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 13181 73839
2019 8628 60658
2018 6030 52030
2017 5282 46000
2016 4690 40718
2015 4427 36028
2014 3913 31601
2013 3701 27688
2012 3239 23987
2011 2693 20748
2010 2674 18055
2009 2465 15381
2008 2030 12916
2007 1755 10886
2006 1399 9131
2005 1402 7732
2004 1063 6330
2003 981 5267
2002 956 4286
2001 914 3330
2000 947 2416
1999 587 1469
1998 430 882
1997 270 452
1996 82 182

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

yearregisteredtotal
2020 658 3929
2019 398 3271
2018 313 2873
2017 261 2560
2016 224 2299
2015 184 2075
2014 259 1891
2013 186 1632
2012 195 1446
2011 127 1251
2010 169 1124
2009 178 955
2008 182 777
2007 191 595
2006 97 404
2005 265 307
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
March 828 54751 70.45 484 22965 29.55
February 747 53923 70.58 554 22481 29.42
2021 January 778 53176 70.80 486 21927 29.20
December 633 52398 70.96 498 21441 29.04
November 804 51765 71.20 430 20943 28.80
October 881 50961 71.30 434 20513 28.70
September 761 50080 71.38 406 20079 28.62
August 636 49319 71.49 403 19673 28.51
July 543 48683 71.64 486 19270 28.36
June 562 48140 71.93 456 18784 28.07
May 908 47578 72.19 491 18328 27.81
April 747 46670 72.35 482 17837 27.65
March 751 45923 72.57 378 17355 27.43
February 444 45172 72.68 281 16977 27.32
2020 January 516 44728 72.82 250 16696 27.18
December 372 44212 72.89 257 16446 27.11
November 516 43840 73.03 255 16189 26.97
October 488 43324 73.11 267 15934 26.89
September 460 42836 73.22 317 15667 26.78
August 384 42376 73.41 286 15350 26.59
July 377 41992 73.60 372 15064 26.40
June 323 41615 73.91 281 14692 26.09
May 411 41292 74.13 371 14411 25.87
April 422 40881 74.44 619 14040 25.56

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
March 518 23638
February 443 23120
2021 January 528 22677
December 399 22149
November 495 21750
October 554 21255
September 496 20701
August 410 20205
July 367 19795
June 350 19428
May 630 19078
April 479 18448
March 458 17969
February 266 17511
2020 January 295 17245
December 223 16950
November 284 16727
October 265 16443
September 252 16178
August 217 15926
July 227 15709
June 178 15482
May 233 15304
April 233 15071

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 60
70-80 757
60-70 2752
50-60 5059
40-50 6885
30-40 6118
20-30 1940
10-20 61
0-10 0
Mean age 46,8

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 1264 766 5220
02 1301 725 5084
03 1312 1129 5729
04 0 1229 5455
05 0 1399 5279
06 0 1018 4487
07 0 1029 4203
08 0 1039 4606
09 0 1167 5211
10 0 1315 5567
11 0 1234 5374
12 0 1131 4449

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 8
29-30 4
28-29 7
27-28 9
26-27 16
25-26 60
24-25 117
23-24 332
22-23 474
21-22 713
20-21 989
19-20 895
18-19 955
17-18 985
16-17 1119
15-16 1450
14-15 1488
13-14 1767
12-13 2221
11-12 2454
10-11 2710
9-10 2881
8-9 3334
7-8 3913
6-7 3921
5-6 4518
4-5 4898
3-4 5346
2-3 6315
1-2 9376
0-1 14437
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] %
Mars. 1318 [838 / 480] 1.70 742 [441 / 301] 0.95 576 [397 / 179] 0.74
Febrúar. 1306 [759 / 547] 1.69 549 [351 / 198] 0.71 757 [408 / 349] 0.98
2021 Janúar. 1274 [795 / 479] 1.67 577 [288 / 289] 0.76 697 [507 / 190] 0.91
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

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]
22. Apr 33 [13/20] 24 [13/11 ] 9 [0/9]
21. Apr 40 [24/16] 23 [17/6 ] 17 [7/10]
20. Apr 49 [32/17] 25 [13/12 ] 24 [19/5]
19. Apr 51 [32/19] 23 [13/10 ] 28 [19/9]
18. Apr 27 [17/10] 9 [5/4 ] 18 [12/6]
17. Apr 32 [20/12] 19 [13/6 ] 13 [7/6]
16. Apr 48 [24/24] 25 [17/8 ] 23 [7/16]
15. Apr 54 [38/16] 26 [15/11 ] 28 [23/5]
14. Apr 46 [31/15] 36 [20/16 ] 10 [11/-1]
13. Apr 61 [47/14] 18 [8/10 ] 43 [39/4]
12. Apr 48 [20/28] 23 [14/9 ] 25 [6/19]
11. Apr 30 [24/6] 35 [27/8 ] -5 [-3/-2]
10. Apr 32 [18/14] 25 [15/10 ] 7 [3/4]
09. Apr 38 [28/10] 12 [7/5 ] 26 [21/5]
08. Apr 54 [37/17] 21 [12/9 ] 33 [25/8]
07. Apr 60 [40/20] 30 [22/8 ] 30 [18/12]
06. Apr 49 [25/24] 30 [18/12 ] 19 [7/12]
05. Apr 36 [17/19] 16 [10/6 ] 20 [7/13]
04. Apr 19 [8/11] 13 [7/6 ] 6 [1/5]
03. Apr 29 [13/16] 17 [11/6 ] 12 [2/10]
02. Apr 34 [20/14] 33 [18/15 ] 1 [2/-1]
01. Apr 44 [25/19] 20 [9/11 ] 24 [16/8]
31. Mar 38 [24/14] 29 [16/13 ] 9 [8/1]
30. Mar 39 [26/13] 18 [12/6 ] 21 [14/7]
29. Mar 35 [27/8] 22 [13/9 ] 13 [14/-1]
28. Mar 34 [22/12] 16 [6/10 ] 18 [16/2]
27. Mar 27 [18/9] 6 [5/1 ] 21 [13/8]
26. Mar 40 [22/18] 43 [17/26 ] -3 [5/-8]
25. Mar 41 [32/9] 23 [15/8 ] 18 [17/1]
24. Mar 49 [30/19] 22 [14/8 ] 27 [16/11]
23. Mar 43 [25/18] 26 [20/6 ] 17 [5/12]
Total     1260 [779/481] 708 [422/286] 552 [357/195]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 4812 2371 2441
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
March 1318 74
February 1306 61
2021 January 1274 74
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

Deleted domains

deleted
March 742
February 549
2021 January 577
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

Registration changes

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

changed
March 1641
February 1338
2021 January 1402
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

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
March 1063
February 963
2021 January 990
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

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

reactivated
March 493
February 420
2021 January 450
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

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
March 276
February 303
2021 January 245
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

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
March 2544
February 2516
2021 January 2486
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

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
Apríl 16110 8839
Mars 15961 8755
Febrúar 15640 8670
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

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
March 6518 18 6 5 4
February 5869 23 2 1 0
2021 January 6237 30 12 5 6
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
March 146
February 97
2021 January 168
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

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1104 3 5169 4 5604
5 6782 6 7761 7 7581 8 7660
9 7325 10 6547 11 5513 12 4138
13 3224 14 2526 15 1861 16 1491
17 1018 18 719 19 535 20 368
21 240 22 162 23 111 24 79
25 51 26 33 27 25 28 11
29 11 30 8 31 4 32 4
33 2 34 4 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 39 1 326 2 147 3 124
4 82 5 61 6 41 7 54
8 43 9 39 a 4638 á 71
b 4954 c 2746 d 2504 ð 1
e 2829 é 6 f 4128 g 3606
h 5227 i 3492 í 103 j 1332
k 3105 l 3632 m 4284 n 2665
o 1709 ó 29 p 2995 q 186
r 3209 s 8606 t 3989 u 993
ú 33 v 3338 w 1060 x 260
y 410 ý 2 z 387 þ 157
æ 20 ö 60

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 54724
US 7004
GB 1897
DE 1882
NO 1757
SE 1017
CA 1000
DK 773
CH 701
NL 601
FR 495
AU 393
BZ 374
IT 311
IN 271
ES 249
KN 232
AT 213
RU 186
CN 183

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5150
105 Reykjavík 5028
108 Reykjavík 3872
110 Reykjavík 3430
200 Kópavogi 2811
104 Reykjavík 2748
210 Garðabæ 2589
220 Hafnarfirði 2309
112 Reykjavík 1978
201 Kópavogi 1834
270 Mosfellsbæ 1601
600 Akureyri 1352
221 Hafnarfirði 1317
203 Kópavogi 1258
109 Reykjavík 1215
113 Reykjavík 1120
107 Reykjavík 1107
103 Reykjavík 970
800 Selfossi 909
230 Reykjanesbæ 879

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 27887
Kópavogi 5919
Hafnarfirði 3662
Garðabæ 2993
Akureyri 2008
Mosfellsbæ 1720
Reykjanesbæ 1649
Selfossi 1366
Seltjarnarnesi 676
Akranesi 456
Borgarnesi 390
Egilsstöðum 373
Grindavík 306
Hveragerði 276
Vestmannaeyjum 273
Ísafirði 270
Höfn í Hornafirði 260
Húsavík 259
Sauðárkróki 255
Hellu 245

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.45  |  21 markmonitor.com 0.51
2 cloudflare.com 5.56  |  22 awsdns.com 0.50
3 registrar-servers.com 2.68  |  23 t.is 0.47
4 hysingar.is 1.95  |  24 awsdns.net 0.47
5 hyp.net 1.84  |  25 eurodns.com 0.45
6 wixdns.net 1.41  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.45
7 simnet.is 1.39  |  27 iwantmyname.net 0.44
8 vist.is 1.30  |  28 awsdns.org 0.43
9 hysing.is 1.22  |  29 dreamhost.com 0.42
10 x.is 1.12  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.40
11 c.is 1.09  |  31 vortex.is 0.40
12 netvistun.is 1.07  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 trademarkarea.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.75  |  34 wordpress.com 0.38
15 stefna.is 0.64  |  35 okhysing.is 0.37
16 101domain.com 0.64  |  36 reykjavik.is 0.36
17 midja.is 0.59  |  37 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
18 azure-dns.com 0.56  |  38 snerpa.is 0.34
19 thekking.is 0.53  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.34
20 opex.is 0.51  |  40 dacoda.is 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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