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
2022 12880 85533
2021 10474 72653
2020 8683 62179
2019 6545 53496
2018 4985 46951
2017 4542 41966
2016 4023 37424
2015 3857 33401
2014 3558 29544
2013 3327 25986
2012 2923 22659
2011 2473 19736
2010 2502 17263
2009 2316 14761
2008 1917 12445
2007 1681 10528
2006 1342 8847
2005 1356 7505
2004 1023 6149
2003 946 5126
2002 924 4180
2001 894 3256
2000 926 2362
1999 571 1436
1998 423 865

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
2022 550 4478
2021 470 3928
2020 489 3458
2019 325 2969
2018 263 2644
2017 235 2381
2016 199 2146
2015 165 1947
2014 251 1782
2013 175 1531
2012 167 1356
2011 108 1189
2010 159 1081
2009 168 922
2008 176 754
2007 188 578
2006 92 390
2005 256 298
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month in regard to kennitalas

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
2023 January 712 59757 68.88 510 26998 31.12
December 445 59045 69.03 453 26488 30.97
November 612 58600 69.24 534 26035 30.76
October 597 57988 69.46 445 25501 30.54
September 636 57391 69.61 435 25056 30.39
August 641 56755 69.74 526 24621 30.26
July 445 56114 69.96 380 24095 30.04
June 469 55669 70.13 423 23715 29.87
May 518 55200 70.33 445 23292 29.67
April 502 54682 70.53 439 22847 29.47
March 636 54180 70.74 690 22408 29.26
February 660 53544 71.14 551 21718 28.86
2022 January 741 52884 71.42 657 21167 28.58
December 428 52143 71.77 342 20510 28.23
November 489 51715 71.94 413 20168 28.06
October 558 51226 72.17 432 19755 27.83
September 527 50668 72.39 396 19323 27.61
August 458 50141 72.60 346 18927 27.40
July 398 49683 72.78 254 18581 27.22
June 509 49285 72.89 266 18327 27.11
May 536 48776 72.98 359 18061 27.02
April 595 48240 73.16 292 17702 26.84
March 660 47645 73.24 315 17410 26.76
February 581 46985 73.32 387 17095 26.68

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
2023 January 456 26205
December 285 25749
November 375 25464
October 350 25089
September 405 24739
August 363 24334
July 279 23971
June 304 23692
May 325 23388
April 327 23063
March 395 22736
February 373 22341
2022 January 466 21968
December 246 21502
November 267 21256
October 322 20989
September 240 20667
August 283 20427
July 225 20144
June 294 19919
May 292 19625
April 372 19333
March 385 18961
February 315 18576

Age-distribution of registrants, Icelandic individuals

age (years)number
90-100 8
80-90 85
70-80 972
60-70 3241
50-60 6316
40-50 7580
30-40 6057
20-30 1856
10-20 90
0-10 0
Mean age 47.9

Registration month

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

monththis yearlast yearolder
01 1222 1398 6462
02 0 1211 6313
03 0 1326 6807
04 0 941 6387
05 0 963 6292
06 0 892 5284
07 0 825 4844
08 0 1167 5499
09 0 1071 6229
10 0 1042 6732
11 0 1146 6417
12 0 898 5393

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 6
29-30 7
28-29 10
27-28 62
26-27 88
25-26 284
24-25 454
23-24 622
22-23 946
21-22 895
20-21 890
19-20 966
18-19 1037
17-18 1364
16-17 1408
15-16 1659
14-15 1925
13-14 2352
12-13 2517
11-12 2532
10-11 2931
9-10 3319
8-9 3665
7-8 3872
6-7 4081
5-6 4554
4-5 5036
3-4 6661
2-3 8954
1-2 10940
0-1 12703
Mean age 6.8

Net number of new domains per month

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
2023 Janúar. 1227 [725 / 502] 1.41 885 [425 / 460] 1.02 342 [300 / 42] 0.39
Desember. 918 [457 / 461] 1.06 882 [425 / 457] 1.02 36 [32 / 4] 0.04
Nóvember. 1197 [635 / 562] 1.39 845 [359 / 486] 0.98 352 [276 / 76] 0.41
Október. 1119 [606 / 513] 1.30 894 [433 / 461] 1.04 225 [173 / 52] 0.26
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

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]
03. Feb 47 [27/20] 25 [9/16 ] 22 [18/4]
02. Feb 55 [30/25] 26 [16/10 ] 29 [14/15]
01. Feb 38 [27/11] 26 [9/17 ] 12 [18/-6]
31. Jan 53 [30/23] 31 [17/14 ] 22 [13/9]
30. Jan 41 [20/21] 16 [12/4 ] 25 [8/17]
29. Jan 27 [18/9] 23 [5/18 ] 4 [13/-9]
28. Jan 22 [17/5] 19 [9/10 ] 3 [8/-5]
27. Jan 46 [32/14] 24 [8/16 ] 22 [24/-2]
26. Jan 36 [21/15] 16 [10/6 ] 20 [11/9]
25. Jan 38 [21/17] 10 [3/7 ] 28 [18/10]
24. Jan 28 [20/8] 25 [16/9 ] 3 [4/-1]
23. Jan 37 [24/13] 43 [20/23 ] -6 [4/-10]
22. Jan 33 [21/12] 14 [6/8 ] 19 [15/4]
21. Jan 31 [22/9] 27 [6/21 ] 4 [16/-12]
20. Jan 36 [21/15] 28 [13/15 ] 8 [8/0]
19. Jan 41 [26/15] 26 [13/13 ] 15 [13/2]
18. Jan 53 [41/12] 30 [15/15 ] 23 [26/-3]
17. Jan 52 [34/18] 25 [11/14 ] 27 [23/4]
16. Jan 41 [24/17] 42 [11/31 ] -1 [13/-14]
15. Jan 30 [13/17] 23 [12/11 ] 7 [1/6]
14. Jan 18 [8/10] 44 [26/18 ] -26 [-18/-8]
13. Jan 52 [28/24] 26 [13/13 ] 26 [15/11]
12. Jan 37 [24/13] 29 [13/16 ] 8 [11/-3]
11. Jan 44 [29/15] 35 [19/16 ] 9 [10/-1]
10. Jan 67 [33/34] 42 [21/21 ] 25 [12/13]
09. Jan 48 [24/24] 35 [22/13 ] 13 [2/11]
08. Jan 34 [22/12] 36 [12/24 ] -2 [10/-12]
07. Jan 33 [22/11] 21 [6/15 ] 12 [16/-4]
06. Jan 46 [24/22] 25 [16/9 ] 21 [8/13]
05. Jan 41 [25/16] 19 [10/9 ] 22 [15/7]
04. Jan 46 [32/14] 34 [17/17 ] 12 [15/-3]
Total     1251 [760/491] 845 [396/449] 406 [364/42]

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

New Registrations per year

registered deleted net change
2023 1367 962 405
2022 13895 9753 4142
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
2023 January 1227 75
December 918 39
November 1197 73
October 1119 61
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

Deleted domains

When domain has been purged and is available for registration.

deleted
2023 January 885
December 882
November 845
October 894
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

Registration changes

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

changed
2023 January 1711
December 1554
November 1688
October 1963
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

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
2023 January 1580
December 1405
November 1239
October 1292
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

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

reactivated
2023 January 482
December 739
November 481
October 495
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

Transferred domains

Number of domains transferred from one registrant to another.

transferred
2023 January 764
December 476
November 258
October 272
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

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
2023 January 3167
December 3124
November 3101
October 3061
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

Domains using ISNIC's nameservers

Number of domains per month using ISNIC's parking or ISNIC DNS Hosting.

parkedISNIC DNS Hosting
Febrúar 18077 10562
2023 Janúar 18029 10492
Desember 18081 10404
Nóvember 18172 10300
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

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
2023 January 7220 53 10 9 11
December 5836 31 14 8 10
November 5880 32 9 8 7
October 6412 36 9 7 17
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
2023 January 106
December 108
November 156
October 99
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

Domain names

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

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 45 2 1162 3 5743 4 6277
5 7641 6 8664 7 8465 8 8634
9 8293 10 7359 11 6094 12 4665
13 3529 14 2814 15 2109 16 1623
17 1108 18 766 19 579 20 410
21 255 22 172 23 116 24 81
25 53 26 31 27 24 28 10
29 12 30 9 31 4 32 3
33 1 34 4 35 1 36 1
37 1 38 1 39 1 40 1

First character of a domain name

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 57 1 392 2 181 3 154
4 106 5 68 6 59 7 57
8 62 9 38 a 5252 á 78
b 5594 c 3067 d 2770 ð 1
e 3110 é 7 f 4470 g 4007
h 5745 i 3743 í 106 j 1467
k 3455 l 4086 m 4962 n 2924
o 1893 ó 32 p 3330 q 230
r 3549 s 9663 t 4514 u 1089
ú 38 v 3737 w 1227 x 313
y 447 ý 1 z 419 þ 159
æ 25 ö 77

Following is information about recidency of registrants

Country

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 59825
US 8801
DE 2218
GB 2070
NO 2061
SE 1165
CA 1052
DK 715
NL 673
CH 588
FR 586
FI 437
AU 434
BZ 401
IN 393
IT 362
ES 335
CN 258
AT 229
BG 218

Domestic registrants in more detail

Postal code

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5644
101 Reykjavík 5395
108 Reykjavík 3825
110 Reykjavík 3734
104 Reykjavík 3073
210 Garðabæ 3059
200 Kópavogi 2999
220 Hafnarfirði 2510
201 Kópavogi 2177
112 Reykjavík 2119
270 Mosfellsbæ 1855
221 Hafnarfirði 1579
600 Akureyri 1496
203 Kópavogi 1373
109 Reykjavík 1249
107 Reykjavík 1156
800 Selfossi 1115
113 Reykjavík 1053
230 Reykjanesbæ 970
103 Reykjavík 768

Towns

town/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 29729
Kópavogi 6560
Hafnarfirði 4111
Garðabæ 3495
Akureyri 2173
Mosfellsbæ 1975
Reykjanesbæ 1900
Selfossi 1627
Seltjarnarnesi 739
Akranesi 605
Grindavík 447
Borgarnesi 435
Egilsstöðum 360
Hveragerði 337
Vestmannaeyjum 308
Ísafirði 295
Húsavík 294
Höfn í Hornafirði 287
Sauðárkróki 272
Hellu 254

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 13.34  |  21 awsdns.net 0.48
2 cloudflare.com 7.28  |  22 awsdns.org 0.47
3 registrar-servers.com 3.89  |  23 awsdns.com 0.46
4 hyp.net 1.85  |  24 thekking.is 0.46
5 hysingar.is 1.79  |  25 digitalocean.com 0.45
6 wixdns.net 1.72  |  26 t.is 0.43
7 vist.is 1.66  |  27 eurodns.com 0.42
8 netvistun.is 1.03  |  28 googledomains.com 0.42
9 hysing.is 0.99  |  29 awsdns.co.uk 0.40
10 c.is 0.89  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.39
11 x.is 0.86  |  31 wordpress.com 0.39
12 xnet.is 0.81  |  32 dreamhost.com 0.38
13 azure-dns.com 0.79  |  33 vortex.is 0.37
14 simnet.is 0.69  |  34 parkingcrew.net 0.37
15 cscdns.net 0.69  |  35 iwantmyname.net 0.36
16 siteground.net 0.61  |  36 dan.com 0.36
17 stefna.is 0.59  |  37 snerpa.is 0.34
18 midja.is 0.56  |  38 reykjavik.is 0.33
19 101domain.com 0.52  |  39 okhysing.is 0.32
20 markmonitor.com 0.51  |  40 trademarkarea.com 0.30

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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