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 10857 65948
2018 6756 55091
2017 5825 48335
2016 5076 42510
2015 4727 37434
2014 4162 32707
2013 3894 28545
2012 3375 24651
2011 2803 21276
2010 2754 18473
2009 2553 15719
2008 2078 13166
2007 1807 11088
2006 1436 9281
2005 1425 7845
2004 1086 6420
2003 994 5334
2002 968 4340
2001 925 3372
2000 963 2447
1999 592 1484
1998 436 892
1997 271 456
1996 84 185
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 483 3488
2018 340 3005
2017 281 2665
2016 242 2384
2015 196 2142
2014 265 1946
2013 196 1681
2012 201 1485
2011 139 1284
2010 175 1145
2009 184 970
2008 186 786
2007 193 600
2006 98 407
2005 267 309
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
June 567 51390 70.62 461 21383 29.38
May 921 50823 70.84 497 20922 29.16
April 769 49902 70.96 484 20425 29.04
March 788 49133 71.13 383 19941 28.87
February 555 48345 71.20 399 19558 28.80
2020 January 630 47790 71.38 371 19159 28.62
December 435 47160 71.51 396 18788 28.49
November 626 46725 71.76 387 18392 28.24
October 627 46099 71.91 398 18005 28.09
September 626 45472 72.09 473 17607 27.91
August 498 44846 72.36 446 17134 27.64
July 493 44348 72.66 655 16688 27.34
June 414 43855 73.23 467 16033 26.77
May 421 43441 73.62 380 15566 26.38
April 438 43020 73.91 622 15186 26.09
March 460 42582 74.51 200 14564 25.49
February 436 42122 74.57 260 14364 25.43
2019 January 476 41686 74.72 223 14104 25.28
December 267 41210 74.80 206 13881 25.20
November 400 40943 74.96 187 13675 25.04
October 504 40543 75.04 204 13488 24.96
September 392 40039 75.09 169 13284 24.91
August 333 39647 75.14 212 13115 24.86
July 320 39314 75.29 182 12903 24.71

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
June 355 21435
May 649 21080
April 495 20431
March 491 19936
February 361 19445
2020 January 384 19084
December 271 18700
November 367 18429
October 380 18062
September 380 17682
August 311 17302
July 318 16991
June 236 16673
May 239 16437
April 246 16198
March 271 15952
February 228 15681
2019 January 270 15453
December 151 15183
November 219 15032
October 273 14813
September 198 14540
August 184 14342
July 165 14158

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 47
70-80 627
60-70 2468
50-60 4615
40-50 6076
30-40 5630
20-30 1899
10-20 69
0-10 0
Mean age 46,5

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 1001 699 4888
02 954 696 4790
03 1171 660 5140
04 1253 1060 4448
05 1418 801 4535
06 1028 881 4199
07 0 1148 3737
08 0 944 4258
09 0 1099 4793
10 0 1025 5174
11 0 1013 4993
12 0 831 4142

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 8
28-29 6
27-28 6
26-27 9
25-26 27
24-25 58
23-24 167
22-23 365
21-22 523
20-21 825
19-20 990
18-19 907
17-18 984
16-17 1004
15-16 1342
14-15 1333
13-14 1603
12-13 1895
11-12 2418
10-11 2571
9-10 2836
8-9 3176
7-8 3620
6-7 4130
5-6 4360
4-5 4815
3-4 5595
2-3 6145
1-2 8264
0-1 12786
Mean age 6,3


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] %
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
Apríl. 1549 [589 / 960] 2.29 809 [503 / 306] 1.20 740 [86 / 654] 1.09
Mars. 971 [615 / 356] 1.45 775 [495 / 280] 1.16 196 [120 / 76] 0.29
Febrúar. 922 [577 / 345] 1.38 714 [449 / 265] 1.07 208 [128 / 80] 0.31
2019 Janúar. 976 [649 / 327] 1.47 649 [407 / 242] 0.98 327 [242 / 85] 0.49
Desember. 666 [375 / 291] 1.01 639 [370 / 269] 0.97 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember. 801 [515 / 286] 1.21 644 [406 / 238] 0.97 157 [109 / 48] 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 change [dom/for]
15. Jul 39 [24/15] 22 [10/12 ] 17 [14/3]
14. Jul 47 [20/27] 26 [18/8 ] 21 [2/19]
13. Jul 30 [14/16] 20 [9/11 ] 10 [5/5]
12. Jul 23 [9/14] 17 [3/14 ] 6 [6/0]
11. Jul 26 [9/17] 11 [5/6 ] 15 [4/11]
10. Jul 34 [21/13] 13 [4/9 ] 21 [17/4]
09. Jul 28 [15/13] 35 [24/11 ] -7 [-9/2]
08. Jul 32 [19/13] 24 [18/6 ] 8 [1/7]
07. Jul 52 [31/21] 19 [12/7 ] 33 [19/14]
06. Jul 50 [13/37] 13 [8/5 ] 37 [5/32]
05. Jul 16 [8/8] 21 [12/9 ] -5 [-4/-1]
04. Jul 16 [8/8] 19 [15/4 ] -3 [-7/4]
03. Jul 36 [25/11] 11 [7/4 ] 25 [18/7]
02. Jul 39 [24/15] 11 [4/7 ] 28 [20/8]
01. Jul 53 [31/22] 20 [7/13 ] 33 [24/9]
30. Jun 35 [15/20] 25 [14/11 ] 10 [1/9]
29. Jun 29 [15/14] 15 [10/5 ] 14 [5/9]
28. Jun 21 [13/8] 21 [12/9 ] 0 [1/-1]
27. Jun 9 [4/5] 24 [12/12 ] -15 [-8/-7]
26. Jun 27 [14/13] 16 [4/12 ] 11 [10/1]
25. Jun 43 [19/24] 30 [12/18 ] 13 [7/6]
24. Jun 38 [19/19] 27 [20/7 ] 11 [-1/12]
23. Jun 37 [20/17] 32 [15/17 ] 5 [5/0]
22. Jun 33 [19/14] 16 [13/3 ] 17 [6/11]
21. Jun 23 [9/14] 12 [6/6 ] 11 [3/8]
20. Jun 13 [9/4] 15 [8/7 ] -2 [1/-3]
19. Jun 29 [17/12] 20 [13/7 ] 9 [4/5]
18. Jun 39 [25/14] 25 [15/10 ] 14 [10/4]
17. Jun 38 [16/22] 39 [25/14 ] -1 [-9/8]
16. Jun 45 [25/20] 27 [13/14 ] 18 [12/6]
15. Jun 61 [36/25] 20 [11/9 ] 41 [25/16]
Total     1041 [546/495] 646 [359/287] 395 [187/208]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 7415 4791 2624
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
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
December 666 39
November 801 35
October 949 51
September 770 35
August 803 33
July 734 43

Deleted domains

deleted
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
December 639
November 644
October 743
September 616
August 702
July 568

Registration changes

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

changed
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
December 829
November 1189
October 1183
September 1170
August 1401
July 1178

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
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
December 837
November 1003
October 1050
September 1046
August 896
July 872

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

reactivated
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
December 406
November 514
October 466
September 451
August 402
July 325

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
December 209
November 248
October 219
September 325
August 186
July 126

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
December 2113
November 2101
October 2026
September 1955
August 1932
July 1910

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
2019 Janúar 12601 6764
Desember 12553 6732
Nóvember 12579 6681
Október 12435 6681
September 12431 6628
Ágúst 12351 6595

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
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
December 4379 15 9 2 6
November 4651 28 10 5 6
October 4877 28 4 1 4
September 4705 29 5 6 5
August 4519 17 10 3 3
July 3679 15 10 1 4

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
December 94
November 139
October 124
September 98
August 133
July 120

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 45 2 1075 3 4832 4 5159
5 6378 6 7196 7 7037 8 7123
9 6881 10 6140 11 5164 12 3844
13 3069 14 2392 15 1788 16 1412
17 968 18 699 19 523 20 344
21 231 22 157 23 107 24 72
25 47 26 31 27 20 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 3 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 32 1 297 2 137 3 117
4 78 5 50 6 34 7 44
8 44 9 38 a 4381 á 70
b 4630 c 2538 d 2346 ð 1
e 2658 é 6 f 3880 g 3381
h 4847 i 3378 í 95 j 1234
k 2899 l 3397 m 3989 n 2510
o 1609 ó 28 p 2779 q 168
r 3022 s 8026 t 3817 u 905
ú 32 v 3101 w 1002 x 239
y 381 ý 1 z 344 þ 139
æ 19 ö 56

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 51311
US 6394
DE 1807
GB 1791
NO 1708
SE 1020
CA 868
DK 794
CH 776
NL 580
FR 460
BZ 380
AU 330
IT 295
ES 222
IN 210
AT 206
CN 193
BE 172
RU 171

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5166
101 Reykjavík 4981
108 Reykjavík 3642
110 Reykjavík 3198
200 Kópavogi 2670
104 Reykjavík 2590
210 Garðabæ 2333
220 Hafnarfirði 2184
112 Reykjavík 1881
201 Kópavogi 1726
270 Mosfellsbæ 1451
600 Akureyri 1235
221 Hafnarfirði 1208
203 Kópavogi 1187
109 Reykjavík 1164
107 Reykjavík 1064
113 Reykjavík 996
230 Reykjanesbæ 825
800 Selfossi 820
103 Reykjavík 684

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 26373
Kópavogi 5589
Hafnarfirði 3418
Garðabæ 2751
Akureyri 1849
Mosfellsbæ 1562
Reykjanesbæ 1470
Selfossi 1263
Seltjarnarnesi 646
Akranesi 405
Borgarnesi 392
Egilsstöðum 311
Höfn í Hornafirði 272
Grindavík 269
Ísafirði 266
Vestmannaeyjum 261
Húsavík 255
Hveragerði 234
Sauðárkróki 232
Hellu 201

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.75  |  21 markmonitor.com 0.53
2 cloudflare.com 4.69  |  22 iwantmyname.net 0.52
3 registrar-servers.com 2.83  |  23 azure-dns.com 0.52
4 hysingar.is 2.10  |  24 awsdns.com 0.50
5 hyp.net 1.91  |  25 eurodns.com 0.48
6 simnet.is 1.63  |  26 awsdns.net 0.44
7 hysing.is 1.34  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.44
8 vist.is 1.34  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.43
9 x.is 1.33  |  29 vortex.is 0.42
10 c.is 1.25  |  30 awsdns.org 0.42
11 wixdns.net 1.21  |  31 reykjavik.is 0.39
12 netvistun.is 1.09  |  32 dg.is 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.89  |  33 trademarkarea.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 googledomains.com 0.37
15 101domain.com 0.72  |  35 nethonnun.is 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.67  |  36 udag.org 0.37
17 opex.is 0.66  |  37 microsoftonline.com 0.37
18 midja.is 0.63  |  38 dacoda.is 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.59  |  39 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
20 t.is 0.53  |  40 okhysing.is 0.36

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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