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 11818 68256
2018 7073 56438
2017 6070 49365
2016 5241 43295
2015 4879 38054
2014 4272 33175
2013 3971 28903
2012 3436 24932
2011 2850 21496
2010 2792 18646
2009 2589 15854
2008 2095 13265
2007 1818 11170
2006 1452 9352
2005 1444 7900
2004 1100 6456
2003 1001 5356
2002 972 4355
2001 928 3383
2000 969 2455
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 518 3583
2018 355 3065
2017 290 2710
2016 244 2420
2015 199 2176
2014 270 1977
2013 198 1707
2012 201 1509
2011 145 1308
2010 179 1163
2009 185 984
2008 189 799
2007 193 610
2006 99 417
2005 276 318
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
March 794 50458 70.66 390 20948 29.34
February 556 49664 70.72 403 20558 29.28
2020 January 633 49108 70.90 374 20155 29.10
December 436 48475 71.02 397 19781 28.98
November 628 48039 71.25 387 19384 28.75
October 629 47411 71.39 399 18997 28.61
September 632 46782 71.55 474 18598 28.45
August 515 46150 71.80 446 18124 28.20
July 518 45635 72.08 657 17678 27.92
June 430 45117 72.61 471 17021 27.39
May 500 44687 72.97 560 16550 27.03
April 534 44187 73.43 916 15990 26.57
March 575 43653 74.33 316 15074 25.67
February 436 43078 74.48 261 14758 25.52
2019 January 477 42642 74.63 224 14497 25.37
December 268 42165 74.71 206 14273 25.29
November 401 41897 74.86 187 14067 25.14
October 505 41496 74.93 204 13880 25.07
September 393 40991 74.98 169 13676 25.02
August 339 40598 75.04 212 13507 24.96
July 325 40259 75.17 183 13295 24.83
June 356 39934 75.28 219 13112 24.72
May 422 39578 75.43 228 12893 24.57
April 431 39156 75.56 224 12665 24.44

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
March 497 20678
February 361 20181
2020 January 387 19820
December 273 19433
November 369 19160
October 382 18791
September 382 18409
August 329 18027
July 338 17698
June 248 17360
May 288 17112
April 318 16824
March 354 16506
February 231 16152
2019 January 273 15921
December 151 15648
November 220 15497
October 278 15277
September 199 14999
August 190 14800
July 170 14610
June 182 14440
May 202 14258
April 229 14056

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 48
70-80 636
60-70 2447
50-60 4574
40-50 5787
30-40 5367
20-30 1765
10-20 50
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 1007 701 4899
02 959 697 4813
03 1184 891 5549
04 0 1450 4830
05 0 1060 4897
06 0 901 4248
07 0 1175 3797
08 0 961 4281
09 0 1106 4800
10 0 1028 5177
11 0 1015 5003
12 0 833 4150

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 3
29-30 9
28-29 4
27-28 7
26-27 9
25-26 16
24-25 60
23-24 119
22-23 336
21-22 480
20-21 719
19-20 1012
18-19 911
17-18 975
16-17 1007
15-16 1154
14-15 1500
13-14 1543
12-13 1821
11-12 2315
10-11 2565
9-10 2836
8-9 3055
7-8 3540
6-7 4223
5-6 4301
4-5 4988
3-4 5522
2-3 6144
1-2 7584
0-1 12647
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] %
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
Ágúst. 803 [469 / 334] 1.22 702 [374 / 328] 1.07 101 [95 / 6] 0.15

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]
09. Apr 23 [14/9] 26 [12/14 ] -3 [2/-5]
08. Apr 39 [25/14] 19 [8/11 ] 20 [17/3]
07. Apr 56 [39/17] 34 [22/12 ] 22 [17/5]
06. Apr 45 [26/19] 24 [13/11 ] 21 [13/8]
05. Apr 30 [16/14] 15 [9/6 ] 15 [7/8]
04. Apr 29 [15/14] 25 [19/6 ] 4 [-4/8]
03. Apr 57 [32/25] 26 [13/13 ] 31 [19/12]
02. Apr 26 [12/14] 30 [20/10 ] -4 [-8/4]
01. Apr 50 [33/17] 18 [18/0 ] 32 [15/17]
31. Mar 45 [31/14] 28 [18/10 ] 17 [13/4]
30. Mar 45 [28/17] 35 [26/9 ] 10 [2/8]
29. Mar 27 [15/12] 23 [14/9 ] 4 [1/3]
28. Mar 25 [12/13] 21 [16/5 ] 4 [-4/8]
27. Mar 46 [35/11] 23 [13/10 ] 23 [22/1]
26. Mar 48 [31/17] 24 [11/13 ] 24 [20/4]
25. Mar 28 [16/12] 24 [17/7 ] 4 [-1/5]
24. Mar 46 [32/14] 33 [23/10 ] 13 [9/4]
23. Mar 42 [28/14] 23 [15/8 ] 19 [13/6]
22. Mar 34 [17/17] 21 [13/8 ] 13 [4/9]
21. Mar 28 [17/11] 20 [15/5 ] 8 [2/6]
20. Mar 54 [40/14] 24 [18/6 ] 30 [22/8]
19. Mar 43 [29/14] 21 [14/7 ] 22 [15/7]
18. Mar 43 [37/6] 40 [19/21 ] 3 [18/-15]
17. Mar 37 [26/11] 32 [19/13 ] 5 [7/-2]
16. Mar 38 [27/11] 27 [20/7 ] 11 [7/4]
15. Mar 17 [11/6] 17 [9/8 ] 0 [2/-2]
14. Mar 19 [11/8] 21 [16/5 ] -2 [-5/3]
13. Mar 37 [24/13] 23 [13/10 ] 14 [11/3]
12. Mar 28 [22/6] 21 [14/7 ] 7 [8/-1]
11. Mar 62 [42/20] 27 [18/9 ] 35 [24/11]
10. Mar 63 [48/15] 25 [19/6 ] 38 [29/9]
Total     1210 [791/419] 770 [494/276] 440 [297/143]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 3526 2394 1132
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 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
April 993 52

Deleted domains

deleted
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
April 710

Registration changes

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

changed
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
April 1942

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 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
April 1225

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

reactivated
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
April 520

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
April 198

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
April 1875

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Maí 12209 6341

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 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
April 3830 22 2 0 3

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
April 130

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 45 2 1064 3 4636 4 5042
5 6241 6 7080 7 6896 8 7014
9 6740 10 6012 11 5067 12 3791
13 3033 14 2346 15 1767 16 1390
17 957 18 703 19 525 20 342
21 242 22 151 23 106 24 74
25 48 26 30 27 21 28 13
29 11 30 7 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 35 1 300 2 130 3 112
4 80 5 48 6 34 7 40
8 41 9 33 a 4347 á 72
b 4540 c 2493 d 2263 ð 1
e 2609 é 5 f 3782 g 3328
h 4753 i 3304 í 97 j 1201
k 2863 l 3346 m 3908 n 2483
o 1552 ó 26 p 2731 q 170
r 2989 s 7865 t 3767 u 885
ú 31 v 3017 w 1000 x 246
y 359 ý 1 z 320 þ 132
æ 17 ö 56

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 50351
US 6259
DE 1801
GB 1765
NO 1736
SE 1015
CA 828
CH 767
DK 706
NL 590
FR 451
BZ 382
AU 323
IT 286
ES 221
AT 198
CN 192
CZ 189
BE 169
RU 165

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4980
105 Reykjavík 4882
108 Reykjavík 3671
110 Reykjavík 3144
104 Reykjavík 2582
200 Kópavogi 2572
210 Garðabæ 2224
220 Hafnarfirði 2144
112 Reykjavík 1892
201 Kópavogi 1696
270 Mosfellsbæ 1393
600 Akureyri 1219
221 Hafnarfirði 1190
203 Kópavogi 1137
109 Reykjavík 1124
107 Reykjavík 1035
113 Reykjavík 940
800 Selfossi 802
230 Reykjanesbæ 798
103 Reykjavík 665

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25930
Kópavogi 5411
Hafnarfirði 3361
Garðabæ 2627
Akureyri 1825
Mosfellsbæ 1500
Reykjanesbæ 1455
Selfossi 1239
Seltjarnarnesi 630
Akranesi 416
Borgarnesi 405
Egilsstöðum 310
Grindavík 273
Höfn í Hornafirði 262
Ísafirði 260
Vestmannaeyjum 257
Húsavík 252
Sauðárkróki 231
Hveragerði 231
Hellu 191

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 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 4.38  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.52
3 registrar-servers.com 2.58  |  23 azure-dns.com 0.51
4 hysingar.is 2.18  |  24 awsdns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 2.01  |  25 eurodns.com 0.49
6 simnet.is 1.71  |  26 dreamhost.com 0.44
7 x.is 1.42  |  27 vortex.is 0.43
8 hysing.is 1.39  |  28 digitalocean.com 0.43
9 vist.is 1.35  |  29 awsdns.org 0.42
10 c.is 1.30  |  30 awsdns.net 0.42
11 netvistun.is 1.11  |  31 dg.is 0.41
12 wixdns.net 1.11  |  32 nethonnun.is 0.40
13 xnet.is 0.91  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.40
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.39
15 101domain.com 0.75  |  35 udag.org 0.38
16 opex.is 0.70  |  36 dacoda.is 0.38
17 stefna.is 0.69  |  37 okhysing.is 0.37
18 thekking.is 0.64  |  38 smartmedia.is 0.36
19 midja.is 0.64  |  39 googledomains.com 0.36
20 iwantmyname.net 0.56  |  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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