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 11545 67488
2018 6957 55943
2017 5965 48986
2016 5180 43021
2015 4835 37841
2014 4234 33006
2013 3943 28772
2012 3411 24829
2011 2835 21418
2010 2777 18583
2009 2572 15806
2008 2090 13234
2007 1813 11144
2006 1445 9331
2005 1440 7886
2004 1096 6446
2003 998 5350
2002 971 4352
2001 928 3381
2000 967 2453
1999 592 1486
1998 437 894
1997 272 457
1996 84 185
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 503 3548
2018 346 3045
2017 290 2699
2016 244 2409
2015 198 2165
2014 269 1967
2013 197 1698
2012 201 1501
2011 144 1300
2010 175 1156
2009 184 981
2008 188 797
2007 193 609
2006 98 416
2005 276 318
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
April 769 50715 70.55 489 21167 29.45
March 792 49946 70.72 385 20678 29.28
February 556 49154 70.78 400 20293 29.22
2020 January 632 48598 70.96 371 19893 29.04
December 435 47966 71.07 397 19522 28.93
November 628 47531 71.31 387 19125 28.69
October 629 46903 71.45 398 18738 28.55
September 627 46274 71.62 474 18340 28.38
August 506 45647 71.87 446 17866 28.13
July 515 45141 72.16 658 17420 27.84
June 424 44626 72.69 471 16762 27.31
May 492 44202 73.07 560 16291 26.93
April 519 43710 73.54 914 15731 26.46
March 465 43191 74.46 204 14817 25.54
February 435 42726 74.51 261 14613 25.49
2019 January 477 42291 74.66 223 14352 25.34
December 267 41814 74.74 206 14129 25.26
November 400 41547 74.90 187 13923 25.10
October 504 41147 74.97 204 13736 25.03
September 393 40643 75.02 169 13532 24.98
August 338 40250 75.08 212 13363 24.92
July 324 39912 75.22 183 13151 24.78
June 355 39588 75.33 217 12968 24.67
May 414 39233 75.47 226 12751 24.53

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
April 499 20871
March 496 20372
February 362 19876
2020 January 386 19514
December 272 19128
November 370 18856
October 382 18486
September 380 18104
August 320 17724
July 335 17404
June 243 17069
May 285 16826
April 304 16541
March 274 16237
February 230 15963
2019 January 272 15733
December 151 15461
November 219 15310
October 275 15091
September 199 14816
August 187 14617
July 169 14430
June 182 14261
May 196 14079

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 47
70-80 634
60-70 2450
50-60 4589
40-50 5849
30-40 5443
20-30 1801
10-20 54
0-10 0
Mean age 46,7

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 1003 700 4891
02 956 696 4802
03 1177 669 5177
04 1258 1433 4802
05 0 1052 4869
06 0 895 4232
07 0 1173 3786
08 0 952 4274
09 0 1101 4795
10 0 1027 5176
11 0 1015 5000
12 0 832 4145

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 8
28-29 4
27-28 7
26-27 10
25-26 21
24-25 58
23-24 134
22-23 338
21-22 508
20-21 717
19-20 1038
18-19 908
17-18 973
16-17 1011
15-16 1291
14-15 1367
13-14 1559
12-13 1861
11-12 2324
10-11 2598
9-10 2813
8-9 3108
7-8 3580
6-7 4169
5-6 4330
4-5 4975
3-4 5482
2-3 6167
1-2 8109
0-1 12409
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] %
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
Október. 949 [639 / 310] 1.44 743 [479 / 264] 1.13 206 [160 / 46] 0.31
September. 770 [504 / 266] 1.17 616 [390 / 226] 0.94 154 [114 / 40] 0.23

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]
26. May 63 [43/20] 33 [8/25 ] 30 [35/-5]
25. May 49 [31/18] 24 [11/13 ] 25 [20/5]
24. May 17 [6/11] 29 [9/20 ] -12 [-3/-9]
23. May 32 [16/16] 19 [9/10 ] 13 [7/6]
22. May 33 [25/8] 27 [15/12 ] 6 [10/-4]
21. May 36 [19/17] 28 [14/14 ] 8 [5/3]
20. May 63 [39/24] 20 [11/9 ] 43 [28/15]
19. May 42 [31/11] 38 [18/20 ] 4 [13/-9]
18. May 58 [37/21] 32 [20/12 ] 26 [17/9]
17. May 35 [22/13] 16 [8/8 ] 19 [14/5]
16. May 23 [15/8] 17 [8/9 ] 6 [7/-1]
15. May 46 [35/11] 41 [21/20 ] 5 [14/-9]
14. May 57 [39/18] 25 [9/16 ] 32 [30/2]
13. May 61 [44/17] 28 [13/15 ] 33 [31/2]
12. May 56 [35/21] 29 [12/17 ] 27 [23/4]
11. May 56 [46/10] 68 [16/52 ] -12 [30/-42]
10. May 26 [15/11] 16 [11/5 ] 10 [4/6]
09. May 40 [22/18] 44 [14/30 ] -4 [8/-12]
08. May 61 [41/20] 43 [27/16 ] 18 [14/4]
07. May 57 [43/14] 25 [13/12 ] 32 [30/2]
06. May 58 [36/22] 25 [16/9 ] 33 [20/13]
05. May 41 [27/14] 19 [11/8 ] 22 [16/6]
04. May 72 [55/17] 56 [49/7 ] 16 [6/10]
03. May 26 [15/11] 18 [12/6 ] 8 [3/5]
02. May 52 [34/18] 28 [21/7 ] 24 [13/11]
01. May 34 [26/8] 22 [14/8 ] 12 [12/0]
30. Apr 63 [40/23] 35 [22/13 ] 28 [18/10]
29. Apr 57 [38/19] 36 [20/16 ] 21 [18/3]
28. Apr 62 [44/18] 25 [15/10 ] 37 [29/8]
27. Apr 47 [32/15] 38 [31/7 ] 9 [1/8]
26. Apr 47 [25/22] 21 [13/8 ] 26 [12/14]
Total     1470 [976/494] 925 [491/434] 545 [485/60]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 5626 3721 1905
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
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
June 787 26
May 969 51

Deleted domains

deleted
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
June 644
May 1288

Registration changes

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

changed
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
June 1362
May 1872

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
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
June 804
May 1038

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

reactivated
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
June 391
May 486

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
June 189
May 207

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
June 1900
May 1863

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Júlí 12326 6541
Júní 12296 6432

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
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
June 3837 27 7 1 5
May 4364 44 5 3 5

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
June 141
May 101

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 45 2 1071 3 4706 4 5107
5 6302 6 7142 7 6926 8 7063
9 6769 10 6054 11 5101 12 3810
13 3047 14 2348 15 1770 16 1394
17 961 18 695 19 526 20 340
21 237 22 152 23 105 24 73
25 47 26 30 27 21 28 12
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 295 2 134 3 114
4 78 5 48 6 32 7 44
8 41 9 33 a 4357 á 70
b 4569 c 2515 d 2290 ð 1
e 2629 é 6 f 3825 g 3339
h 4786 i 3324 í 97 j 1216
k 2871 l 3363 m 3933 n 2472
o 1567 ó 26 p 2752 q 172
r 3001 s 7943 t 3783 u 889
ú 32 v 3054 w 1001 x 242
y 371 ý 1 z 329 þ 134
æ 18 ö 56

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 50621
US 6318
DE 1804
GB 1783
NO 1727
SE 1018
CA 837
CH 767
DK 700
NL 586
FR 462
BZ 372
AU 324
IT 292
ES 220
AT 203
CN 195
CZ 189
IN 188
RU 169

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4966
105 Reykjavík 4934
108 Reykjavík 3688
110 Reykjavík 3143
200 Kópavogi 2597
104 Reykjavík 2586
210 Garðabæ 2239
220 Hafnarfirði 2162
112 Reykjavík 1893
201 Kópavogi 1720
270 Mosfellsbæ 1425
600 Akureyri 1232
221 Hafnarfirði 1193
109 Reykjavík 1135
203 Kópavogi 1134
107 Reykjavík 1039
113 Reykjavík 958
230 Reykjanesbæ 808
800 Selfossi 799
103 Reykjavík 663

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 26020
Kópavogi 5457
Hafnarfirði 3381
Garðabæ 2655
Akureyri 1835
Mosfellsbæ 1534
Reykjanesbæ 1467
Selfossi 1235
Seltjarnarnesi 637
Akranesi 423
Borgarnesi 393
Egilsstöðum 317
Höfn í Hornafirði 271
Grindavík 265
Vestmannaeyjum 261
Ísafirði 260
Húsavík 252
Hveragerði 238
Sauðárkróki 230
Hellu 196

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.84  |  21 t.is 0.54
2 cloudflare.com 4.49  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.53
3 registrar-servers.com 2.65  |  23 azure-dns.com 0.52
4 hysingar.is 2.16  |  24 eurodns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 1.97  |  25 awsdns.com 0.48
6 simnet.is 1.68  |  26 dreamhost.com 0.44
7 x.is 1.38  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.43
8 hysing.is 1.36  |  28 vortex.is 0.43
9 vist.is 1.36  |  29 awsdns.org 0.43
10 c.is 1.29  |  30 awsdns.net 0.41
11 wixdns.net 1.14  |  31 dg.is 0.40
12 netvistun.is 1.10  |  32 nethonnun.is 0.40
13 xnet.is 0.90  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.40
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.38
15 101domain.com 0.74  |  35 udag.org 0.38
16 opex.is 0.69  |  36 okhysing.is 0.37
17 stefna.is 0.68  |  37 dacoda.is 0.37
18 midja.is 0.63  |  38 googledomains.com 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.63  |  39 microsoftonline.com 0.36
20 iwantmyname.net 0.54  |  40 snerpa.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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