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 1898 66763
2018 10009 64865
2017 7494 54856
2016 6306 47362
2015 5568 41056
2014 4789 35488
2013 4376 30699
2012 3753 26323
2011 3098 22570
2010 2970 19472
2009 2738 16502
2008 2212 13764
2007 1930 11552
2006 1526 9622
2005 1495 8096
2004 1125 6601
2003 1030 5476
2002 992 4446
2001 948 3454
2000 1001 2506
1999 603 1505
1998 443 902
1997 276 459
1996 84 183
1995 57 99

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 481 3454
2017 339 2973
2016 289 2634
2015 218 2345
2014 293 2127
2013 221 1834
2012 223 1613
2011 159 1390
2010 188 1231
2009 195 1043
2008 200 848
2007 204 648
2006 109 444
2005 289 335
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Febrúar 575 48743 73.01 349 18023 26.99
2019 Janúar 649 48168 73.16 325 17674 26.84
Desember 374 47519 73.25 288 17349 26.75
Nóvember 510 47145 73.43 285 17061 26.57
Október 635 46635 73.54 305 16776 26.46
September 494 46000 73.63 264 16471 26.37
Ágúst 466 45506 73.74 324 16207 26.26
Júlí 431 45040 73.93 295 15883 26.07
Júní 451 44609 74.11 334 15588 25.89
Maí 597 44158 74.33 358 15254 25.67
Apríl 615 43561 74.52 350 14896 25.48
Mars 633 42946 74.70 345 14546 25.30
Febrúar 599 42313 74.87 329 14201 25.13
2018 Janúar 465 41714 75.04 262 13872 24.96
Desember 343 41249 75.19 227 13610 24.81
Nóvember 424 40906 75.35 233 13383 24.65
Október 427 40482 75.48 193 13150 24.52
September 417 40055 75.56 176 12957 24.44
Ágúst 335 39638 75.62 176 12781 24.38
Júlí 286 39303 75.72 187 12605 24.28
Júní 347 39017 75.86 211 12418 24.14
Maí 466 38670 76.01 228 12207 23.99
Apríl 417 38204 76.13 241 11979 23.87
Mars 545 37787 76.30 237 11738 23.70

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Febrúar 329 19433
2019 Janúar 407 19104
Desember 245 18697
Nóvember 305 18452
Október 374 18147
September 290 17773
Ágúst 271 17483
Júlí 240 17212
Júní 262 16972
Maí 327 16710
Apríl 385 16383
Mars 365 15998
Febrúar 348 15633
2018 Janúar 276 15285
Desember 189 15009
Nóvember 230 14820
Október 197 14590
September 212 14393
Ágúst 176 14181
Júlí 160 14005
Júní 171 13845
Maí 227 13674
Apríl 232 13447
Mars 257 13215

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 46
70-80 529
60-70 2176
50-60 4251
40-50 5392
30-40 5138
20-30 1855
10-20 43
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
01 974 727 4789
02 924 928 4958
03 0 978 5410
04 0 965 4645
05 0 955 4755
06 0 785 4015
07 0 726 3630
08 0 790 4097
09 0 758 4677
10 0 940 4952
11 0 795 4872
12 0 662 4059

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 3
29-30 4
28-29 10
27-28 4
26-27 5
25-26 10
24-25 11
23-24 65
22-23 107
21-22 318
20-21 472
19-20 683
18-19 1047
17-18 940
16-17 968
15-16 1043
14-15 1172
13-14 1535
12-13 1620
11-12 1934
10-11 2296
9-10 2732
8-9 3041
7-8 3275
6-7 3776
5-6 4463
4-5 4987
3-4 5684
2-3 6536
1-2 7775
0-1 10248
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] %
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.38 714 [449 / 265] 1.07 208 [128 / 80] 0.31
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.48 649 [407 / 242] 0.99 327 [242 / 85] 0.50
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.03 639 [370 / 269] 0.99 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.25 644 [406 / 238] 1.00 157 [109 / 48] 0.24
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.50 743 [479 / 264] 1.17 206 [160 / 46] 0.32
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.23 616 [390 / 226] 0.99 154 [114 / 40] 0.25
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.30 702 [374 / 328] 1.14 101 [95 / 6] 0.16
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.20 568 [327 / 241] 0.93 166 [110 / 56] 0.27
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.31 644 [329 / 315] 1.07 143 [126 / 17] 0.24
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.63 1288 [715 / 573] 2.17 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.54
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.70 710 [411 / 299] 1.21 283 [225 / 58] 0.48
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.79 511 [296 / 215] 0.89 516 [384 / 132] 0.90
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.71 480 [307 / 173] 0.85 487 [330 / 157] 0.86
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.76 775 [463 / 312] 1.39 206 [149 / 57] 0.37
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.46 523 [320 / 203] 0.95 278 [132 / 146] 0.51
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.54 518 [313 / 205] 0.95 316 [197 / 119] 0.58
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.56 594 [266 / 328] 1.11 242 [267 / -25] 0.45
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.61 724 [308 / 416] 1.37 127 [246 / -119] 0.24
Ágúst 735 [455 / 280] 1.40 616 [366 / 250] 1.18 119 [89 / 30] 0.23
Júlí 695 [382 / 313] 1.34 502 [279 / 223] 0.97 193 [103 / 90] 0.37

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]
17 20 [12/8] 23 [13/10 ] -3 [-1/-2]
16 18 [10/8] 24 [16/8 ] -6 [-6/0]
15 36 [29/7] 16 [10/6 ] 20 [19/1]
14 34 [22/12] 25 [17/8 ] 9 [5/4]
13 35 [21/14] 22 [14/8 ] 13 [7/6]
12 31 [20/11] 26 [19/7 ] 5 [1/4]
11 37 [24/13] 24 [17/7 ] 13 [7/6]
10 24 [16/8] 24 [12/12 ] 0 [4/-4]
09 21 [15/6] 19 [12/7 ] 2 [3/-1]
08 26 [15/11] 20 [14/6 ] 6 [1/5]
07 32 [20/12] 31 [28/3 ] 1 [-8/9]
06 40 [23/17] 27 [10/17 ] 13 [13/0]
05 35 [19/16] 32 [20/12 ] 3 [-1/4]
04 43 [32/11] 27 [18/9 ] 16 [14/2]
03 14 [8/6] 31 [18/13 ] -17 [-10/-7]
02 8 [3/5] 33 [21/12 ] -25 [-18/-7]
1. Mars 33 [24/9] 29 [14/15 ] 4 [10/-6]
28 54 [31/23] 17 [8/9 ] 37 [23/14]
27 44 [27/17] 29 [18/11 ] 15 [9/6]
26 44 [28/16] 29 [18/11 ] 15 [10/5]
25 35 [20/15] 28 [18/10 ] 7 [2/5]
24 14 [7/7] 19 [9/10 ] -5 [-2/-3]
23 11 [4/7] 19 [9/10 ] -8 [-5/-3]
22 23 [15/8] 25 [22/3 ] -2 [-7/5]
21 30 [17/13] 31 [20/11 ] -1 [-3/2]
20 32 [25/7] 28 [20/8 ] 4 [5/-1]
19 32 [21/11] 28 [18/10 ] 4 [3/1]
18 57 [39/18] 43 [33/10 ] 14 [6/8]
17 15 [9/6] 20 [12/8 ] -5 [-3/-2]
16 18 [5/13] 31 [14/17 ] -13 [-9/-4]
15 34 [25/9] 27 [15/12 ] 7 [10/-3]
Samtals 930 [586/344] 807 [507/300] 123 [79/44]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 2385 1796 589
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
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
Apríl 878 27
Mars 1061 43

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Apríl 494
Mars 549

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Apríl 1299
Mars 1815

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
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
Apríl 624
Mars 817

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

reactivated
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
Apríl 233
Mars 327

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Apríl 130
Mars 290

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Apríl 1576
Mars 254

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Maí 10954 5449
Apríl 10845 5353

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
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
Apríl 4180 10 1 1 4
Mars 4979 15 5 4 3

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Apríl 63
Mars 86

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 991 3 4214 4 4604
5 5790 6 6575 7 6384 8 6486
9 6325 10 5655 11 4782 12 3610
13 2847 14 2271 15 1715 16 1341
17 919 18 670 19 510 20 340
21 232 22 140 23 106 24 73
25 49 26 29 27 16 28 9
29 10 30 10 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 26 1 280 2 110 3 106
4 83 5 39 6 34 7 31
8 37 9 28 a 4113 á 62
b 4250 c 2228 d 2123 ð 1
e 2397 é 7 f 3522 g 3184
h 4529 i 3217 í 100 j 1145
k 2658 l 3156 m 3572 n 2348
o 1444 ó 26 p 2510 q 152
r 2758 s 7319 t 3501 u 837
ú 30 v 2824 w 932 x 249
y 325 ý 2 z 292 þ 115
æ 20 ö 44

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48566
US 5375
NO 1789
DE 1685
GB 1539
SE 934
DK 673
NL 534
CA 531
CH 475
BZ 437
FR 395
AU 293
IT 264
ES 199
AT 188
CZ 179
RU 166
FI 133
BE 127

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4940
105 Reykjavík 4710
108 Reykjavík 3603
110 Reykjavík 3120
200 Kópavogi 2507
104 Reykjavík 2495
210 Garðabæ 2072
220 Hafnarfirði 2052
112 Reykjavík 1782
201 Kópavogi 1764
270 Mosfellsbæ 1267
600 Akureyri 1233
109 Reykjavík 1164
221 Hafnarfirði 1120
203 Kópavogi 1008
107 Reykjavík 1007
113 Reykjavík 873
230 Reykjanesbæ 757
800 Selfossi 723
170 Seltjarnarnesi 634

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25171
Kópavogi 5286
Hafnarfirði 3195
Garðabæ 2439
Akureyri 1786
Mosfellsbæ 1347
Reykjanesbæ 1302
Selfossi 1142
Seltjarnarnesi 640
Borgarnesi 399
Akranesi 397
Egilsstöðum 292
Húsavík 280
Grindavík 266
Höfn í Hornafirði 256
Vestmannaeyjum 248
Ísafirði 245
Sauðárkróki 227
Hveragerði 212
Hellu 208

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.55  |  21 dg.is 0.54
2 cloudflare.com 3.44  |  22 eurodns.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.28  |  23 vortex.is 0.51
4 hyp.net 2.20  |  24 dreamhost.com 0.50
5 simnet.is 2.18  |  25 dnsimple.com 0.49
6 x.is 1.75  |  26 markmonitor.com 0.48
7 hysing.is 1.50  |  27 awsdns.com 0.48
8 c.is 1.50  |  28 nethonnun.is 0.47
9 vist.is 1.30  |  29 smartmedia.is 0.47
10 netvistun.is 1.23  |  30 udag.org 0.45
11 opex.is 0.96  |  31 instradns.com 0.44
12 101domain.com 0.89  |  32 dacoda.is 0.43
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.41
14 stefna.is 0.75  |  34 awsdns.net 0.41
15 wixdns.net 0.72  |  35 awsdns.org 0.41
16 thekking.is 0.71  |  36 snerpa.is 0.40
17 midja.is 0.68  |  37 digitalocean.com 0.40
18 iwantmyname.net 0.67  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.39
19 t.is 0.60  |  39 wordpress.com 0.38
20 cscdns.net 0.58  |  40 azure-dns.com 0.38

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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