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
2018 10301 66231
2017 7837 55930
2016 6476 48093
2015 5717 41617
2014 4891 35900
2013 4441 31009
2012 3815 26568
2011 3147 22753
2010 3010 19606
2009 2761 16596
2008 2226 13835
2007 1944 11609
2006 1533 9665
2005 1500 8132
2004 1136 6632
2003 1032 5496
2002 1003 4464
2001 949 3461
2000 1003 2512
1999 605 1509
1998 443 904
1997 277 461
1996 85 184
1995 57 99
1994 12 42

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 2 3509
2018 499 3507
2017 349 3008
2016 294 2659
2015 224 2365
2014 296 2141
2013 223 1845
2012 223 1622
2011 166 1399
2010 189 1233
2009 196 1044
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%
Desember 378 48430 73.12 289 17804 26.88
Nóvember 514 48052 73.29 282 17515 26.71
Október 643 47538 73.39 302 17233 26.61
September 496 46895 73.47 263 16931 26.53
Ágúst 468 46399 73.57 325 16668 26.43
Júlí 435 45931 73.76 292 16343 26.24
Júní 454 45496 73.92 331 16051 26.08
Maí 604 45042 74.13 357 15720 25.87
Apríl 627 44438 74.31 347 15363 25.69
Mars 666 43811 74.47 346 15016 25.53
Febrúar 625 43145 74.63 327 14670 25.37
2018 Janúar 571 42520 74.78 359 14343 25.22
Desember 427 41949 75.00 343 13984 25.00
Nóvember 426 41522 75.27 236 13641 24.73
Október 430 41096 75.40 192 13405 24.60
September 421 40666 75.48 176 13213 24.52
Ágúst 336 40245 75.53 176 13037 24.47
Júlí 289 39909 75.63 188 12861 24.37
Júní 348 39620 75.77 211 12673 24.23
Maí 467 39272 75.91 227 12462 24.09
Apríl 422 38805 76.03 240 12235 23.97
Mars 555 38383 76.19 239 11995 23.81
Febrúar 517 37828 76.29 221 11756 23.71
2017 Janúar 506 37311 76.38 244 11535 23.62

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Desember 246 19163
Nóvember 306 18917
Október 378 18611
September 295 18233
Ágúst 275 17938
Júlí 240 17663
Júní 264 17423
Maí 332 17159
Apríl 394 16827
Mars 400 16433
Febrúar 363 16033
2018 Janúar 347 15670
Desember 238 15323
Nóvember 229 15085
Október 198 14856
September 211 14658
Ágúst 175 14447
Júlí 159 14272
Júní 170 14113
Maí 226 13943
Apríl 230 13717
Mars 263 13487
Febrúar 241 13224
2017 Janúar 240 12983

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 47
70-80 528
60-70 2174
50-60 4256
40-50 5306
30-40 5068
20-30 1747
10-20 34
0-10 0
Mean age 46,4

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 0 930 5189
02 0 952 5014
03 0 1012 5462
04 0 974 4670
05 0 961 4762
06 0 785 4023
07 0 727 3638
08 0 793 4101
09 0 759 4683
10 0 945 4964
11 0 796 4899
12 0 667 4528

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 1
29-30 4
28-29 11
27-28 4
26-27 5
25-26 6
24-25 12
23-24 58
22-23 87
21-22 274
20-21 451
19-20 622
18-19 996
17-18 942
16-17 996
15-16 1032
14-15 1145
13-14 1512
12-13 1538
11-12 1935
10-11 2212
9-10 2769
8-9 3013
7-8 3153
6-7 3808
5-6 4449
4-5 4893
3-4 5703
2-3 6482
1-2 7838
0-1 10281
Mean age 6,1


Net number of new domains per month

Green is net number of domains, red is registered(+) and blue is unregistered(-)

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
2019 Janúar 11 [9 / 2] 0.02 22 [12 / 10] 0.03 -11 [-3 / -8] -0.02
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.02 639 [370 / 269] 0.97 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.24 644 [406 / 238] 0.99 157 [109 / 48] 0.24
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.49 743 [479 / 264] 1.16 206 [160 / 46] 0.32
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.22 616 [390 / 226] 0.98 154 [114 / 40] 0.24
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.29 702 [374 / 328] 1.13 101 [95 / 6] 0.16
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.19 568 [327 / 241] 0.92 166 [110 / 56] 0.27
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.30 644 [329 / 315] 1.06 143 [126 / 17] 0.24
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.62 1288 [715 / 573] 2.15 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.53
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.69 710 [411 / 299] 1.21 283 [225 / 58] 0.48
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.78 511 [296 / 215] 0.88 516 [384 / 132] 0.89
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.70 480 [307 / 173] 0.84 487 [330 / 157] 0.86
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.75 775 [463 / 312] 1.39 206 [149 / 57] 0.37
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.45 523 [320 / 203] 0.95 278 [132 / 146] 0.50
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.53 518 [313 / 205] 0.95 316 [197 / 119] 0.58
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.55 594 [266 / 328] 1.10 242 [267 / -25] 0.45
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.60 724 [308 / 416] 1.36 127 [246 / -119] 0.24
Ágúst 735 [455 / 280] 1.39 616 [366 / 250] 1.17 119 [89 / 30] 0.23
Júlí 695 [382 / 313] 1.33 502 [279 / 223] 0.96 193 [103 / 90] 0.37
Júní 758 [449 / 309] 1.47 538 [307 / 231] 1.04 220 [142 / 78] 0.43

Number of new domains by registration day

Red is total new registrations, blue is the number of domains deleted on that date.

registered [dom/for] deleted [dom/for] net increase [dom/for]
20 11 [4/7] 14 [5/9 ] -3 [-1/-2]
19 9 [7/2] 17 [10/7 ] -8 [-3/-5]
18 25 [19/6] 12 [10/2 ] 13 [9/4]
17 34 [17/17] 21 [11/10 ] 13 [6/7]
16 38 [29/9] 21 [12/9 ] 17 [17/0]
15 35 [28/7] 16 [13/3 ] 19 [15/4]
14 48 [35/13] 29 [22/7 ] 19 [13/6]
13 15 [11/4] 19 [14/5 ] -4 [-3/-1]
12 21 [13/8] 16 [6/10 ] 5 [7/-2]
11 41 [33/8] 15 [10/5 ] 26 [23/3]
10 30 [16/14] 19 [11/8 ] 11 [5/6]
09 36 [26/10] 21 [16/5 ] 15 [10/5]
08 36 [25/11] 21 [12/9 ] 15 [13/2]
07 41 [26/15] 33 [16/17 ] 8 [10/-2]
06 33 [21/12] 25 [15/10 ] 8 [6/2]
05 11 [6/5] 19 [10/9 ] -8 [-4/-4]
04 38 [21/17] 35 [30/5 ] 3 [-9/12]
03 49 [33/16] 34 [23/11 ] 15 [10/5]
02 31 [19/12] 60 [39/21 ] -29 [-20/-9]
2019 1. Janúar 11 [9/2] 22 [12/10 ] -11 [-3/-8]
31 12 [7/5] 28 [12/16 ] -16 [-5/-11]
30 13 [8/5] 19 [11/8 ] -6 [-3/-3]
29 19 [16/3] 16 [12/4 ] 3 [4/-1]
28 21 [15/6] 15 [10/5 ] 6 [5/1]
27 14 [8/6] 17 [12/5 ] -3 [-4/1]
26 10 [4/6] 18 [13/5 ] -8 [-9/1]
25 8 [3/5] 15 [7/8 ] -7 [-4/-3]
24 6 [1/5] 18 [13/5 ] -12 [-12/0]
23 10 [6/4] 14 [4/10 ] -4 [2/-6]
22 11 [7/4] 17 [8/9 ] -6 [-1/-5]
21 21 [13/8] 16 [9/7 ] 5 [4/1]
Samtals 738 [486/252] 662 [408/254] 76 [78/-2]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 593 469 124
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
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
Febrúar 998 40
2017 Janúar 995 35

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Febrúar 496
2017 Janúar 600

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Febrúar 1797
2017 Janúar 1690

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
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
Febrúar 683
2017 Janúar 758

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

reactivated
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
Febrúar 244
2017 Janúar 270

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Febrúar 281
2017 Janúar 245

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Febrúar 247
2017 Janúar 224

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Mars 10747 5281
Febrúar 10628 5168

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
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
Febrúar 4463 5 5 2 1
2017 Janúar 4987 15 3 0 2

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Febrúar 109
2017 Janúar 71

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 989 3 4175 4 4609
5 5716 6 6551 7 6313 8 6425
9 6252 10 5588 11 4756 12 3573
13 2842 14 2247 15 1704 16 1320
17 918 18 665 19 505 20 345
21 236 22 140 23 107 24 72
25 49 26 28 27 17 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 1 276 2 107 3 109
4 82 5 41 6 35 7 32
8 36 9 28 a 4070 á 60
b 4265 c 2213 d 2099 ð 1
e 2368 é 7 f 3481 g 3163
h 4501 i 3191 í 99 j 1136
k 2608 l 3128 m 3561 n 2325
o 1437 ó 26 p 2459 q 150
r 2741 s 7251 t 3492 u 841
ú 31 v 2788 w 916 x 248
y 325 ý 2 z 299 þ 116
æ 20 ö 44

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48238
US 5349
NO 1758
DE 1670
GB 1541
SE 903
DK 658
NL 538
CH 477
CA 444
BZ 434
FR 388
AU 297
IT 260
ES 204
AT 189
CZ 183
RU 168
FI 134
BE 127

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4958
105 Reykjavík 4656
108 Reykjavík 3593
110 Reykjavík 3078
104 Reykjavík 2509
200 Kópavogi 2456
210 Garðabæ 2087
220 Hafnarfirði 2027
201 Kópavogi 1789
112 Reykjavík 1756
600 Akureyri 1260
270 Mosfellsbæ 1220
109 Reykjavík 1141
221 Hafnarfirði 1111
107 Reykjavík 992
203 Kópavogi 986
113 Reykjavík 853
230 Reykjanesbæ 750
800 Selfossi 708
170 Seltjarnarnesi 618

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25026
Kópavogi 5239
Hafnarfirði 3159
Garðabæ 2107
Akureyri 1808
Mosfellsbæ 1299
Reykjanesbæ 1290
Selfossi 1123
Seltjarnarnesi 624
Akranesi 396
Borgarnesi 390
Garðabær 337
Egilsstöðum 284
Húsavík 274
Grindavík 268
Höfn í Hornafirði 256
Ísafirði 252
Vestmannaeyjum 239
Sauðárkróki 220
Hveragerði 211

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.62  |  21 dg.is 0.56
2 cloudflare.com 3.33  |  22 vortex.is 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.27  |  23 eurodns.com 0.51
4 simnet.is 2.24  |  24 dreamhost.com 0.50
5 hyp.net 2.22  |  25 dnsimple.com 0.50
6 x.is 1.78  |  26 smartmedia.is 0.49
7 hysing.is 1.51  |  27 nethonnun.is 0.48
8 c.is 1.51  |  28 markmonitor.com 0.48
9 vist.is 1.28  |  29 udag.org 0.45
10 netvistun.is 1.24  |  30 awsdns.com 0.45
11 opex.is 1.00  |  31 instradns.com 0.45
12 101domain.com 0.90  |  32 dacoda.is 0.44
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.43
14 stefna.is 0.75  |  34 snerpa.is 0.41
15 thekking.is 0.72  |  35 awsdns.net 0.41
16 iwantmyname.net 0.69  |  36 awsdns.org 0.40
17 midja.is 0.69  |  37 digitalocean.com 0.40
18 wixdns.net 0.62  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.39
19 t.is 0.61  |  39 wordpress.com 0.38
20 cscdns.net 0.58  |  40 vefhysing.is 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:

Internet á Íslandi hf / Maríus Ólafsson
isnic@isnic.is