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 4411 67696
2018 9363 63285
2017 7255 53922
2016 6109 46667
2015 5456 40558
2014 4700 35102
2013 4308 30402
2012 3691 26094
2011 3059 22403
2010 2943 19344
2009 2711 16401
2008 2198 13690
2007 1918 11492
2006 1515 9574
2005 1489 8059
2004 1121 6570
2003 1024 5449
2002 989 4425
2001 945 3436
2000 993 2491
1999 600 1498
1998 440 898
1997 276 458
1996 84 182
1995 56 98

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 457 3395
2017 331 2938
2016 282 2607
2015 216 2325
2014 292 2109
2013 216 1817
2012 217 1601
2011 159 1384
2010 187 1225
2009 193 1038
2008 200 845
2007 204 645
2006 107 441
2005 288 334
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Apríl 582 48936 72.28 965 18763 27.72
Mars 617 48354 73.10 352 17798 26.90
Febrúar 575 47737 73.24 348 17446 26.76
2019 Janúar 648 47162 73.39 324 17098 26.61
Desember 374 46514 73.50 288 16774 26.50
Nóvember 509 46140 73.68 284 16486 26.32
Október 635 45631 73.80 305 16202 26.20
September 491 44996 73.89 264 15897 26.11
Ágúst 460 44505 74.00 324 15633 26.00
Júlí 429 44045 74.21 295 15309 25.79
Júní 445 43616 74.39 332 15014 25.61
Maí 581 43171 74.62 357 14682 25.38
Apríl 588 42590 74.83 348 14325 25.17
Mars 485 42002 75.03 201 13977 24.97
Febrúar 454 41517 75.09 229 13776 24.91
2018 Janúar 446 41063 75.19 239 13547 24.81
Desember 342 40617 75.32 227 13308 24.68
Nóvember 424 40275 75.48 233 13081 24.52
Október 425 39851 75.62 193 12848 24.38
September 417 39426 75.70 176 12655 24.30
Ágúst 333 39009 75.76 176 12479 24.24
Júlí 286 38676 75.87 187 12303 24.13
Júní 344 38390 76.01 211 12116 23.99
Maí 458 38046 76.17 226 11905 23.83

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Apríl 361 19563
Mars 393 19202
Febrúar 328 18809
2019 Janúar 404 18481
Desember 243 18077
Nóvember 304 17834
Október 375 17530
September 286 17155
Ágúst 267 16869
Júlí 237 16602
Júní 254 16365
Maí 312 16111
Apríl 347 15799
Mars 255 15452
Febrúar 235 15197
2018 Janúar 262 14962
Desember 187 14700
Nóvember 229 14513
Október 198 14284
September 209 14086
Ágúst 176 13877
Júlí 160 13701
Júní 169 13541
Maí 223 13372

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 46
70-80 520
60-70 2169
50-60 4258
40-50 5460
30-40 5177
20-30 1883
10-20 47
0-10 0
Mean age 46,2

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
01 972 685 4727
02 923 683 4615
03 969 686 5014
04 1547 936 4607
05 0 938 4714
06 0 777 4002
07 0 724 3626
08 0 784 4089
09 0 755 4671
10 0 940 4943
11 0 793 4864
12 0 662 4053

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 4
28-29 8
27-28 4
26-27 7
25-26 10
24-25 21
23-24 58
22-23 133
21-22 343
20-21 511
19-20 729
18-19 1061
17-18 919
16-17 992
15-16 1036
14-15 1325
13-14 1428
12-13 1634
11-12 1970
10-11 2457
9-10 2739
8-9 2977
7-8 3367
6-7 3881
5-6 4554
4-5 4875
3-4 5670
2-3 6547
1-2 7651
0-1 10781
Mean age 6,1


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] %
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.29 809 [503 / 306] 1.20 740 [86 / 654] 1.09
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.47 775 [495 / 280] 1.17 196 [120 / 76] 0.30
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.41 714 [449 / 265] 1.10 208 [128 / 80] 0.32
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.52 649 [407 / 242] 1.01 327 [242 / 85] 0.51
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.05 639 [370 / 269] 1.01 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.28 644 [406 / 238] 1.03 157 [109 / 48] 0.25
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.53 743 [479 / 264] 1.20 206 [160 / 46] 0.33
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.26 616 [390 / 226] 1.01 154 [114 / 40] 0.25
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.34 702 [374 / 328] 1.17 101 [95 / 6] 0.17
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.24 568 [327 / 241] 0.96 166 [110 / 56] 0.28
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.34 644 [329 / 315] 1.10 143 [126 / 17] 0.24
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.68 1288 [715 / 573] 2.23 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.55
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.74 710 [411 / 299] 1.25 283 [225 / 58] 0.50
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.83 511 [296 / 215] 0.91 516 [384 / 132] 0.92
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.75 480 [307 / 173] 0.87 487 [330 / 157] 0.88
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.80 775 [463 / 312] 1.42 206 [149 / 57] 0.38
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.49 523 [320 / 203] 0.97 278 [132 / 146] 0.52
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.56 518 [313 / 205] 0.97 316 [197 / 119] 0.59
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.59 594 [266 / 328] 1.13 242 [267 / -25] 0.46
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.63 724 [308 / 416] 1.39 127 [246 / -119] 0.24

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 increase [dom/for]
25 11 [3/8] 14 [7/7 ] -3 [-4/1]
24 40 [17/23] 25 [11/14 ] 15 [6/9]
23 33 [21/12] 16 [6/10 ] 17 [15/2]
22 36 [17/19] 20 [19/1 ] 16 [-2/18]
21 32 [18/14] 23 [12/11 ] 9 [6/3]
20 42 [23/19] 37 [22/15 ] 5 [1/4]
19 23 [5/18] 17 [11/6 ] 6 [-6/12]
18 26 [10/16] 20 [13/7 ] 6 [-3/9]
17 23 [12/11] 11 [9/2 ] 12 [3/9]
16 60 [34/26] 21 [16/5 ] 39 [18/21]
15 42 [18/24] 22 [12/10 ] 20 [6/14]
14 42 [24/18] 30 [16/14 ] 12 [8/4]
13 52 [27/25] 30 [19/11 ] 22 [8/14]
12 20 [6/14] 30 [16/14 ] -10 [-10/0]
11 26 [13/13] 26 [14/12 ] 0 [-1/1]
10 35 [14/21] 21 [14/7 ] 14 [0/14]
09 55 [23/32] 17 [13/4 ] 38 [10/28]
08 34 [12/22] 25 [18/7 ] 9 [-6/15]
07 62 [30/32] 28 [17/11 ] 34 [13/21]
06 31 [10/21] 40 [13/27 ] -9 [-3/-6]
05 36 [9/27] 25 [15/10 ] 11 [-6/17]
04 33 [7/26] 43 [7/36 ] -10 [0/-10]
03 47 [32/15] 24 [20/4 ] 23 [12/11]
02 43 [18/25] 19 [10/9 ] 24 [8/16]
1. Maí 32 [17/15] 25 [15/10 ] 7 [2/5]
30 50 [27/23] 36 [30/6 ] 14 [-3/17]
29 59 [31/28] 37 [25/12 ] 22 [6/16]
28 21 [14/7] 23 [6/17 ] -2 [8/-10]
27 22 [6/16] 25 [15/10 ] -3 [-9/6]
26 35 [20/15] 10 [7/3 ] 25 [13/12]
25 40 [20/20] 24 [13/11 ] 16 [7/9]
Samtals 1143 [538/605] 764 [441/323] 379 [97/282]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 5334 3556 1778
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
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
September 851 38
Ágúst 735 30
Júlí 695 32
Júní 758 34
Maí 976 44

Deleted domains

deleted
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
September 724
Ágúst 616
Júlí 502
Júní 538
Maí 699

Registration changes

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

changed
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
September 1942
Ágúst 1638
Júlí 1467
Júní 1417
Maí 1468

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
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
September 707
Ágúst 881
Júlí 792
Júní 737
Maí 862

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

reactivated
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
September 290
Ágúst 318
Júlí 263
Júní 303
Maí 289

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
September 226
Ágúst 344
Júlí 268
Júní 210
Maí 237

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
September 1673
Ágúst 1648
Júlí 1633
Júní 1607
Maí 1604

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Október 11333 5718
September 11231 5696
Ágúst 11142 5692
Júlí 11109 5622
Júní 11050 5560

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
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
September 4711 30 6 1 2
Ágúst 4428 19 4 1 3
Júlí 3730 12 3 0 0
Júní 3945 4 2 1 1
Maí 4285 8 2 2 3

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
September 91
Ágúst 56
Júlí 101
Júní 87
Maí 85

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 999 3 4315 4 4713
5 5879 6 6697 7 6487 8 6588
9 6364 10 5736 11 4842 12 3656
13 2889 14 2282 15 1733 16 1343
17 921 18 681 19 507 20 339
21 229 22 140 23 101 24 71
25 48 26 30 27 16 28 11
29 10 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 29 1 288 2 112 3 102
4 80 5 41 6 35 7 30
8 37 9 29 a 4159 á 64
b 4306 c 2289 d 2148 ð 1
e 2428 é 7 f 3550 g 3211
h 4570 i 3231 í 99 j 1149
k 2727 l 3209 m 3622 n 2428
o 1477 ó 25 p 2555 q 157
r 2802 s 7422 t 3529 u 851
ú 31 v 2849 w 958 x 250
y 330 ý 2 z 299 þ 116
æ 19 ö 46

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48768
US 5643
NO 1775
DE 1708
GB 1622
SE 953
DK 680
CA 596
NL 550
CH 490
BZ 420
FR 401
AU 296
IT 263
ES 206
AT 190
CZ 174
RU 172
CN 154
FI 134

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4951
105 Reykjavík 4757
108 Reykjavík 3608
110 Reykjavík 3134
200 Kópavogi 2506
104 Reykjavík 2495
210 Garðabæ 2108
220 Hafnarfirði 2045
112 Reykjavík 1792
201 Kópavogi 1739
270 Mosfellsbæ 1262
600 Akureyri 1220
109 Reykjavík 1186
221 Hafnarfirði 1139
203 Kópavogi 1023
107 Reykjavík 1001
113 Reykjavík 879
230 Reykjanesbæ 766
800 Selfossi 748
170 Seltjarnarnesi 629

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25280
Kópavogi 5275
Hafnarfirði 3209
Garðabæ 2477
Akureyri 1792
Reykjanesbæ 1373
Mosfellsbæ 1340
Selfossi 1161
Seltjarnarnesi 635
Akranesi 401
Borgarnesi 400
Egilsstöðum 297
Grindavík 268
Húsavík 267
Höfn í Hornafirði 259
Vestmannaeyjum 249
Ísafirði 244
Sauðárkróki 224
Hveragerði 213
Hellu 207

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.32  |  21 cscdns.net 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 3.52  |  22 dg.is 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.31  |  23 eurodns.com 0.51
4 hyp.net 2.19  |  24 vortex.is 0.50
5 simnet.is 2.08  |  25 dreamhost.com 0.49
6 x.is 1.72  |  26 markmonitor.com 0.49
7 hysing.is 1.48  |  27 awsdns.com 0.48
8 c.is 1.47  |  28 dnsimple.com 0.47
9 vist.is 1.33  |  29 nethonnun.is 0.46
10 netvistun.is 1.21  |  30 smartmedia.is 0.45
11 opex.is 0.90  |  31 udag.org 0.43
12 101domain.com 0.87  |  32 instradns.com 0.42
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 awsdns.net 0.42
14 wixdns.net 0.79  |  34 dacoda.is 0.42
15 stefna.is 0.73  |  35 reykjavik.is 0.41
16 thekking.is 0.69  |  36 digitalocean.com 0.41
17 midja.is 0.66  |  37 awsdns.org 0.40
18 registrar-servers.com 0.66  |  38 snerpa.is 0.40
19 iwantmyname.net 0.65  |  39 azure-dns.com 0.39
20 t.is 0.59  |  40 trademarkarea.com 0.39

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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