Number of currently active domains by 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
2021 12040 75844
2020 9191 63804
2019 6833 54613
2018 5137 47780
2017 4654 42643
2016 4147 37989
2015 3951 33842
2014 3619 29891
2013 3378 26272
2012 2971 22894
2011 2509 19923
2010 2535 17414
2009 2345 14879
2008 1937 12534
2007 1694 10597
2006 1351 8903
2005 1363 7552
2004 1033 6189
2003 951 5156
2002 931 4205
2001 898 3274
2000 930 2376
1999 575 1446
1998 426 871
1997 264 445

Current number of IDN domains by year of creation

IDN registrations began 2004. This is the number of registrations that still exist by year of creation.
yearregisteredtotal
2021 508 4032
2020 514 3524
2019 337 3010
2018 266 2673
2017 241 2407
2016 204 2166
2015 167 1962
2014 253 1795
2013 177 1542
2012 168 1365
2011 112 1197
2010 161 1085
2009 169 924
2008 176 755
2007 188 579
2006 93 391
2005 256 298
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month in regard to kennitalas

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
September 637 58965 68.72 485 26835 31.28
August 643 58328 68.88 544 26350 31.12
July 449 57685 69.09 384 25806 30.91
June 469 57236 69.24 424 25422 30.76
May 521 56767 69.43 447 24998 30.57
April 507 56246 69.61 440 24551 30.39
March 639 55739 69.80 692 24111 30.20
February 690 55100 70.17 553 23419 29.83
2022 January 774 54410 70.41 658 22866 29.59
December 532 53636 70.72 617 22208 29.28
November 606 53104 71.09 684 21591 28.91
October 653 52498 71.52 724 20907 28.48
September 615 51845 71.98 637 20183 28.02
August 460 51230 72.38 378 19546 27.62
July 399 50770 72.59 254 19168 27.41
June 511 50371 72.70 266 18914 27.30
May 538 49860 72.78 359 18648 27.22
April 599 49322 72.95 292 18289 27.05
March 662 48723 73.03 315 17997 26.97
February 596 48061 73.10 387 17682 26.90
2021 January 655 47465 73.29 301 17295 26.71
December 534 46810 73.37 299 16994 26.63
November 628 46276 73.49 275 16695 26.51
October 701 45648 73.55 271 16420 26.45

Domains registered to individuals

In March 1999 individuals were allowed to register domains. Below is the number of currently active domains which were registered by individuals.

registeredtotal
September 405 25827
August 367 25422
July 283 25055
June 308 24772
May 329 24464
April 334 24135
March 399 23801
February 396 23402
2022 January 490 23006
December 321 22516
November 367 22195
October 389 21828
September 308 21439
August 280 21131
July 226 20851
June 296 20625
May 294 20329
April 375 20035
March 385 19660
February 332 19275
2021 January 417 18943
December 323 18526
November 359 18203
October 409 17844

Age-distribution of registrants, Icelandic individuals

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 77
70-80 862
60-70 2934
50-60 5801
40-50 7492
30-40 6424
20-30 2127
10-20 104
0-10 0
Mean age 47.0

Registration month

Number of active domains, registered in each month of the year.

monththis yearlast yearolder
01 1432 956 5573
02 1243 983 5376
03 1331 977 5845
04 947 891 5511
05 968 897 5404
06 893 777 4517
07 833 653 4203
08 1187 838 4722
09 1122 1252 5681
10 0 1377 6099
11 0 1290 5906
12 0 1149 4973

Domain Age Distribution

Distribution of current .is domains in regard to how many years they were registered.

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 6
28-29 9
27-28 39
26-27 69
25-26 219
24-25 394
23-24 520
22-23 874
21-22 948
20-21 911
19-20 919
18-19 994
17-18 1327
16-17 1278
15-16 1646
14-15 1751
13-14 2373
12-13 2430
11-12 2531
10-11 2919
9-10 3324
8-9 3534
7-8 3866
6-7 4024
5-6 4516
4-5 5062
3-4 6285
2-3 8310
1-2 10938
0-1 13766
Mean age 6.7

Net number of new domains per month

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
September. 1123 [650 / 473] 1.31 807 [359 / 448] 0.94 316 [291 / 25] 0.37
Ágúst. 1311 [659 / 652] 1.53 808 [362 / 446] 0.95 503 [297 / 206] 0.59
Júlí. 884 [467 / 417] 1.04 755 [378 / 377] 0.89 129 [89 / 40] 0.15
Júní. 978 [483 / 495] 1.15 1082 [353 / 729] 1.27 -104 [130 / -234] -0.12
Maí. 1302 [533 / 769] 1.53 824 [382 / 442] 0.97 478 [151 / 327] 0.56
Apríl. 965 [515 / 450] 1.14 725 [398 / 327] 0.86 240 [117 / 123] 0.28
Mars. 1372 [650 / 722] 1.63 787 [464 / 323] 0.93 585 [186 / 399] 0.69
Febrúar. 1262 [704 / 558] 1.51 653 [363 / 290] 0.78 609 [341 / 268] 0.73
2022 Janúar. 1464 [785 / 679] 1.76 691 [353 / 338] 0.83 773 [432 / 341] 0.93
Desember. 1180 [553 / 627] 1.43 685 [392 / 293] 0.83 495 [161 / 334] 0.60
Nóvember. 1332 [638 / 694] 1.63 692 [422 / 270] 0.85 640 [216 / 424] 0.78
Október. 1421 [689 / 732] 1.75 664 [406 / 258] 0.82 757 [283 / 474] 0.93
September. 1293 [659 / 634] 1.61 613 [332 / 281] 0.76 680 [327 / 353] 0.85
Ágúst. 1119 [568 / 551] 1.40 765 [329 / 436] 0.96 354 [239 / 115] 0.44
Júlí. 955 [506 / 449] 1.20 642 [297 / 345] 0.81 313 [209 / 104] 0.39
Júní. 1103 [650 / 453] 1.40 817 [504 / 313] 1.03 286 [146 / 140] 0.36
Maí. 1282 [695 / 587] 1.63 819 [357 / 462] 1.04 463 [338 / 125] 0.59
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

Number of new domains by registration day

Blue is total new registrations, red is the number of domains deleted on that date.

registered [dom/for] deleted [dom/for] net change [dom/for]
02. Oct 18 [11/7] 48 [6/42 ] -30 [5/-35]
01. Oct 27 [9/18] 15 [5/10 ] 12 [4/8]
30. Sep 41 [12/29] 13 [4/9 ] 28 [8/20]
29. Sep 36 [28/8] 70 [10/60 ] -34 [18/-52]
28. Sep 38 [24/14] 21 [16/5 ] 17 [8/9]
27. Sep 58 [40/18] 24 [11/13 ] 34 [29/5]
26. Sep 31 [21/10] 60 [19/41 ] -29 [2/-31]
25. Sep 31 [26/5] 22 [11/11 ] 9 [15/-6]
24. Sep 20 [8/12] 24 [11/13 ] -4 [-3/-1]
23. Sep 32 [22/10] 16 [11/5 ] 16 [11/5]
22. Sep 38 [27/11] 53 [11/42 ] -15 [16/-31]
21. Sep 38 [24/14] 27 [15/12 ] 11 [9/2]
20. Sep 41 [19/22] 26 [13/13 ] 15 [6/9]
19. Sep 45 [32/13] 33 [20/13 ] 12 [12/0]
18. Sep 21 [13/8] 23 [15/8 ] -2 [-2/0]
17. Sep 42 [23/19] 25 [10/15 ] 17 [13/4]
16. Sep 27 [19/8] 13 [7/6 ] 14 [12/2]
15. Sep 45 [30/15] 25 [9/16 ] 20 [21/-1]
14. Sep 54 [24/30] 20 [12/8 ] 34 [12/22]
13. Sep 44 [28/16] 33 [19/14 ] 11 [9/2]
12. Sep 48 [24/24] 24 [13/11 ] 24 [11/13]
11. Sep 20 [7/13] 23 [11/12 ] -3 [-4/1]
10. Sep 32 [18/14] 32 [10/22 ] 0 [8/-8]
09. Sep 39 [28/11] 28 [18/10 ] 11 [10/1]
08. Sep 38 [19/19] 20 [10/10 ] 18 [9/9]
07. Sep 33 [18/15] 28 [11/17 ] 5 [7/-2]
06. Sep 77 [34/43] 25 [11/14 ] 52 [23/29]
05. Sep 29 [11/18] 22 [13/9 ] 7 [-2/9]
04. Sep 22 [16/6] 14 [4/10 ] 8 [12/-4]
03. Sep 36 [12/24] 21 [6/15 ] 15 [6/9]
02. Sep 31 [18/13] 18 [11/7 ] 13 [7/6]
Total     1132 [645/487] 846 [353/493] 286 [292/-6]

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

New Registrations per year

registered deleted net change
2022 10706 7195 3511
2021 14825 8224 6601
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

Registrations per month

registered/IDN
September 1123 49
August 1311 48
July 884 29
June 978 56
May 1302 33
April 965 27
March 1372 38
February 1262 59
2022 January 1464 67
December 1180 46
November 1332 48
October 1421 49
September 1293 44
August 1119 44
July 955 40
June 1103 31
May 1282 48
April 1242 44
March 1318 74
February 1306 61
2021 January 1274 74
December 1142 51
November 1251 68
October 1323 67

Deleted domains

When domain has been purged and is available for registration.

deleted
September 807
August 808
July 755
June 1082
May 824
April 725
March 787
February 653
2022 January 691
December 685
November 692
October 664
September 613
August 765
July 642
June 817
May 819
April 659
March 742
February 549
2021 January 577
December 632
November 621
October 721

Registration changes

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

changed
September 1907
August 1469
July 1246
June 1451
May 1704
April 1500
March 1896
February 1613
2022 January 1943
December 1391
November 1664
October 1474
September 1414
August 1182
July 1106
June 1306
May 1590
April 1502
March 1641
February 1338
2021 January 1402
December 1284
November 1616
October 1672

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
September 1258
August 1125
July 1058
June 1088
May 1532
April 1186
March 1166
February 1040
2022 January 1125
December 957
November 1019
October 1057
September 1021
August 977
July 1023
June 974
May 1302
April 1270
March 1063
February 963
2021 January 990
December 848
November 1030
October 1022

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

reactivated
September 509
August 416
July 381
June 463
May 511
April 479
March 510
February 470
2022 January 500
December 441
November 417
October 452
September 494
August 437
July 404
June 453
May 474
April 527
March 493
February 420
2021 January 450
December 421
November 472
October 422

Transferred domains

Number of domains transferred from one registrant to another.

transferred
September 388
August 248
July 214
June 217
May 254
April 176
March 329
February 271
2022 January 232
December 209
November 152
October 225
September 402
August 226
July 155
June 188
May 230
April 242
March 276
February 303
2021 January 245
December 253
November 250
October 280

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
September 3026
August 2977
July 2944
June 2900
May 2867
April 2848
March 2851
February 2836
2022 January 2815
December 2784
November 2779
October 2744
September 2731
August 2700
July 2664
June 2656
May 2629
April 2595
March 2544
February 2516
2021 January 2486
December 2468
November 2453
October 2417

Domains using ISNIC's nameservers

Number of domains per month using ISNIC's parking and domains using DNS service or forwarding at ISNIC.

parkedISNIC DNS
Október 18206 10243
September 18195 10149
Ágúst 18115 10060
Júlí 18210 9999
Júní 18231 9978
Maí 18359 9937
Apríl 18424 9861
Mars 18425 9777
Febrúar 18455 9730
2022 Janúar 18361 9629
Desember 18183 9529
Nóvember 17885 9447
Október 17470 9355
September 17175 9233
Ágúst 16874 9183
Júlí 16721 9156
Júní 16451 8919
Maí 16388 8911
Apríl 16110 8839
Mars 15961 8755
Febrúar 15640 8670
2021 Janúar 15357 8645
Desember 15059 8550
Nóvember 14875 8258

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
September 6536 31 7 3 6
August 5904 34 10 5 4
July 4981 31 7 6 10
June 5051 32 13 4 3
May 5724 40 6 6 7
April 5777 19 14 4 15
March 6894 60 10 3 8
February 6178 25 5 4 5
2022 January 6819 53 13 9 10
December 5525 32 3 5 9
November 5603 39 8 1 7
October 6134 31 4 1 11
September 5975 26 11 9 6
August 5463 41 12 7 6
July 4685 22 1 2 1
June 4347 33 9 8 7
May 5133 37 3 0 6
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
September 95
August 104
July 77
June 206
May 98
April 146
March 126
February 85
2022 January 167
December 120
November 132
October 143
September 131
August 102
July 101
June 96
May 103
April 130
March 146
February 97
2021 January 168
December 158
November 140
October 149

Domain names

Number of characters in a domain. It can between 1 up to 63 characters.

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1155 3 5687 4 6201
5 7554 6 8616 7 8400 8 8512
9 8202 10 7259 11 6049 12 4582
13 3496 14 2764 15 2091 16 1591
17 1087 18 758 19 579 20 407
21 248 22 171 23 115 24 77
25 51 26 33 27 24 28 10
29 13 30 9 31 4 32 3
33 1 34 4 35 1 36 1
37 1 38 1 39 1 40 2

First character of a domain name

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 49 1 379 2 175 3 149
4 110 5 66 6 57 7 60
8 60 9 36 a 5180 á 75
b 5505 c 3061 d 2736 ð 1
e 3096 é 6 f 4434 g 3968
h 5706 i 3727 í 108 j 1427
k 3452 l 4013 m 4917 n 2935
o 1870 ó 32 p 3312 q 232
r 3513 s 9492 t 4466 u 1071
ú 35 v 3663 w 1205 x 315
y 438 ý 2 z 420 þ 159
æ 23 ö 70

Following is information about recidency of registrants

Country

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 59041
US 8735
DE 2196
GB 2094
NO 1995
SE 1155
CA 1070
DK 707
NL 677
CH 599
FR 571
AU 421
IN 407
BZ 386
IT 360
ES 331
KN 308
CN 243
AT 223
BG 205

Domestic registrants in more detail

Postal code

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5469
101 Reykjavík 5270
108 Reykjavík 3885
110 Reykjavík 3627
200 Kópavogi 3039
104 Reykjavík 3039
210 Garðabæ 3026
220 Hafnarfirði 2437
201 Kópavogi 2159
112 Reykjavík 2114
270 Mosfellsbæ 1776
221 Hafnarfirði 1570
600 Akureyri 1454
203 Kópavogi 1356
109 Reykjavík 1279
107 Reykjavík 1145
113 Reykjavík 1086
800 Selfossi 1064
230 Reykjanesbæ 989
103 Reykjavík 780

Towns

town/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 29358
Kópavogi 6565
Hafnarfirði 4029
Garðabæ 3464
Akureyri 2159
Reykjanesbæ 1924
Mosfellsbæ 1902
Selfossi 1566
Seltjarnarnesi 717
Akranesi 570
Grindavík 443
Borgarnesi 417
Egilsstöðum 371
Vestmannaeyjum 307
Hveragerði 307
Ísafirði 292
Húsavík 290
Sauðárkróki 276
Höfn í Hornafirði 275
Hellu 251

Companies hosting .IS domains

Percentage of .IS domains with master nameserver in domain of the largest hosting companies.

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 13.45  |  21 awsdns.net 0.48
2 cloudflare.com 6.97  |  22 thekking.is 0.48
3 registrar-servers.com 3.73  |  23 awsdns.com 0.46
4 hyp.net 1.82  |  24 awsdns.org 0.46
5 hysingar.is 1.79  |  25 digitalocean.com 0.43
6 vist.is 1.67  |  26 eurodns.com 0.42
7 wixdns.net 1.65  |  27 t.is 0.42
8 netvistun.is 1.02  |  28 microsoftonline.com 0.40
9 hysing.is 1.02  |  29 googledomains.com 0.39
10 c.is 0.91  |  30 awsdns.co.uk 0.39
11 x.is 0.90  |  31 dan.com 0.39
12 xnet.is 0.84  |  32 vortex.is 0.38
13 azure-dns.com 0.76  |  33 dreamhost.com 0.38
14 simnet.is 0.71  |  34 wordpress.com 0.37
15 cscdns.net 0.68  |  35 iwantmyname.net 0.36
16 siteground.net 0.60  |  36 parkingcrew.net 0.34
17 stefna.is 0.58  |  37 snerpa.is 0.34
18 midja.is 0.56  |  38 okhysing.is 0.33
19 101domain.com 0.55  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.33
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 reykjavik.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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