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 9576 69605
2018 8130 60029
2017 6718 51899
2016 5706 45181
2015 5193 39475
2014 4507 34282
2013 4141 29775
2012 3587 25634
2011 2968 22047
2010 2890 19079
2009 2663 16189
2008 2164 13526
2007 1883 11362
2006 1494 9479
2005 1462 7985
2004 1112 6523
2003 1017 5411
2002 983 4394
2001 937 3411
2000 982 2474
1999 598 1492
1998 439 894
1997 273 455
1996 84 182
1995 56 98

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 409 3237
2017 309 2828
2016 262 2519
2015 207 2257
2014 281 2050
2013 206 1769
2012 213 1563
2011 152 1350
2010 183 1198
2009 190 1015
2008 195 825
2007 201 630
2006 105 429
2005 278 324
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
September 639 49520 71.14 485 20088 28.86
Ágúst 514 48881 71.38 448 19603 28.62
Júlí 526 48367 71.63 658 19155 28.37
Júní 434 47841 72.12 475 18497 27.88
Maí 507 47407 72.46 561 18022 27.54
Apríl 579 46900 72.87 925 17461 27.13
Mars 611 46321 73.69 328 16536 26.31
Febrúar 571 45710 73.82 349 16208 26.18
2019 Janúar 642 45139 74.00 324 15859 26.00
Desember 371 44497 74.12 285 15535 25.88
Nóvember 499 44126 74.32 281 15250 25.68
Október 619 43627 74.45 302 14969 25.55
September 468 43008 74.57 261 14667 25.43
Ágúst 351 42540 74.70 218 14406 25.30
Júlí 330 42189 74.83 182 14188 25.17
Júní 357 41859 74.93 222 14006 25.07
Maí 428 41502 75.07 231 13784 24.93
Apríl 450 41074 75.19 229 13553 24.81
Mars 483 40624 75.30 197 13324 24.70
Febrúar 454 40141 75.36 229 13127 24.64
2018 Janúar 445 39687 75.47 238 12898 24.53
Desember 337 39242 75.61 227 12660 24.39
Nóvember 417 38905 75.78 233 12433 24.22
Október 410 38488 75.93 192 12200 24.07

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
September 394 19983
Ágúst 329 19589
Júlí 348 19260
Júní 256 18912
Maí 303 18656
Apríl 359 18353
Mars 383 17994
Febrúar 326 17611
2019 Janúar 398 17285
Desember 241 16887
Nóvember 293 16646
Október 362 16353
September 261 15991
Ágúst 194 15730
Júlí 168 15536
Júní 183 15368
Maí 209 15185
Apríl 243 14976
Mars 251 14733
Febrúar 235 14482
2018 Janúar 259 14247
Desember 183 13988
Nóvember 221 13805
Október 188 13584

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 42
70-80 535
60-70 2161
50-60 4277
40-50 5619
30-40 5289
20-30 1993
10-20 64
0-10 0
Mean age 46,0

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
01 966 683 4710
02 920 683 4597
03 939 680 4962
04 1504 679 4243
05 1068 659 4292
06 909 579 3687
07 1184 512 3301
08 962 569 3762
09 1124 729 4610
10 0 921 4881
11 0 780 4827
12 0 656 4030

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 8
28-29 6
27-28 4
26-27 6
25-26 10
24-25 39
23-24 70
22-23 226
21-22 401
20-21 539
19-20 918
18-19 996
17-18 960
16-17 974
15-16 1063
14-15 1432
13-14 1388
12-13 1825
11-12 1972
10-11 2680
9-10 2756
8-9 2955
7-8 3522
6-7 4030
5-6 4387
4-5 5021
3-4 5450
2-3 6441
1-2 7589
0-1 11933
Mean age 6,2


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 1085 [624 / 461] 1.56 595 [384 / 211] 0.85 490 [240 / 250] 0.70
Ágúst 962 [522 / 440] 1.40 634 [392 / 242] 0.93 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí 1197 [537 / 660] 1.77 620 [374 / 246] 0.92 577 [163 / 414] 0.85
Júní 916 [436 / 480] 1.38 719 [430 / 289] 1.08 197 [6 / 191] 0.30
Maí 1078 [519 / 559] 1.65 769 [438 / 331] 1.18 309 [81 / 228] 0.47
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.41 809 [503 / 306] 1.26 740 [86 / 654] 1.15
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.54 775 [495 / 280] 1.23 196 [120 / 76] 0.31
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.49 714 [449 / 265] 1.15 208 [128 / 80] 0.34
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.60 649 [407 / 242] 1.06 327 [242 / 85] 0.54
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.11 639 [370 / 269] 1.06 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.35 644 [406 / 238] 1.08 157 [109 / 48] 0.26
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.62 743 [479 / 264] 1.27 206 [160 / 46] 0.35
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.34 616 [390 / 226] 1.07 154 [114 / 40] 0.27
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.41 702 [374 / 328] 1.23 101 [95 / 6] 0.18
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.30 568 [327 / 241] 1.01 166 [110 / 56] 0.29
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.41 644 [329 / 315] 1.15 143 [126 / 17] 0.26
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.75 1288 [715 / 573] 2.33 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.58
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.82 710 [411 / 299] 1.30 283 [225 / 58] 0.52
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.90 511 [296 / 215] 0.95 516 [384 / 132] 0.96
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.82 480 [307 / 173] 0.90 487 [330 / 157] 0.91

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]
14. Oct 31 [17/14] 25 [17/8 ] 6 [0/6]
13. Oct 16 [8/8] 23 [20/3 ] -7 [-12/5]
12. Oct 23 [14/9] 16 [12/4 ] 7 [2/5]
11. Oct 35 [23/12] 12 [5/7 ] 23 [18/5]
10. Oct 35 [20/15] 22 [17/5 ] 13 [3/10]
09. Oct 41 [28/13] 19 [15/4 ] 22 [13/9]
08. Oct 40 [29/11] 24 [15/9 ] 16 [14/2]
07. Oct 61 [32/29] 28 [14/14 ] 33 [18/15]
06. Oct 14 [10/4] 32 [15/17 ] -18 [-5/-13]
05. Oct 22 [13/9] 16 [11/5 ] 6 [2/4]
04. Oct 35 [21/14] 25 [18/7 ] 10 [3/7]
03. Oct 36 [18/18] 21 [16/5 ] 15 [2/13]
02. Oct 27 [18/9] 27 [21/6 ] 0 [-3/3]
01. Oct 53 [35/18] 28 [26/2 ] 25 [9/16]
30. Sep 50 [25/25] 30 [20/10 ] 20 [5/15]
29. Sep 25 [11/14] 20 [13/7 ] 5 [-2/7]
28. Sep 26 [14/12] 32 [12/20 ] -6 [2/-8]
27. Sep 44 [23/21] 16 [8/8 ] 28 [15/13]
26. Sep 41 [23/18] 18 [13/5 ] 23 [10/13]
25. Sep 47 [32/15] 25 [22/3 ] 22 [10/12]
24. Sep 39 [23/16] 35 [29/6 ] 4 [-6/10]
23. Sep 54 [28/26] 28 [20/8 ] 26 [8/18]
22. Sep 25 [15/10] 16 [7/9 ] 9 [8/1]
21. Sep 15 [8/7] 14 [9/5 ] 1 [-1/2]
20. Sep 59 [31/28] 15 [9/6 ] 44 [22/22]
19. Sep 54 [37/17] 18 [8/10 ] 36 [29/7]
18. Sep 56 [39/17] 31 [23/8 ] 25 [16/9]
17. Sep 42 [26/16] 18 [12/6 ] 24 [14/10]
16. Sep 44 [21/23] 15 [8/7 ] 29 [13/16]
15. Sep 17 [10/7] 30 [26/4 ] -13 [-16/3]
14. Sep 21 [14/7] 14 [12/2 ] 7 [2/5]
Total     1128 [666/462] 693 [473/220] 435 [193/242]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 10168 6626 3542
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 1128 66
Ágúst 962 70
Júlí 1197 36
Júní 916 31
Maí 1078 49
Apríl 1549 43
Mars 971 50
Febrúar 922 33
2019 Janúar 976 48
Desember 666 39
Nóvember 801 35
Október 949 51
September 770 35
Ágúst 803 33
Júlí 734 43
Júní 787 26
Maí 969 51
Apríl 993 52
Mars 1027 56
Febrúar 967 47
2018 Janúar 981 52
Desember 801 37
Nóvember 834 36
Október 836 34

Deleted domains

deleted
September 619
Ágúst 634
Júlí 620
Júní 719
Maí 769
Apríl 809
Mars 775
Febrúar 714
2019 Janúar 649
Desember 639
Nóvember 644
Október 743
September 616
Ágúst 702
Júlí 568
Júní 644
Maí 1288
Apríl 710
Mars 511
Febrúar 480
2018 Janúar 775
Desember 523
Nóvember 518
Október 594

Registration changes

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

changed
September 1166
Ágúst 1265
Júlí 1350
Júní 1096
Maí 1395
Apríl 2953
Mars 1050
Febrúar 1092
2019 Janúar 1124
Desember 829
Nóvember 1189
Október 1183
September 1170
Ágúst 1401
Júlí 1178
Júní 1362
Maí 1872
Apríl 1942
Mars 1822
Febrúar 1576
2018 Janúar 2193
Desember 1586
Nóvember 1808
Október 1432

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 1004
Ágúst 987
Júlí 847
Júní 920
Maí 1202
Apríl 1166
Mars 1296
Febrúar 1059
2019 Janúar 1193
Desember 837
Nóvember 1003
Október 1050
September 1046
Ágúst 896
Júlí 872
Júní 804
Maí 1038
Apríl 1225
Mars 788
Febrúar 795
2018 Janúar 804
Desember 544
Nóvember 711
Október 859

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

reactivated
September 490
Ágúst 456
Júlí 415
Júní 424
Maí 554
Apríl 480
Mars 590
Febrúar 506
2019 Janúar 465
Desember 406
Nóvember 514
Október 466
September 451
Ágúst 402
Júlí 325
Júní 391
Maí 486
Apríl 520
Mars 329
Febrúar 287
2018 Janúar 269
Desember 230
Nóvember 269
Október 343

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
September 308
Ágúst 289
Júlí 245
Júní 187
Maí 251
Apríl 187
Mars 182
Febrúar 316
2019 Janúar 324
Desember 209
Nóvember 248
Október 219
September 325
Ágúst 186
Júlí 126
Júní 189
Maí 207
Apríl 198
Mars 234
Febrúar 263
2018 Janúar 333
Desember 182
Nóvember 189
Október 166

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
September 2254
Ágúst 2252
Júlí 2242
Júní 2220
Maí 2195
Apríl 2184
Mars 2180
Febrúar 2175
2019 Janúar 2150
Desember 2113
Nóvember 2101
Október 2026
September 1955
Ágúst 1932
Júlí 1910
Júní 1900
Maí 1863
Apríl 1875
Mars 1868
Febrúar 1799
2018 Janúar 1746
Desember 1732
Nóvember 1706
Október 1683

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Október 12435 6681
September 12431 6628
Ágúst 12351 6595
Júlí 12326 6541
Júní 12296 6432
Maí 12209 6341
Apríl 12078 6288
Mars 11932 6189
Febrúar 11849 6076
2018 Janúar 11741 6006
Desember 11556 5947
Nóvember 11411 5733

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 4887 32 4 2 4
Ágúst 4698 25 10 2 6
Júlí 3948 41 16 4 3
Júní 3893 31 4 5 4
Maí 4791 38 6 1 8
Apríl 4656 19 8 2 4
Mars 5392 35 5 5 8
Febrúar 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 Janúar 5785 34 7 7 5
Desember 4379 15 9 2 6
Nóvember 4651 28 10 5 6
Október 4877 28 4 1 4
September 4705 29 5 6 5
Ágúst 4519 17 10 3 3
Júlí 3679 15 10 1 4
Júní 3837 27 7 1 5
Maí 4364 44 5 3 5
Apríl 3830 22 2 0 3
Mars 5184 33 4 4 2
Febrúar 4770 30 3 3 5
2018 Janúar 5350 21 6 1 0
Desember 4374 21 7 1 3
Nóvember 4625 37 3 3 4
Október 4680 33 3 1 2

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
September 99
Ágúst 188
Júlí 133
Júní 107
Maí 168
Apríl 187
Mars 110
Febrúar 130
2019 Janúar 132
Desember 94
Nóvember 139
Október 124
September 98
Ágúst 133
Júlí 120
Júní 141
Maí 101
Apríl 130
Mars 176
Febrúar 118
2018 Janúar 149
Desember 129
Nóvember 204
Október 63

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1035 3 4509 4 4918
5 6037 6 6888 7 6702 8 6778
9 6529 10 5877 11 4957 12 3722
13 2966 14 2340 15 1759 16 1357
17 934 18 691 19 526 20 340
21 233 22 145 23 103 24 67
25 49 26 30 27 19 28 13
29 11 30 9 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 37 1 299 2 115 3 109
4 79 5 48 6 36 7 36
8 39 9 34 a 4242 á 68
b 4429 c 2418 d 2200 ð 1
e 2531 é 4 f 3662 g 3240
h 4669 i 3284 í 98 j 1180
k 2814 l 3287 m 3754 n 2448
o 1522 ó 25 p 2641 q 167
r 2898 s 7620 t 3674 u 863
ú 31 v 2916 w 993 x 246
y 349 ý 2 z 309 þ 125
æ 19 ö 47

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 49381
US 5987
NO 1792
DE 1771
GB 1689
SE 979
CA 781
CH 726
DK 690
NL 573
FR 441
BZ 406
AU 309
IT 269
ES 216
AT 200
CN 183
CZ 178
RU 163
BE 159

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4949
105 Reykjavík 4786
108 Reykjavík 3676
110 Reykjavík 3117
104 Reykjavík 2552
200 Kópavogi 2484
210 Garðabæ 2111
220 Hafnarfirði 2056
112 Reykjavík 1834
201 Kópavogi 1730
270 Mosfellsbæ 1300
600 Akureyri 1236
221 Hafnarfirði 1199
109 Reykjavík 1194
203 Kópavogi 1075
107 Reykjavík 1010
113 Reykjavík 898
230 Reykjanesbæ 793
800 Selfossi 771
170 Seltjarnarnesi 646

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25528
Kópavogi 5296
Hafnarfirði 3278
Garðabæ 2483
Akureyri 1817
Reykjanesbæ 1412
Mosfellsbæ 1393
Selfossi 1205
Seltjarnarnesi 652
Borgarnesi 410
Akranesi 396
Egilsstöðum 298
Grindavík 266
Höfn í Hornafirði 259
Húsavík 255
Vestmannaeyjum 247
Ísafirði 244
Sauðárkróki 235
Hveragerði 224
Hellu 199

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.07  |  21 t.is 0.57
2 cloudflare.com 3.70  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.25  |  23 awsdns.com 0.51
4 hyp.net 2.14  |  24 eurodns.com 0.49
5 simnet.is 1.88  |  25 dg.is 0.47
6 registrar-servers.com 1.73  |  26 vortex.is 0.47
7 x.is 1.58  |  27 dreamhost.com 0.46
8 hysing.is 1.44  |  28 azure-dns.com 0.45
9 c.is 1.40  |  29 dnsimple.com 0.45
10 vist.is 1.31  |  30 nethonnun.is 0.43
11 netvistun.is 1.16  |  31 awsdns.net 0.43
12 wixdns.net 0.91  |  32 awsdns.org 0.42
13 xnet.is 0.88  |  33 digitalocean.com 0.41
14 opex.is 0.80  |  34 reykjavik.is 0.41
15 101domain.com 0.79  |  35 udag.org 0.40
16 stefna.is 0.71  |  36 smartmedia.is 0.40
17 thekking.is 0.67  |  37 dacoda.is 0.40
18 midja.is 0.66  |  38 instradns.com 0.39
19 iwantmyname.net 0.60  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.39
20 cscdns.net 0.58  |  40 snerpa.is 0.37

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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