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 10586 69966
2018 7929 59380
2017 6597 51451
2016 5618 44854
2015 5137 39236
2014 4472 34099
2013 4110 29627
2012 3556 25517
2011 2942 21961
2010 2876 19019
2009 2655 16143
2008 2155 13488
2007 1877 11333
2006 1485 9456
2005 1459 7971
2004 1111 6512
2003 1013 5401
2002 981 4388
2001 935 3407
2000 981 2472
1999 597 1491
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 404 3209
2017 304 2805
2016 257 2501
2015 204 2244
2014 277 2040
2013 206 1763
2012 212 1557
2011 149 1345
2010 183 1196
2009 190 1013
2008 195 823
2007 200 628
2006 104 428
2005 278 324
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Október 633 49726 71.07 399 20243 28.93
September 638 49093 71.21 480 19844 28.79
Ágúst 514 48455 71.45 448 19364 28.55
Júlí 526 47941 71.71 658 18916 28.29
Júní 433 47415 72.20 475 18258 27.80
Maí 505 46982 72.54 561 17783 27.46
Apríl 578 46477 72.96 924 17222 27.04
Mars 610 45899 73.80 327 16298 26.20
Febrúar 572 45289 73.93 347 15971 26.07
2019 Janúar 637 44717 74.11 321 15624 25.89
Desember 364 44080 74.23 285 15303 25.77
Nóvember 493 43716 74.43 281 15018 25.57
Október 612 43223 74.57 299 14737 25.43
September 394 42611 74.69 174 14438 25.31
Ágúst 347 42217 74.75 213 14264 25.25
Júlí 330 41870 74.87 182 14051 25.13
Júní 356 41540 74.97 222 13869 25.03
Maí 428 41184 75.11 231 13647 24.89
Apríl 449 40756 75.23 229 13416 24.77
Mars 482 40307 75.35 197 13187 24.65
Febrúar 453 39825 75.40 229 12990 24.60
2018 Janúar 441 39372 75.52 238 12761 24.48
Desember 335 38931 75.66 227 12523 24.34
Nóvember 413 38596 75.84 233 12296 24.16

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Október 391 20133
September 394 19742
Ágúst 329 19348
Júlí 346 19019
Júní 255 18673
Maí 302 18418
Apríl 359 18116
Mars 381 17757
Febrúar 325 17376
2019 Janúar 397 17051
Desember 234 16654
Nóvember 287 16420
Október 355 16133
September 206 15778
Ágúst 192 15572
Júlí 168 15380
Júní 183 15212
Maí 209 15029
Apríl 242 14820
Mars 256 14578
Febrúar 234 14322
2018 Janúar 257 14088
Desember 181 13831
Nóvember 218 13650

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 41
70-80 532
60-70 2161
50-60 4278
40-50 5675
30-40 5356
20-30 2019
10-20 68
0-10 0
Mean age 45,9

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
01 958 679 4708
02 919 682 4591
03 937 679 4957
04 1502 678 4240
05 1066 659 4289
06 908 578 3687
07 1184 512 3300
08 962 560 3737
09 1118 568 4270
10 1032 911 4860
11 0 774 4801
12 0 649 4014

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 9
28-29 6
27-28 4
26-27 5
25-26 12
24-25 46
23-24 75
22-23 237
21-22 429
20-21 553
19-20 939
18-19 967
17-18 983
16-17 969
15-16 1075
14-15 1457
13-14 1463
12-13 1816
11-12 1957
10-11 2718
9-10 2783
8-9 2912
7-8 3548
6-7 4063
5-6 4373
4-5 5007
3-4 5423
2-3 6410
1-2 7715
0-1 12008
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] %
Október 1029 [634 / 395] 1.47 671 [429 / 242] 0.96 358 [205 / 153] 0.51
September 1085 [624 / 461] 1.57 595 [384 / 211] 0.86 490 [240 / 250] 0.71
Ágúst 962 [522 / 440] 1.42 634 [392 / 242] 0.93 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí 1197 [537 / 660] 1.79 620 [374 / 246] 0.93 577 [163 / 414] 0.86
Júní 916 [436 / 480] 1.39 719 [430 / 289] 1.09 197 [6 / 191] 0.30
Maí 1078 [519 / 559] 1.66 769 [438 / 331] 1.19 309 [81 / 228] 0.48
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.43 809 [503 / 306] 1.27 740 [86 / 654] 1.16
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.56 775 [495 / 280] 1.25 196 [120 / 76] 0.32
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.51 714 [449 / 265] 1.17 208 [128 / 80] 0.34
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.62 649 [407 / 242] 1.08 327 [242 / 85] 0.54
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.12 639 [370 / 269] 1.08 27 [5 / 22] 0.05
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.36 644 [406 / 238] 1.10 157 [109 / 48] 0.27
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.64 743 [479 / 264] 1.28 206 [160 / 46] 0.36
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.35 616 [390 / 226] 1.08 154 [114 / 40] 0.27
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.42 702 [374 / 328] 1.24 101 [95 / 6] 0.18
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.31 568 [327 / 241] 1.02 166 [110 / 56] 0.30
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.42 644 [329 / 315] 1.16 143 [126 / 17] 0.26
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.77 1288 [715 / 573] 2.35 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.58
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.83 710 [411 / 299] 1.31 283 [225 / 58] 0.52
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.92 511 [296 / 215] 0.96 516 [384 / 132] 0.96

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]
17. Nov 20 [11/9] 25 [17/8 ] -5 [-6/1]
16. Nov 21 [13/8] 19 [15/4 ] 2 [-2/4]
15. Nov 38 [26/12] 21 [15/6 ] 17 [11/6]
14. Nov 32 [12/20] 25 [16/9 ] 7 [-4/11]
13. Nov 47 [33/14] 28 [16/12 ] 19 [17/2]
12. Nov 40 [31/9] 22 [17/5 ] 18 [14/4]
11. Nov 42 [26/16] 34 [23/11 ] 8 [3/5]
10. Nov 31 [19/12] 25 [17/8 ] 6 [2/4]
09. Nov 18 [9/9] 15 [6/9 ] 3 [3/0]
08. Nov 27 [17/10] 19 [16/3 ] 8 [1/7]
07. Nov 39 [33/6] 23 [18/5 ] 16 [15/1]
06. Nov 54 [40/14] 19 [12/7 ] 35 [28/7]
05. Nov 42 [24/18] 24 [15/9 ] 18 [9/9]
04. Nov 60 [35/25] 30 [23/7 ] 30 [12/18]
03. Nov 19 [10/9] 23 [17/6 ] -4 [-7/3]
02. Nov 15 [6/9] 17 [9/8 ] -2 [-3/1]
01. Nov 36 [23/13] 20 [12/8 ] 16 [11/5]
31. Oct 40 [22/18] 18 [10/8 ] 22 [12/10]
30. Oct 37 [27/10] 28 [12/16 ] 9 [15/-6]
29. Oct 39 [30/9] 30 [19/11 ] 9 [11/-2]
28. Oct 49 [33/16] 30 [22/8 ] 19 [11/8]
27. Oct 16 [6/10] 22 [13/9 ] -6 [-7/1]
26. Oct 16 [7/9] 16 [11/5 ] 0 [-4/4]
25. Oct 45 [25/20] 16 [8/8 ] 29 [17/12]
24. Oct 43 [25/18] 16 [8/8 ] 27 [17/10]
23. Oct 50 [34/16] 21 [11/10 ] 29 [23/6]
22. Oct 35 [26/9] 14 [5/9 ] 21 [21/0]
21. Oct 43 [30/13] 15 [10/5 ] 28 [20/8]
20. Oct 21 [12/9] 19 [11/8 ] 2 [1/1]
19. Oct 15 [8/7] 11 [7/4 ] 4 [1/3]
18. Oct 21 [9/12] 17 [11/6 ] 4 [-2/6]
Total     1051 [662/389] 662 [422/240] 389 [240/149]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 11311 7368 3943
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
Október 1029 36
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

Deleted domains

deleted
Október 671
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

Registration changes

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

changed
Október 1252
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

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
Október 1065
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

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

reactivated
Október 515
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

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
Október 264
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

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
Október 2303
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

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
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

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
Október 5246 19 6 3 2
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
Október 158
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

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1042 3 4537 4 4951
5 6079 6 6914 7 6723 8 6835
9 6555 10 5904 11 4986 12 3737
13 2974 14 2343 15 1764 16 1363
17 941 18 697 19 527 20 340
21 234 22 153 23 103 24 68
25 50 26 32 27 20 28 13
29 11 30 9 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 36 1 297 2 118 3 110
4 78 5 48 6 35 7 38
8 38 9 34 a 4266 á 67
b 4449 c 2444 d 2211 ð 1
e 2558 é 4 f 3684 g 3256
h 4685 i 3279 í 97 j 1185
k 2824 l 3306 m 3783 n 2469
o 1525 ó 26 p 2658 q 167
r 2914 s 7653 t 3691 u 867
ú 32 v 2939 w 1003 x 246
y 347 ý 2 z 311 þ 124
æ 17 ö 47

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 49597
US 6045
NO 1791
DE 1764
GB 1701
SE 996
CA 789
CH 732
DK 692
NL 582
FR 438
BZ 389
AU 314
IT 270
ES 224
AT 199
CN 188
CZ 177
RU 163
BE 162

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5055
105 Reykjavík 4782
108 Reykjavík 3654
110 Reykjavík 3220
104 Reykjavík 2561
200 Kópavogi 2486
220 Hafnarfirði 2108
210 Garðabæ 2104
112 Reykjavík 1815
201 Kópavogi 1687
270 Mosfellsbæ 1346
600 Akureyri 1234
221 Hafnarfirði 1191
109 Reykjavík 1149
203 Kópavogi 1078
107 Reykjavík 1016
113 Reykjavík 888
800 Selfossi 769
230 Reykjanesbæ 763
170 Seltjarnarnesi 639

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25656
Kópavogi 5258
Hafnarfirði 3322
Garðabæ 2513
Akureyri 1835
Mosfellsbæ 1442
Reykjanesbæ 1401
Selfossi 1084
Seltjarnarnesi 645
Akranesi 409
Borgarnesi 404
Egilsstöðum 300
Grindavík 273
Höfn í Hornafirði 261
Ísafirði 254
Húsavík 253
Vestmannaeyjum 249
Hveragerði 236
Sauðárkróki 232
Hellu 201

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.03  |  21 t.is 0.56
2 cloudflare.com 3.80  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.22  |  23 awsdns.com 0.51
4 hyp.net 2.13  |  24 eurodns.com 0.49
5 registrar-servers.com 1.85  |  25 azure-dns.com 0.47
6 simnet.is 1.83  |  26 dg.is 0.46
7 x.is 1.54  |  27 vortex.is 0.46
8 hysing.is 1.44  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.45
9 c.is 1.38  |  29 dnsimple.com 0.44
10 vist.is 1.30  |  30 awsdns.net 0.43
11 netvistun.is 1.16  |  31 awsdns.org 0.42
12 wixdns.net 0.96  |  32 nethonnun.is 0.42
13 xnet.is 0.88  |  33 digitalocean.com 0.42
14 opex.is 0.79  |  34 reykjavik.is 0.40
15 101domain.com 0.78  |  35 udag.org 0.40
16 stefna.is 0.70  |  36 smartmedia.is 0.39
17 thekking.is 0.66  |  37 dacoda.is 0.39
18 midja.is 0.65  |  38 instradns.com 0.38
19 cscdns.net 0.62  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.37
20 iwantmyname.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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