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
2020 13704 75688
2019 9009 61984
2018 6220 52975
2017 5474 46755
2016 4813 41281
2015 4529 36468
2014 3991 31939
2013 3751 27948
2012 3277 24197
2011 2728 20920
2010 2699 18192
2009 2496 15493
2008 2040 12997
2007 1775 10957
2006 1409 9182
2005 1413 7773
2004 1074 6360
2003 986 5286
2002 961 4300
2001 917 3339
2000 949 2422
1999 589 1473
1998 432 884
1997 270 452
1996 82 182

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

yearregisteredtotal
2020 680 4008
2019 408 3328
2018 326 2920
2017 268 2594
2016 232 2326
2015 187 2094
2014 259 1907
2013 188 1648
2012 198 1460
2011 127 1262
2010 171 1135
2009 183 964
2008 183 781
2007 193 598
2006 97 405
2005 266 308
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
December 636 53457 70.63 500 22231 29.37
November 809 52821 70.85 434 21731 29.15
October 882 52012 70.95 434 21297 29.05
September 770 51130 71.02 406 20863 28.98
August 639 50360 71.11 405 20457 28.89
July 548 49721 71.26 486 20052 28.74
June 565 49173 71.54 457 19566 28.46
May 912 48608 71.78 490 19109 28.22
April 766 47696 71.92 484 18619 28.08
March 782 46930 72.13 379 18135 27.87
February 542 46148 72.21 399 17756 27.79
2020 January 611 45606 72.43 368 17357 27.57
December 413 44995 72.59 391 16989 27.41
November 515 44582 72.87 258 16598 27.13
October 489 44067 72.95 269 16340 27.05
September 461 43578 73.06 317 16071 26.94
August 385 43117 73.24 286 15754 26.76
July 378 42732 73.42 372 15468 26.58
June 323 42354 73.72 281 15096 26.28
May 411 42031 73.94 371 14815 26.06
April 434 41620 74.24 619 14444 25.76
March 455 41186 74.87 200 13825 25.13
February 430 40731 74.93 260 13625 25.07
2019 January 471 40301 75.10 220 13365 24.90

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
December 404 22819
November 506 22415
October 555 21909
September 508 21354
August 412 20846
July 371 20434
June 347 20063
May 636 19716
April 488 19080
March 486 18592
February 344 18106
2020 January 359 17762
December 252 17403
November 284 17151
October 266 16867
September 253 16601
August 219 16348
July 233 16129
June 178 15896
May 233 15718
April 244 15485
March 267 15241
February 223 14974
2019 January 266 14751

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 60
70-80 743
60-70 2747
50-60 4946
40-50 6669
30-40 5842
20-30 1750
10-20 56
0-10 0
Mean age 47,1

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 0 979 5559
02 0 941 5463
03 0 1161 5787
04 0 1250 5490
05 0 1402 5290
06 0 1022 4492
07 0 1034 4207
08 0 1044 4611
09 0 1176 5216
10 0 1316 5578
11 0 1243 5393
12 0 1136 4904

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 11
29-30 3
28-29 5
27-28 6
26-27 12
25-26 57
24-25 84
23-24 267
22-23 440
21-22 606
20-21 948
19-20 909
18-19 954
17-18 986
16-17 1082
15-16 1423
14-15 1408
13-14 1774
12-13 2026
11-12 2494
10-11 2703
9-10 2737
8-9 3270
7-8 3756
6-7 3994
5-6 4523
4-5 4809
3-4 5471
2-3 6228
1-2 9010
0-1 13691
Mean age 6,4


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] %
Desember. 1142 [657 / 485] 1.51 632 [342 / 290] 0.84 510 [315 / 195] 0.67
Nóvember. 1251 [814 / 437] 1.66 621 [372 / 249] 0.83 630 [442 / 188] 0.84
Október. 1323 [889 / 434] 1.78 721 [449 / 272] 0.97 602 [440 / 162] 0.81
September. 1188 [787 / 401] 1.61 665 [383 / 282] 0.90 523 [404 / 119] 0.71
Ágúst. 1055 [654 / 401] 1.44 778 [366 / 412] 1.06 277 [288 / -11] 0.38
Júlí. 1044 [556 / 488] 1.43 660 [342 / 318] 0.90 384 [214 / 170] 0.53
Júní. 1036 [580 / 456] 1.42 678 [367 / 311] 0.93 358 [213 / 145] 0.49
Maí. 1425 [936 / 489] 1.97 880 [441 / 439] 1.22 545 [495 / 50] 0.75
Apríl. 1261 [780 / 481] 1.76 774 [501 / 273] 1.08 487 [279 / 208] 0.68
Mars. 1191 [806 / 385] 1.67 768 [500 / 268] 1.08 423 [306 / 117] 0.59
Febrúar. 966 [566 / 400] 1.36 753 [503 / 250] 1.06 213 [63 / 150] 0.30
2020 Janúar. 1014 [644 / 370] 1.43 656 [453 / 203] 0.93 358 [191 / 167] 0.51
Desember. 834 [440 / 394] 1.19 712 [418 / 294] 1.01 122 [22 / 100] 0.17
Nóvember. 1019 [627 / 392] 1.45 683 [443 / 240] 0.97 336 [184 / 152] 0.48
Október. 1029 [634 / 395] 1.47 671 [429 / 242] 0.96 358 [205 / 153] 0.51
September. 1128 [651 / 477] 1.62 619 [396 / 223] 0.89 509 [255 / 254] 0.73
Ágúst. 962 [522 / 440] 1.39 634 [392 / 242] 0.92 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí. 1197 [537 / 660] 1.74 620 [374 / 246] 0.90 577 [163 / 414] 0.84
Júní. 916 [436 / 480] 1.34 719 [430 / 289] 1.06 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí. 1078 [519 / 559] 1.59 769 [438 / 331] 1.13 309 [81 / 228] 0.45

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]
18. Jan 56 [31/25] 17 [7/10 ] 39 [24/15]
17. Jan 26 [13/13] 19 [9/10 ] 7 [4/3]
16. Jan 27 [15/12] 17 [7/10 ] 10 [8/2]
15. Jan 28 [17/11] 20 [7/13 ] 8 [10/-2]
14. Jan 57 [42/15] 19 [9/10 ] 38 [33/5]
13. Jan 51 [40/11] 30 [20/10 ] 21 [20/1]
12. Jan 54 [38/16] 18 [10/8 ] 36 [28/8]
11. Jan 46 [28/18] 20 [11/9 ] 26 [17/9]
10. Jan 28 [19/9] 17 [6/11 ] 11 [13/-2]
09. Jan 34 [21/13] 14 [10/4 ] 20 [11/9]
08. Jan 53 [31/22] 15 [8/7 ] 38 [23/15]
07. Jan 42 [23/19] 36 [20/16 ] 6 [3/3]
06. Jan 43 [32/11] 19 [10/9 ] 24 [22/2]
05. Jan 36 [29/7] 22 [11/11 ] 14 [18/-4]
04. Jan 53 [38/15] 28 [19/9 ] 25 [19/6]
03. Jan 27 [13/14] 20 [9/11 ] 7 [4/3]
02. Jan 21 [12/9] 16 [9/7 ] 5 [3/2]
01. Jan 34 [14/20] 13 [4/9 ] 21 [10/11]
31. Dec 24 [9/15] 13 [5/8 ] 11 [4/7]
30. Dec 32 [17/15] 19 [4/15 ] 13 [13/0]
29. Dec 37 [24/13] 39 [31/8 ] -2 [-7/5]
28. Dec 29 [15/14] 18 [13/5 ] 11 [2/9]
27. Dec 17 [9/8] 12 [5/7 ] 5 [4/1]
26. Dec 16 [11/5] 12 [7/5 ] 4 [4/0]
25. Dec 12 [4/8] 16 [8/8 ] -4 [-4/0]
24. Dec 13 [3/10] 17 [12/5 ] -4 [-9/5]
23. Dec 29 [15/14] 25 [13/12 ] 4 [2/2]
22. Dec 48 [25/23] 28 [12/16 ] 20 [13/7]
21. Dec 43 [28/15] 21 [14/7 ] 22 [14/8]
20. Dec 13 [9/4] 10 [3/7 ] 3 [6/-3]
19. Dec 19 [7/12] 18 [9/9 ] 1 [-2/3]
Total     1048 [632/416] 608 [322/286] 440 [310/130]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 717 360 357
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

registered/IDN
December 1142 51
November 1251 68
October 1323 67
September 1188 62
August 1055 60
July 1044 59
June 1036 64
May 1425 61
April 1261 49
March 1191 72
February 966 49
2020 January 1014 46
December 834 43
November 1019 60
October 1029 36
September 1128 66
August 962 70
July 1197 36
June 916 31
May 1078 49
April 1549 43
March 971 50
February 922 33
2019 January 976 48

Deleted domains

deleted
December 632
November 621
October 721
September 665
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880
April 774
March 768
February 753
2020 January 656
December 712
November 683
October 671
September 619
August 634
July 620
June 719
May 769
April 809
March 775
February 714
2019 January 649

Registration changes

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

changed
December 1284
November 1616
October 1672
September 1534
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981
April 1815
March 1434
February 1355
2020 January 1359
December 1131
November 1381
October 1252
September 1166
August 1265
July 1350
June 1096
May 1395
April 2953
March 1050
February 1092
2019 January 1124

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
December 848
November 1030
October 1022
September 1012
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065
September 1004
August 987
July 847
June 920
May 1202
April 1166
March 1296
February 1059
2019 January 1193

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

reactivated
December 421
November 472
October 422
September 489
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542
April 541
March 542
February 513
2020 January 486
December 391
November 436
October 515
September 490
August 456
July 415
June 424
May 554
April 480
March 590
February 506
2019 January 465

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
December 253
November 250
October 280
September 282
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259
April 235
March 318
February 307
2020 January 281
December 191
November 229
October 264
September 308
August 289
July 245
June 187
May 251
April 187
March 182
February 316
2019 January 324

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
December 2468
November 2453
October 2417
September 2400
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326
April 2340
March 2337
February 2332
2020 January 2321
December 2317
November 2310
October 2303
September 2254
August 2252
July 2242
June 2220
May 2195
April 2184
March 2181
February 2175
2019 January 2151

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
2021 Janúar 15357 8645
Desember 15059 8550
Nóvember 14875 8258
Október 14657 8142
September 14515 8042
Ágúst 14414 7917
Júlí 14279 7846
Júní 14183 7757
Maí 13964 7657
Apríl 13871 7562
Mars 13838 7455
Febrúar 13866 7418
2020 Janúar 13804 7359
Desember 13760 7319
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

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
December 4976 26 6 1 3
November 4845 26 7 2 5
October 5556 35 6 2 3
September 5526 30 4 1 2
August 4884 22 8 4 8
July 4219 26 3 1 4
June 4225 24 10 5 4
May 4871 35 10 2 4
April 5178 28 11 4 5
March 5798 33 4 1 1
February 5120 35 4 2 3
2020 January 5875 44 10 14 5
December 4568 13 8 3 4
November 4488 50 5 2 0
October 5246 19 6 3 2
September 4887 32 4 2 4
August 4698 25 10 2 6
July 3948 41 16 4 3
June 3893 31 4 5 4
May 4791 38 6 1 8
April 4656 19 8 2 4
March 5392 35 5 5 8
February 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 January 5785 34 7 7 5

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
December 158
November 140
October 149
September 149
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138
April 182
March 133
February 92
2020 January 109
December 873
November 87
October 158
September 99
August 188
July 133
June 107
May 168
April 187
March 110
February 130
2019 January 132

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1094 3 5029 4 5418
5 6634 6 7567 7 7356 8 7443
9 7133 10 6405 11 5370 12 4022
13 3137 14 2468 15 1815 16 1439
17 984 18 719 19 525 20 363
21 235 22 159 23 108 24 79
25 46 26 33 27 21 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 4 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 316 2 139 3 123
4 81 5 56 6 40 7 47
8 43 9 39 a 4549 á 71
b 4833 c 2643 d 2428 ð 1
e 2764 é 6 f 4013 g 3532
h 5076 i 3441 í 100 j 1298
k 3029 l 3538 m 4166 n 2597
o 1664 ó 30 p 2886 q 174
r 3124 s 8384 t 3909 u 964
ú 33 v 3248 w 1029 x 250
y 402 ý 2 z 368 þ 149
æ 19 ö 55

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 53400
US 6717
DE 1863
GB 1841
NO 1709
SE 1031
CA 960
DK 770
CH 702
NL 588
FR 480
BZ 373
AU 354
IT 305
IN 247
ES 247
AT 212
KN 203
CN 188
BE 177

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5267
101 Reykjavík 5089
108 Reykjavík 3783
110 Reykjavík 3312
200 Kópavogi 2755
104 Reykjavík 2713
210 Garðabæ 2525
220 Hafnarfirði 2218
112 Reykjavík 1902
201 Kópavogi 1810
270 Mosfellsbæ 1534
600 Akureyri 1314
221 Hafnarfirði 1267
203 Kópavogi 1266
109 Reykjavík 1207
113 Reykjavík 1069
107 Reykjavík 1053
800 Selfossi 886
230 Reykjanesbæ 883
103 Reykjavík 703

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 27233
Kópavogi 5847
Hafnarfirði 3521
Garðabæ 2971
Akureyri 1945
Mosfellsbæ 1645
Reykjanesbæ 1572
Selfossi 1325
Seltjarnarnesi 674
Akranesi 447
Borgarnesi 395
Egilsstöðum 356
Grindavík 294
Vestmannaeyjum 270
Ísafirði 267
Höfn í Hornafirði 259
Hveragerði 258
Húsavík 256
Sauðárkróki 236
Hellu 231

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.57  |  21 markmonitor.com 0.52
2 cloudflare.com 5.26  |  22 awsdns.com 0.50
3 registrar-servers.com 2.77  |  23 t.is 0.49
4 hysingar.is 2.02  |  24 awsdns.net 0.47
5 hyp.net 1.86  |  25 iwantmyname.net 0.46
6 simnet.is 1.47  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.45
7 wixdns.net 1.33  |  27 eurodns.com 0.45
8 vist.is 1.32  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.43
9 hysing.is 1.25  |  29 awsdns.org 0.42
10 x.is 1.19  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.40
11 c.is 1.14  |  31 vortex.is 0.40
12 netvistun.is 1.07  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.88  |  33 trademarkarea.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.74  |  34 wordpress.com 0.37
15 101domain.com 0.68  |  35 reykjavik.is 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.65  |  36 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
17 midja.is 0.60  |  37 okhysing.is 0.36
18 thekking.is 0.55  |  38 snerpa.is 0.36
19 opex.is 0.55  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.35
20 azure-dns.com 0.54  |  40 udag.org 0.34

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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