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 6346 68202
2018 8784 61856
2017 7016 53072
2016 5937 46056
2015 5350 40119
2014 4611 34769
2013 4249 30158
2012 3650 25909
2011 3020 22259
2010 2915 19239
2009 2694 16324
2008 2185 13630
2007 1907 11445
2006 1510 9538
2005 1477 8028
2004 1119 6551
2003 1021 5432
2002 987 4411
2001 939 3424
2000 990 2485
1999 598 1495
1998 439 897
1997 276 458
1996 84 182
1995 56 98

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 432 3328
2017 321 2896
2016 276 2575
2015 213 2299
2014 286 2086
2013 213 1800
2012 215 1587
2011 158 1372
2010 185 1214
2009 192 1029
2008 199 837
2007 204 638
2006 107 434
2005 281 327
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Júní 437 49013 71.86 481 19192 28.14
Maí 508 48576 72.19 565 18711 27.81
Apríl 581 48068 72.59 935 18146 27.41
Mars 615 47487 73.40 330 17211 26.60
Febrúar 574 46872 73.52 349 16881 26.48
2019 Janúar 647 46298 73.69 324 16532 26.31
Desember 372 45651 73.80 286 16208 26.20
Nóvember 504 45279 73.98 282 15922 26.02
Október 633 44775 74.11 305 15640 25.89
September 488 44142 74.22 264 15335 25.78
Ágúst 453 43654 74.34 324 15071 25.66
Júlí 416 43201 74.55 293 14747 25.45
Júní 436 42785 74.75 325 14454 25.25
Maí 442 42349 74.98 235 14129 25.02
Apríl 450 41907 75.10 229 13894 24.90
Mars 483 41457 75.21 197 13665 24.79
Febrúar 454 40974 75.26 229 13468 24.74
2018 Janúar 445 40520 75.37 239 13239 24.63
Desember 341 40075 75.51 227 13000 24.49
Nóvember 424 39734 75.67 233 12773 24.33
Október 422 39310 75.81 193 12540 24.19
September 414 38888 75.90 175 12347 24.10
Ágúst 331 38474 75.97 176 12172 24.03
Júlí 279 38143 76.07 186 11996 23.93

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Júní 259 19567
Maí 302 19308
Apríl 358 19006
Mars 389 18648
Febrúar 328 18259
2019 Janúar 403 17931
Desember 240 17528
Nóvember 298 17288
Október 372 16990
September 279 16618
Ágúst 257 16339
Júlí 226 16082
Júní 245 15856
Maí 219 15611
Apríl 245 15392
Mars 253 15147
Febrúar 236 14894
2018 Janúar 260 14658
Desember 186 14398
Nóvember 229 14212
Október 195 13983
September 204 13788
Ágúst 175 13584
Júlí 156 13409

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 43
70-80 522
60-70 2157
50-60 4218
40-50 5508
30-40 5144
20-30 1917
10-20 55
0-10 0
Mean age 46,1

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
01 971 684 4722
02 923 683 4615
03 945 680 4978
04 1516 679 4255
05 1073 677 4332
06 918 761 3976
07 0 709 3600
08 0 777 4080
09 0 752 4666
10 0 938 4940
11 0 786 4863
12 0 658 4048

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 4
28-29 8
27-28 6
26-27 6
25-26 9
24-25 27
23-24 57
22-23 171
21-22 368
20-21 523
19-20 841
18-19 1007
17-18 925
16-17 1006
15-16 1037
14-15 1382
13-14 1392
12-13 1676
11-12 2017
10-11 2544
9-10 2722
8-9 3013
7-8 3434
6-7 3926
5-6 4511
4-5 4932
3-4 5494
2-3 6629
1-2 7565
0-1 10966
Mean age 6,2


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 916 [436 / 480] 1.34 719 [430 / 289] 1.05 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí 1078 [519 / 559] 1.60 769 [438 / 331] 1.14 309 [81 / 228] 0.46
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.34 809 [503 / 306] 1.22 740 [86 / 654] 1.12
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.50 775 [495 / 280] 1.20 196 [120 / 76] 0.30
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.45 714 [449 / 265] 1.12 208 [128 / 80] 0.33
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.55 649 [407 / 242] 1.03 327 [242 / 85] 0.52
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.08 639 [370 / 269] 1.03 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.31 644 [406 / 238] 1.05 157 [109 / 48] 0.26
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.57 743 [479 / 264] 1.23 206 [160 / 46] 0.34
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.29 616 [390 / 226] 1.04 154 [114 / 40] 0.26
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.37 702 [374 / 328] 1.20 101 [95 / 6] 0.17
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.27 568 [327 / 241] 0.98 166 [110 / 56] 0.29
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.38 644 [329 / 315] 1.13 143 [126 / 17] 0.25
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.72 1288 [715 / 573] 2.28 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.56
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.78 710 [411 / 299] 1.27 283 [225 / 58] 0.51
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.86 511 [296 / 215] 0.93 516 [384 / 132] 0.94
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.78 480 [307 / 173] 0.88 487 [330 / 157] 0.89
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.82 775 [463 / 312] 1.44 206 [149 / 57] 0.38
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.51 523 [320 / 203] 0.99 278 [132 / 146] 0.52
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.59 518 [313 / 205] 0.99 316 [197 / 119] 0.60

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 increase [dom/for]
17 34 [26/8] 22 [14/8 ] 12 [12/0]
16 38 [20/18] 19 [12/7 ] 19 [8/11]
15 48 [32/16] 23 [13/10 ] 25 [19/6]
14 17 [3/14] 18 [9/9 ] -1 [-6/5]
13 22 [9/13] 17 [9/8 ] 5 [0/5]
12 30 [8/22] 20 [13/7 ] 10 [-5/15]
11 41 [20/21] 15 [11/4 ] 26 [9/17]
10 27 [14/13] 16 [11/5 ] 11 [3/8]
09 38 [22/16] 19 [11/8 ] 19 [11/8]
08 72 [24/48] 34 [26/8 ] 38 [-2/40]
07 20 [5/15] 13 [7/6 ] 7 [-2/9]
06 27 [10/17] 17 [9/8 ] 10 [1/9]
05 52 [10/42] 14 [10/4 ] 38 [0/38]
04 49 [29/20] 12 [4/8 ] 37 [25/12]
03 64 [33/31] 26 [17/9 ] 38 [16/22]
02 39 [19/20] 33 [21/12 ] 6 [-2/8]
1. Júlí 100 [23/77] 32 [17/15 ] 68 [6/62]
30 15 [3/12] 19 [9/10 ] -4 [-6/2]
29 55 [9/46] 20 [9/11 ] 35 [0/35]
28 82 [18/64] 16 [11/5 ] 66 [7/59]
27 37 [20/17] 24 [19/5 ] 13 [1/12]
26 33 [19/14] 22 [18/4 ] 11 [1/10]
25 32 [13/19] 27 [16/11 ] 5 [-3/8]
24 40 [20/20] 26 [15/11 ] 14 [5/9]
23 23 [7/16] 21 [13/8 ] 2 [-6/8]
22 14 [5/9] 12 [2/10 ] 2 [3/-1]
21 37 [19/18] 14 [8/6 ] 23 [11/12]
20 33 [16/17] 34 [27/7 ] -1 [-11/10]
19 36 [18/18] 23 [12/11 ] 13 [6/7]
18 34 [26/8] 14 [11/3 ] 20 [15/5]
17 12 [2/10] 22 [12/10 ] -10 [-10/0]
Samtals 1201 [502/699] 644 [396/248] 557 [106/451]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 7130 4785 2345
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
Júní 916 31
Maí 1078 49
Apríl 1549 43
Mars 971 50
Febrúar 922 33
2019 Janúar 976 48
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

Deleted domains

deleted
Júní 719
Maí 769
Apríl 809
Mars 775
Febrúar 714
2019 Janúar 649
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

Registration changes

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

changed
Júní 1096
Maí 1395
Apríl 2953
Mars 1050
Febrúar 1092
2019 Janúar 1124
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

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
Júní 920
Maí 1202
Apríl 1166
Mars 1296
Febrúar 1059
2019 Janúar 1193
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

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

reactivated
Júní 424
Maí 554
Apríl 480
Mars 590
Febrúar 506
2019 Janúar 465
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

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
Júní 187
Maí 251
Apríl 187
Mars 182
Febrúar 316
2019 Janúar 324
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

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
Júní 2220
Maí 2195
Apríl 2184
Mars 2180
Febrúar 2175
2019 Janúar 2150
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

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
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

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
Júní 3893 31 4 5 4
Maí 4791 38 6 1 8
Apríl 4656 19 8 2 4
Mars 5392 35 5 5 8
Febrúar 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 Janúar 5785 34 7 7 5
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
Júní 107
Maí 168
Apríl 187
Mars 110
Febrúar 130
2019 Janúar 132
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

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1012 3 4382 4 4783
5 5917 6 6760 7 6550 8 6649
9 6400 10 5766 11 4890 12 3671
13 2914 14 2280 15 1729 16 1334
17 913 18 681 19 509 20 338
21 230 22 140 23 101 24 69
25 47 26 30 27 17 28 11
29 10 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 294 2 116 3 103
4 81 5 44 6 35 7 30
8 36 9 30 a 4170 á 63
b 4318 c 2328 d 2160 ð 1
e 2467 é 5 f 3591 g 3211
h 4598 i 3248 í 99 j 1156
k 2766 l 3245 m 3674 n 2389
o 1485 ó 24 p 2577 q 160
r 2836 s 7478 t 3571 u 848
ú 31 v 2873 w 966 x 244
y 339 ý 2 z 300 þ 115
æ 18 ö 45

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48853
US 5765
NO 1781
DE 1713
GB 1645
SE 954
CA 693
DK 675
NL 557
CH 543
FR 426
BZ 413
AU 299
IT 262
ES 214
AT 194
CZ 174
CN 164
RU 157
BE 155

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4953
105 Reykjavík 4778
108 Reykjavík 3606
110 Reykjavík 3083
104 Reykjavík 2519
200 Kópavogi 2514
210 Garðabæ 2089
220 Hafnarfirði 2057
112 Reykjavík 1792
201 Kópavogi 1732
270 Mosfellsbæ 1287
600 Akureyri 1225
109 Reykjavík 1184
221 Hafnarfirði 1152
203 Kópavogi 1041
107 Reykjavík 1004
113 Reykjavík 885
230 Reykjanesbæ 777
800 Selfossi 752
170 Seltjarnarnesi 628

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25287
Kópavogi 5294
Hafnarfirði 3232
Garðabæ 2455
Akureyri 1801
Reykjanesbæ 1386
Mosfellsbæ 1365
Selfossi 1167
Seltjarnarnesi 634
Borgarnesi 401
Akranesi 399
Egilsstöðum 298
Grindavík 263
Höfn í Hornafirði 261
Húsavík 259
Vestmannaeyjum 247
Ísafirði 240
Sauðárkróki 230
Hveragerði 212
Hellu 198

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.27  |  21 cscdns.net 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 3.55  |  22 eurodns.com 0.50
3 hysingar.is 2.31  |  23 markmonitor.com 0.49
4 hyp.net 2.17  |  24 dg.is 0.49
5 simnet.is 1.99  |  25 vortex.is 0.49
6 x.is 1.69  |  26 dreamhost.com 0.48
7 hysing.is 1.47  |  27 awsdns.com 0.48
8 c.is 1.45  |  28 dnsimple.com 0.46
9 vist.is 1.31  |  29 nethonnun.is 0.44
10 netvistun.is 1.18  |  30 smartmedia.is 0.44
11 registrar-servers.com 1.05  |  31 azure-dns.com 0.43
12 opex.is 0.87  |  32 awsdns.net 0.43
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 udag.org 0.42
14 wixdns.net 0.83  |  34 digitalocean.com 0.42
15 101domain.com 0.82  |  35 instradns.com 0.41
16 stefna.is 0.73  |  36 awsdns.org 0.41
17 thekking.is 0.69  |  37 reykjavik.is 0.41
18 midja.is 0.66  |  38 dacoda.is 0.40
19 iwantmyname.net 0.64  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.39
20 t.is 0.58  |  40 snerpa.is 0.39

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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