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.
Below is the total number domains registered as well as the number of currently active domains registered each year since 1989.
Number of active domains, registered in each month of the year. Green is this year, red is last year and gray is older:
March 1999 the IS ccTLD charter was changed to allow individuals to register domains directly. Here is the number of such registrations from the beginnig.
Red bars represent the ratio of total domains registered to foreign registrants.
Following are statistics on the various aspects of domain administartion services performed by ISNIC:
Domain names (labels) can be 1 to 63 letters
Percentage of .IS domains hosted by the largest hosting companies (top 10 only):
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: