Cumulative number of domains and number of domains registered each year

The first domain was established in ccTLD IS in 1986, but formal domain registration began in 1989, as Iceland became officially part of the Internet.
See also historical statistics on the number of registered hosts in Iceland.

yearregisteredtotal
2019 9814 63878
2018 6497 54064
2017 5661 47567
2016 4938 41906
2015 4621 36968
2014 4079 32347
2013 3830 28268
2012 3327 24438
2011 2760 21111
2010 2733 18351
2009 2530 15618
2008 2061 13088
2007 1792 11027
2006 1429 9235
2005 1418 7806
2004 1080 6388
2003 989 5308
2002 964 4319
2001 921 3355
2000 953 2434
1999 592 1481
1998 434 889
1997 271 455
1996 83 184
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 446 3411
2018 335 2965
2017 276 2630
2016 237 2354
2015 190 2117
2014 262 1927
2013 192 1665
2012 200 1473
2011 133 1273
2010 174 1140
2009 183 966
2008 184 783
2007 193 599
2006 98 406
2005 266 308
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
September 776 52264 70.68 407 21683 29.32
August 642 51488 70.76 406 21276 29.24
July 551 50846 70.90 489 20870 29.10
June 565 50295 71.16 457 20381 28.84
May 917 49730 71.40 491 19924 28.60
April 767 48813 71.53 484 19433 28.47
March 786 48046 71.72 381 18949 28.28
February 553 47260 71.79 399 18568 28.21
2020 January 627 46707 71.99 371 18169 28.01
December 427 46080 72.14 395 17798 27.86
November 618 45653 72.40 386 17403 27.60
October 604 45035 72.58 395 17017 27.42
September 591 44431 72.77 472 16622 27.23
August 387 43840 73.08 292 16150 26.92
July 379 43453 73.26 372 15858 26.74
June 323 43074 73.56 282 15486 26.44
May 415 42751 73.77 372 15204 26.23
April 436 42336 74.06 621 14832 25.94
March 458 41900 74.67 200 14211 25.33
February 435 41442 74.73 260 14011 25.27
2019 January 473 41007 74.89 221 13751 25.11
December 266 40534 74.97 205 13530 25.03
November 399 40268 75.14 187 13325 24.86
October 496 39869 75.21 204 13138 24.79

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
September 513 22074
August 421 21561
July 380 21140
June 350 20760
May 643 20410
April 491 19767
March 489 19276
February 355 18787
2020 January 379 18432
December 270 18053
November 356 17783
October 355 17427
September 354 17072
August 220 16718
July 232 16498
June 178 16266
May 236 16088
April 245 15852
March 270 15607
February 226 15337
2019 January 267 15111
December 149 14844
November 219 14695
October 268 14476

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 45
70-80 630
60-70 2473
50-60 4743
40-50 6267
30-40 5815
20-30 2018
10-20 80
0-10 0
Mean age 46,3

Registration month

Number of active domains, registered in each month of the year. Green is this year, red is last year and gray is older:

monththis yearlast yearolder
01 998 694 4881
02 952 695 4782
03 1167 658 5137
04 1251 1057 4441
05 1408 787 4511
06 1022 605 3888
07 1040 751 3462
08 1048 679 3968
09 1183 1063 4746
10 0 999 5140
11 0 1004 4986
12 0 822 4128

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 8
29-30 6
28-29 4
27-28 6
26-27 10
25-26 39
24-25 69
23-24 225
22-23 401
21-22 534
20-21 896
19-20 975
18-19 944
17-18 951
16-17 1036
15-16 1384
14-15 1343
13-14 1744
12-13 1864
11-12 2545
10-11 2623
9-10 2764
8-9 3260
7-8 3731
6-7 4020
5-6 4460
4-5 4758
3-4 5470
2-3 6272
1-2 8761
0-1 12843
Mean age 6,4


Net number of new domains per month

Green is net number of domains, blue is registered(+) and red is unregistered(-)

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
September. 1188 [787 / 401] 1.61 665 [383 / 282] 0.90 523 [404 / 119] 0.71
Ágúst. 1055 [654 / 401] 1.44 778 [366 / 412] 1.06 277 [288 / -11] 0.38
Júlí. 1044 [556 / 488] 1.43 660 [342 / 318] 0.90 384 [214 / 170] 0.53
Júní. 1036 [580 / 456] 1.42 678 [367 / 311] 0.93 358 [213 / 145] 0.49
Maí. 1425 [936 / 489] 1.97 880 [441 / 439] 1.22 545 [495 / 50] 0.75
Apríl. 1261 [780 / 481] 1.76 774 [501 / 273] 1.08 487 [279 / 208] 0.68
Mars. 1191 [806 / 385] 1.67 768 [500 / 268] 1.08 423 [306 / 117] 0.59
Febrúar. 966 [566 / 400] 1.36 753 [503 / 250] 1.06 213 [63 / 150] 0.30
2020 Janúar. 1014 [644 / 370] 1.43 656 [453 / 203] 0.93 358 [191 / 167] 0.51
Desember. 834 [440 / 394] 1.19 712 [418 / 294] 1.01 122 [22 / 100] 0.17
Nóvember. 1019 [627 / 392] 1.45 683 [443 / 240] 0.97 336 [184 / 152] 0.48
Október. 1029 [634 / 395] 1.47 671 [429 / 242] 0.96 358 [205 / 153] 0.51
September. 1128 [651 / 477] 1.62 619 [396 / 223] 0.89 509 [255 / 254] 0.73
Ágúst. 962 [522 / 440] 1.39 634 [392 / 242] 0.92 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí. 1197 [537 / 660] 1.74 620 [374 / 246] 0.90 577 [163 / 414] 0.84
Júní. 916 [436 / 480] 1.34 719 [430 / 289] 1.06 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí. 1078 [519 / 559] 1.59 769 [438 / 331] 1.13 309 [81 / 228] 0.45
Apríl. 1549 [589 / 960] 2.29 809 [503 / 306] 1.20 740 [86 / 654] 1.09
Mars. 971 [615 / 356] 1.45 775 [495 / 280] 1.16 196 [120 / 76] 0.29
Febrúar. 922 [577 / 345] 1.38 714 [449 / 265] 1.07 208 [128 / 80] 0.31

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]
24. Oct 19 [9/10] 28 [15/13 ] -9 [-6/-3]
23. Oct 44 [35/9] 20 [13/7 ] 24 [22/2]
22. Oct 61 [46/15] 29 [19/10 ] 32 [27/5]
21. Oct 38 [24/14] 23 [14/9 ] 15 [10/5]
20. Oct 46 [28/18] 36 [27/9 ] 10 [1/9]
19. Oct 53 [45/8] 21 [15/6 ] 32 [30/2]
18. Oct 21 [11/10] 19 [7/12 ] 2 [4/-2]
17. Oct 23 [12/11] 20 [8/12 ] 3 [4/-1]
16. Oct 44 [30/14] 21 [13/8 ] 23 [17/6]
15. Oct 40 [28/12] 27 [16/11 ] 13 [12/1]
14. Oct 51 [31/20] 31 [25/6 ] 20 [6/14]
13. Oct 39 [28/11] 12 [9/3 ] 27 [19/8]
12. Oct 39 [32/7] 26 [12/14 ] 13 [20/-7]
11. Oct 38 [30/8] 28 [19/9 ] 10 [11/-1]
10. Oct 32 [23/9] 19 [11/8 ] 13 [12/1]
09. Oct 46 [32/14] 32 [26/6 ] 14 [6/8]
08. Oct 52 [40/12] 18 [16/2 ] 34 [24/10]
07. Oct 51 [35/16] 29 [14/15 ] 22 [21/1]
06. Oct 57 [37/20] 29 [24/5 ] 28 [13/15]
05. Oct 40 [30/10] 25 [20/5 ] 15 [10/5]
04. Oct 29 [11/18] 24 [15/9 ] 5 [-4/9]
03. Oct 29 [13/16] 22 [5/17 ] 7 [8/-1]
02. Oct 54 [35/19] 24 [16/8 ] 30 [19/11]
01. Oct 48 [33/15] 23 [18/5 ] 25 [15/10]
30. Sep 43 [27/16] 21 [12/9 ] 22 [15/7]
29. Sep 54 [34/20] 34 [23/11 ] 20 [11/9]
28. Sep 55 [36/19] 19 [9/10 ] 36 [27/9]
27. Sep 32 [27/5] 11 [4/7 ] 21 [23/-2]
26. Sep 23 [11/12] 10 [5/5 ] 13 [6/7]
25. Sep 50 [36/14] 12 [5/7 ] 38 [31/7]
24. Sep 43 [26/17] 29 [18/11 ] 14 [8/6]
Total     1294 [875/419] 722 [453/269] 572 [422/150]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 11175 7198 3977
2019 12581 8374 4207
2018 10447 8320 2127
2017 10418 6853 3565
2016 10781 6197 4584
2015 10324 5619 4705
2014 9773 5356 4417
2013 9881 4615 5266
2012 8965 3793 5172
2011 7903 3329 4574
2010 7157 2990 4167
2009 7084 3019 4065
2008 5275 2150 3125
2007 4765 1384 3381
2006 3964 1424 2540
2005 3624 1160 2464
2004 2486 1199 1287
2003 2398 1125 1273
2002 2326 1243 1083
2001 785 346 439

registered/IDN
September 1188 62
August 1055 60
July 1044 59
June 1036 64
May 1425 61
April 1261 49
March 1191 72
February 966 49
2020 January 1014 46
December 834 43
November 1019 60
October 1029 36
September 1128 66
August 962 70
July 1197 36
June 916 31
May 1078 49
April 1549 43
March 971 50
February 922 33
2019 January 976 48
December 666 39
November 801 35
October 949 51

Deleted domains

deleted
September 665
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880
April 774
March 768
February 753
2020 January 656
December 712
November 683
October 671
September 619
August 634
July 620
June 719
May 769
April 809
March 775
February 714
2019 January 649
December 639
November 644
October 743

Registration changes

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

changed
September 1534
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981
April 1815
March 1434
February 1355
2020 January 1359
December 1131
November 1381
October 1252
September 1166
August 1265
July 1350
June 1096
May 1395
April 2953
March 1050
February 1092
2019 January 1124
December 829
November 1189
October 1183

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 1012
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065
September 1004
August 987
July 847
June 920
May 1202
April 1166
March 1296
February 1059
2019 January 1193
December 837
November 1003
October 1050

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

reactivated
September 489
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542
April 541
March 542
February 513
2020 January 486
December 391
November 436
October 515
September 490
August 456
July 415
June 424
May 554
April 480
March 590
February 506
2019 January 465
December 406
November 514
October 466

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
September 282
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259
April 235
March 318
February 307
2020 January 281
December 191
November 229
October 264
September 308
August 289
July 245
June 187
May 251
April 187
March 182
February 316
2019 January 324
December 209
November 248
October 219

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
September 2400
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326
April 2340
March 2337
February 2332
2020 January 2321
December 2317
November 2310
October 2303
September 2254
August 2252
July 2242
June 2220
May 2195
April 2184
March 2181
February 2175
2019 January 2151
December 2113
November 2101
October 2026

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
Október 14657 8142
September 14515 8042
Ágúst 14414 7917
Júlí 14279 7846
Júní 14183 7757
Maí 13964 7657
Apríl 13871 7562
Mars 13838 7455
Febrúar 13866 7418
2020 Janúar 13804 7359
Desember 13760 7319
Nóvember 13678 7234
Október 13611 7138
September 13448 7099
Ágúst 13419 7063
Júlí 13182 6990
Júní 13151 6949
Maí 13051 6893
Apríl 12844 6872
Mars 12770 6826
Febrúar 12626 6816
2019 Janúar 12601 6764
Desember 12553 6732
Nóvember 12579 6681

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 5526 30 4 1 2
August 4884 22 8 4 8
July 4219 26 3 1 4
June 4225 24 10 5 4
May 4871 35 10 2 4
April 5178 28 11 4 5
March 5798 33 4 1 1
February 5120 35 4 2 3
2020 January 5875 44 10 14 5
December 4568 13 8 3 4
November 4488 50 5 2 0
October 5246 19 6 3 2
September 4887 32 4 2 4
August 4698 25 10 2 6
July 3948 41 16 4 3
June 3893 31 4 5 4
May 4791 38 6 1 8
April 4656 19 8 2 4
March 5392 35 5 5 8
February 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 January 5785 34 7 7 5
December 4379 15 9 2 6
November 4651 28 10 5 6
October 4877 28 4 1 4

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
September 149
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138
April 182
March 133
February 92
2020 January 109
December 873
November 87
October 158
September 99
August 188
July 133
June 107
May 168
April 187
March 110
February 130
2019 January 132
December 94
November 139
October 124

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1087 3 4927 4 5267
5 6496 6 7355 7 7142 8 7222
9 6990 10 6251 11 5242 12 3908
13 3093 14 2421 15 1795 16 1442
17 969 18 707 19 523 20 354
21 233 22 157 23 108 24 74
25 47 26 32 27 20 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 3 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 301 2 141 3 117
4 78 5 54 6 34 7 45
8 45 9 37 a 4458 á 72
b 4713 c 2564 d 2386 ð 1
e 2709 é 6 f 3923 g 3443
h 4947 i 3415 í 94 j 1256
k 2959 l 3448 m 4044 n 2547
o 1638 ó 29 p 2824 q 171
r 3048 s 8176 t 3850 u 932
ú 33 v 3173 w 1011 x 243
y 388 ý 2 z 345 þ 142
æ 19 ö 57

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 52204
US 6549
DE 1834
GB 1832
NO 1707
SE 1039
CA 867
DK 786
CH 685
NL 594
FR 472
BZ 367
AU 332
IT 305
IN 226
ES 222
AT 211
CN 180
KN 179
RU 173

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5154
101 Reykjavík 5077
108 Reykjavík 3706
110 Reykjavík 3246
200 Kópavogi 2694
104 Reykjavík 2618
210 Garðabæ 2432
220 Hafnarfirði 2189
112 Reykjavík 1883
201 Kópavogi 1782
270 Mosfellsbæ 1483
600 Akureyri 1273
221 Hafnarfirði 1240
203 Kópavogi 1201
109 Reykjavík 1187
107 Reykjavík 1055
113 Reykjavík 1040
800 Selfossi 855
230 Reykjanesbæ 846
103 Reykjavík 702

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 26719
Kópavogi 5690
Hafnarfirði 3455
Garðabæ 2874
Akureyri 1900
Mosfellsbæ 1589
Reykjanesbæ 1500
Selfossi 1294
Seltjarnarnesi 654
Akranesi 434
Borgarnesi 390
Egilsstöðum 335
Grindavík 277
Höfn í Hornafirði 270
Vestmannaeyjum 266
Húsavík 263
Ísafirði 253
Hveragerði 246
Sauðárkróki 228
Hellu 216

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.73  |  21 azure-dns.com 0.52
2 cloudflare.com 4.94  |  22 t.is 0.51
3 registrar-servers.com 2.99  |  23 awsdns.com 0.49
4 hysingar.is 2.05  |  24 iwantmyname.net 0.48
5 hyp.net 1.91  |  25 eurodns.com 0.47
6 simnet.is 1.56  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.46
7 hysing.is 1.31  |  27 awsdns.net 0.46
8 vist.is 1.30  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.44
9 wixdns.net 1.27  |  29 vortex.is 0.41
10 x.is 1.26  |  30 awsdns.org 0.41
11 c.is 1.20  |  31 reykjavik.is 0.38
12 netvistun.is 1.08  |  32 googledomains.com 0.38
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 microsoftonline.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.37
15 101domain.com 0.71  |  35 wordpress.com 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.66  |  36 okhysing.is 0.37
17 midja.is 0.62  |  37 dg.is 0.37
18 opex.is 0.62  |  38 nethonnun.is 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.57  |  39 snerpa.is 0.36
20 markmonitor.com 0.52  |  40 awsdns.co.uk 0.36

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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