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Jan 25, 2016 - Botched upgrade results in an invalid .is zone

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 names during this period.

Jan 6, 2016 - Web Forwarding problems

Web Forwarding problems

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

Jun 24, 2015 - outage 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 not our SOAP API or the dns service.


Mar 10, 2015 - Scheduled maintenance.

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.


Sep 30, 2014 - 11:15 GMT. Database update going on.

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. 

Sep 30, 2014 - 13:30 GMT. Scheduled system changes over.

13:30 GMT. Scheduled system changes over.

Scheduled changes to databases and software this morning are done.

ISNIC´s System Adm.

Jun 12, 2014 - Connectivity problems

Connectivity problems

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

Mar 13, 2014 - Network problems

Network problems

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

Feb 19, 2014 - Primary web server upgrade

Primary web server upgrade

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

Jun 28, 2013 - Limited phone support 28th June

Limited phone support 28th June

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


Apr 18, 2018 - GDPR compliance of .IS contacts

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.

As you know from our latest news item, names, addresses and phonenumbers of all domain contacts (NIC-handle) classifed as  persons will by default be withheld from ISNIC's public Whois before May 25th.

We need you to make sure your client's contacts (NIC-handles) are correctly classified (person vs role) before we make this change, before May 25th.

All personal NIC-handles of .is domains should be classifed as person. All others should be classified as role.

NOTE - Those using our depreciated SOAP API to create or transfer .is domains will need to change over to using EPP before October 1 2018.


ISNIC the .is Registry




Mar 5, 2018 - .is shortens it's grace period to 30 days on April 1st. 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.

The reason for this is simply to get deleted domains back on the market one month sooner and to align the .is domain rules to international conventions. After this change ISNIC will also inform the registrant precisely when the domain will be deleted, regardless of any holidays. This means that the so called holiday rule will also be abandoned (.is domains were never deleted on icelandic holidays). 

The third reason for this change, and perhaps the most important one, is to increase automation and enabling ISNIC to maintain stable registration- and renewal fees in spite of cost increases.


Kind regards from the high north,

Jens Pétur Jensen, CEO

ISNIC the .is Registry

Reykjavik, Iceland.

Dec 6, 2017 - ISNIC Maintainance

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.

Mar 29, 2017 - ISNIC Maintainance mode

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.


Á mánudaginn næsta, 3. apríl, verður vefur ISNIC settur í viðhalds-ham. Á meðan er ekki hægt að gera breytingar og lénaskráningar. Áætlaður tími er á milli 22 og 02.

Dec 1, 2016 - Short outage

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.

Nov 11, 2015 - New and

New and

The api-dev and epp-dev services have moved to a new server (you still use and


Dec 12, 2014 - Price change for .is domains

Price change for .is domains

Dear API users,

ISNIC's board decided to lower the year fee of .is domains to EUR29.90, 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. 1.002 og verður nýtt árgjald því kr. 5.980 m/vsk.




Sep 25, 2014 - Service outage between 07:00-09:00 UTC on September 30th.

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


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 database migration we will take our website offline and that includes the SOAP API.

The SOAP API interface does not change though.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Axel Tómasson
Internet á Íslandi hf. - ISNIC

Aug 20, 2014 - Breytt hegðun í checkDomain / Changed behaviour in checkDomain

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 fallið mun skila -2 fyrir lénanöfn sem ekki eru lögleg. Það er því hægt að ganga út frá því að ef checkDomain skilar 0 þá sé lénið gilt og að hægt að skrá það.


Breytingarnar fara út á dev svæði í dag og er gert ráð fyrir að þær fari í production á næstu dögum.


Changes will be made to the function checkDomain() in the next couple of days. Until now the function has return 0 all invalid domainnames, since the function only checked if the domain was already registered. The new behaviour will be that -2 will be returned if the doman is not a valid .is domain. You can therefor assume that if checkDomain returns 0, that the domain is available and can be registered.


These changes will go to the dev servers today and we plan to move them to production in the next couple of days.


Einar Bjarni Halldórsson

Internet á Íslandi hf. - ISNIC

Aug 8, 2014 - api-dev and api upgrades at ISNIC

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.

We expect api-dev to be upgraded monday morning, before 12AM and upon successful operations for a day or so, we'll upgrade api (production) on wednesday morning, before 12AM.


Stýrikerfisuppfærslur á api og api-dev þjónum ISNIC verða framvæmdar á mánudag- og miðvikudag. Þar sem hægt er að nota varavél á meðan skipt er um vél fyrir API gerum við ráð fyrir mjög litlum truflunum.