a bug that resulted in credit card payments not working between 10:15 and 10:45 today. It also caused a delay in processing of Paypal payments .einar
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Aug 22, 2018

Error in domain forwarding

Today, 22nd August, there was an error in our domain forwarding service. The error lasted for about an hour while our nameservers where being upgraded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Jan 25, 2016

Botched upgrade results in an invalid .is zone

An invalid .is zone was dstributed to the .is secondary servers at 14:43 today. Due to a botched server upgrade the DNSSEC signatures on the .is zone were invalid.  The problem was resolved by 15:20. This resulted in some validating-resolvers being unable to resolve .is...
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Jan 6, 2016

Web Forwarding problems

Due to a software upgrade, the Web Forwarding service was unavailable for a short time today.
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Jun 24, 2015

www.isnic.is outage

Today at 13:37 GMT our web was updated with a broken version.  Our web was back online 13:59 GMT.   Note: this only affected https://www.isnic.is not our SOAP API or the dns service.  
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Mar 10, 2015

Scheduled maintenance.

We're completing a DB hardware upgrade on Tuesday 10th March. The  scheduled maintenance window is 06:00-08:00 GMT. During downtime, ISNIC's database is 'read-only'. This affects API and API-DEV as well. The expected break in service is 45 minutes. System adm.  
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Sep 30, 2014

11:15 GMT. Database update going on.

ISNIC is undergoing an important software update. Domains waiting for update and for redelegation are on hold. Give us a few minuets! ISNIC's Tech. team. 
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Sep 30, 2014

13:30 GMT. Scheduled system changes over.

Scheduled changes to databases and software this morning are done. ISNIC´s System Adm.
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Jun 12, 2014

Connectivity problems

Around 20:15 we had IPv4 connection problems due to invalid carp configuration testing.
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Mar 13, 2014

Network problems

Sporiadic connection issues may have occurred between 16-17 GMT+0 today due to a faulty SFP in one of our routers.
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Feb 19, 2014

Primary web server upgrade

During the web server replacement, the registrant transfer option may be delayed. Other services should not be affected.
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Jun 28, 2013

Limited phone support 28th June

Due to repairs on a fiber optic cable, ISNIC's phone service will be limited today, friday 28th June.
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Jun 18, 2024

Database maintenance

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC web will be in maintenance mode next Wednesday, 19th June, from 23:00-00:00 UTC. During the maintenance window, no new domains can be registered or changes made to already registered domains...
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Jan 8, 2024

Verðbreytingar / Price changes

Ágætu viðskiptamenn, einkum þjónustuaðilar og umboðsmenn...
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Aug 28, 2023

Multi year registration period

You can now register domains with periods ranging from one to five years (domain:create). For further instructions look at the EPP manual.
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Jun 12, 2023

Network maintenance

On June 14th, at 22:00-23:00, we will be conducting networking maintence in our datacenters. There shouldn't be any noticable outage, but established sessions might be reset and some short outages during that time.
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Jun 5, 2023

Database upgrade

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC web will be in maintenance mode next Tuesday, 6th June, from 22:00-22:30 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC''s nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Apr 12, 2023

EPP changes

For those who are using our backup card feature in renewals and domain:create. We are going to stop charging back up cards on the 4th of September. We kindly advise you to use our prepaid account instead. You can monitor the prepaid balance here...
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Sep 26, 2022

Scheduled maintenance 28th September

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC web and service will be in maintenance mode next Wednesday, 28th September, from 22:00-00:00 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is
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Apr 25, 2022

Problems with credit card payments in EPP

On April 22nd, one of our internal API servers was migrated to a new IPv6 only host. After monitoring and seeing no problems, the other API server was also migrated today on April 25th. Subsequently two more API servers where added in our second datacenter...
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Feb 17, 2022

"Sponsoring client" for domain contacts

Important changes are being made to the access control for contacts...
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Jun 24, 2021

Database upgrade

Due to an upgrade on our database, the ISNIC EPP service will be in maintenance mode next Sunday, 27th July, from 22:00-00:00 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible.
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Jun 23, 2021

Scheduled SANDBOX maintenance.

We're completing a DB upgrade on Wednesday June 23. The scheduled maintenance window is 15:00-16:00 GMT. During downtime, the ISNIC's SANDBOX database will be taken down. This affects our SANDBOX environment. The expected break in service is 45 minutes. System adm...
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Jun 1, 2021

Scheduled SANDBOX maintenance.

We're completing a DB upgrade on Wednesday June 2. The scheduled maintenance window is 09:00-10:00 GMT. During downtime, the ISNIC's SANDBOX database will be taken down. This affects our SANDBOX environment. The expected break in service is 45 minutes. System adm...
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Oct 14, 2019

ISNIC sunsetts old services

On January 14. 2020 the non-standard whois service running on whois.isnic.is:4343 will be turned off. If you are still using the service please see solutions at https://www.isnic.is/en/faq#q5...
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May 9, 2019

Disruption in EPP service

ISNIC's EPP service went down tonight at 22:58. Due to misconfiguration in our monitoring system we were not aware of the error until this morning and the service was back up at 07:24...
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Mar 18, 2019

ISNIC Maintenance

Due to necessary maintaince on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintainance mode later today from 22:30-23:30 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Dec 5, 2018

ISNIC Maintainance

Due to necessary maintaince on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintainance mode later today from 22-23 UTC. We will try to keep this window as short as possible. This will not affect ISNIC's nameservers or registered .is domains.
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Sep 21, 2018

IPv6 connectivity for EPP

In the last 24 hours both DEV and PRODUCTION environments for EPP got IPv6 connectivity. For clients connecting only over IPv4 this will have no effect, but if your client is IPv6 enabled then it might start accessing the EPP servers over IPv6...
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Apr 18, 2018

GDPR compliance of .IS contacts

Dear ISNIC's service provider, EPP and SOAP user. ISNIC is working hard on it's GDPR compliance these days and we need you to check your procedures...
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Mar 5, 2018

.is shortens it's grace period to 30 days on April 1st. 2018

The grace period (i.e the period from when the domain is suspended until it is deleted) for .is domains has been 60 days from the beginning. This period will after April 1st. 2018 be shortened to 30 days, counting from the renewal date of the domain...
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Dec 6, 2017

ISNIC Maintainance

Due to necessary maintaince on one of our servers, the ISNIC Web (and Billing) will be in maintainance mode later today from 17-18. We try to keep this window as short as possible.
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Mar 29, 2017

ISNIC Maintainance mode

ISNIC will perform maintainance on the billing system on monday 3rd april. The service window is 22:00 - 02:00 and during the window database operations are reduced or unavailable...
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Dec 1, 2016

Short outage

Our SOAP API had a little outage this morning 10:32-11:01. During upgrades, a secondary web service does not function anymore, and a missing filesystem (from fstab) caused a little longer restart than normal.
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Nov 11, 2015

New api-dev.isnic.is and epp-dev.isnic.is

The api-dev and epp-dev services have moved to a new server (you still use api-dev.isnic.is and epp-dev.isnic.is).  
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Dec 12, 2014

Price change for .is domains

Dear API users, ISNIC's board decided to lower the year fee of .is domains to €29.90, exl. VAT, effective immediately.    --- Stjórn INTÍS (Internets á Íslandi hf. sem m.a. rekur ISNIC) samþykkti 14,35% lækkun á árgjaldi .is-léns. Gjaldið lækkar um kr...
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Sep 25, 2014

Service outage between 07:00-09:00 UTC on September 30th.

Hi,We will change how we store registrants in our database during a service window on September 30th.  To do that we will take one of our databases offline sometime between 07:00 and 09:00 UTC. The database will be offline for about 60 min while we migrate data.During the...
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Aug 20, 2014

Breytt hegðun í checkDomain / Changed behaviour in checkDomain

Breytingar á hegðun í fallinu checkDomain() verða gerðar á næstu dögum. Hingað til hefur fallið skilað 0 fyrir ólögleg lénanöfn, þar sem fallið hefur eingögnu athugað hvort lénið sé nú þegar skráð. Hin breytta virkni verður á þann veg að...
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Aug 8, 2014

api-dev and api upgrades at ISNIC

Dear ISNIC API users, our API servers will be upgraded early next week. This is a OS upgrade and we're expecting very little service interruptions. The production API service should not be offline, but run on a backup server momentarily during the change...
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