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
2018 9668 66206
2017 8092 56538
2016 6571 48446
2015 5793 41875
2014 4932 36082
2013 4475 31150
2012 3837 26675
2011 3168 22838
2010 3021 19670
2009 2779 16649
2008 2238 13870
2007 1948 11632
2006 1536 9684
2005 1503 8148
2004 1137 6645
2003 1037 5508
2002 1006 4471
2001 950 3465
2000 1004 2515
1999 605 1511
1998 443 906
1997 277 463
1996 85 186
1995 57 101
1994 12 44

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

yearregisteredheild
2018 462 3499
2017 362 3037
2016 300 2675
2015 226 2375
2014 298 2149
2013 224 1851
2012 226 1627
2011 166 1401
2010 190 1235
2009 196 1045
2008 200 849
2007 204 649
2006 109 445
2005 290 336
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Nóvember 515 48417 73.13 283 17790 26.87
Október 643 47902 73.23 304 17507 26.77
September 496 47259 73.31 264 17203 26.69
Ágúst 468 46763 73.41 325 16939 26.59
Júlí 436 46295 73.59 292 16614 26.41
Júní 454 45859 73.75 331 16322 26.25
Maí 603 45405 73.95 358 15991 26.05
Apríl 628 44802 74.13 347 15633 25.87
Mars 667 44174 74.29 347 15286 25.71
Febrúar 629 43507 74.44 328 14939 25.56
2018 Janúar 590 42878 74.58 360 14611 25.42
Desember 433 42288 74.79 343 14251 25.21
Nóvember 516 41855 75.06 360 13908 24.94
Október 437 41339 75.32 203 13548 24.68
September 422 40902 75.40 176 13345 24.60
Ágúst 336 40480 75.45 176 13169 24.55
Júlí 289 40144 75.55 188 12993 24.45
Júní 348 39855 75.68 213 12805 24.32
Maí 468 39507 75.83 228 12592 24.17
Apríl 422 39039 75.95 240 12364 24.05
Mars 553 38617 76.11 241 12124 23.89
Febrúar 525 38064 76.21 221 11883 23.79
2017 Janúar 509 37539 76.30 245 11662 23.70
Desember 337 37030 76.43 222 11417 23.57

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Nóvember 307 19121
Október 377 18814
September 294 18437
Ágúst 275 18143
Júlí 241 17868
Júní 264 17627
Maí 333 17363
Apríl 394 17030
Mars 401 16636
Febrúar 363 16235
2018 Janúar 363 15872
Desember 244 15509
Nóvember 286 15265
Október 203 14979
September 211 14776
Ágúst 174 14565
Júlí 158 14391
Júní 170 14233
Maí 227 14063
Apríl 230 13836
Mars 262 13606
Febrúar 247 13344
2017 Janúar 240 13097
Desember 178 12857

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 36
70-80 420
60-70 1978
50-60 4117
40-50 5206
30-40 5184
20-30 2105
10-20 72
0-10 0
Mean age 45,5

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
01 950 754 4476
02 957 746 4288
03 1014 794 4671
04 975 662 4008
05 961 696 4070
06 785 561 3464
07 728 477 3163
08 793 512 3589
09 760 598 4086
10 947 640 4353
11 798 876 4519
12 0 776 3760

Domain Age Distribution

Age (years since registration) distribution of current .is domains.
age (years)number
30-31 0
29-30 5
28-29 11
27-28 5
26-27 4
25-26 6
24-25 12
23-24 51
22-23 85
21-22 263
20-21 427
19-20 592
18-19 986
17-18 975
16-17 1009
15-16 1030
14-15 1079
13-14 1519
12-13 1518
11-12 1921
10-11 2208
9-10 2741
8-9 2964
7-8 3184
6-7 3814
5-6 4429
4-5 4906
3-4 5711
2-3 6432
1-2 7875
0-1 10444
Mean age 6,0


Net number of new domains per month

Green is net number of domains, red is registered(+) and blue is unregistered(-)

new [dom/for] % deleted [dom/for] % net change [dom/for] %
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.21 644 [406 / 238] 0.97 157 [109 / 48] 0.24
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.45 743 [479 / 264] 1.14 206 [160 / 46] 0.31
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.19 616 [390 / 226] 0.96 154 [114 / 40] 0.24
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.26 702 [374 / 328] 1.10 101 [95 / 6] 0.16
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.17 568 [327 / 241] 0.90 166 [110 / 56] 0.26
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.27 644 [329 / 315] 1.04 143 [126 / 17] 0.23
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.58 1288 [715 / 573] 2.10 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.52
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.64 710 [411 / 299] 1.17 283 [225 / 58] 0.47
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.73 511 [296 / 215] 0.86 516 [384 / 132] 0.87
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.65 480 [307 / 173] 0.82 487 [330 / 157] 0.83
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.71 775 [463 / 312] 1.35 206 [149 / 57] 0.36
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.42 523 [320 / 203] 0.93 278 [132 / 146] 0.49
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.50 518 [313 / 205] 0.93 316 [197 / 119] 0.57
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.52 594 [266 / 328] 1.08 242 [267 / -25] 0.44
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.57 724 [308 / 416] 1.33 127 [246 / -119] 0.23
Ágúst 735 [455 / 280] 1.37 616 [366 / 250] 1.15 119 [89 / 30] 0.22
Júlí 695 [382 / 313] 1.31 502 [279 / 223] 0.94 193 [103 / 90] 0.36
Júní 758 [449 / 309] 1.44 538 [307 / 231] 1.02 220 [142 / 78] 0.42
Maí 976 [577 / 399] 1.87 699 [399 / 300] 1.34 277 [178 / 99] 0.53
Apríl 878 [532 / 346] 1.71 494 [314 / 180] 0.96 384 [218 / 166] 0.75

Number of new domains by registration day

Red is total new registrations, blue is the number of domains deleted on that date.

registered [dom/for] deleted [dom/for] net increase [dom/for]
15 12 [7/5] 10 [7/3 ] 2 [0/2]
14 29 [15/14] 12 [4/8 ] 17 [11/6]
13 50 [18/32] 22 [12/10 ] 28 [6/22]
12 30 [22/8] 20 [9/11 ] 10 [13/-3]
11 26 [13/13] 23 [13/10 ] 3 [0/3]
10 38 [20/18] 42 [29/13 ] -4 [-9/5]
09 14 [6/8] 17 [11/6 ] -3 [-5/2]
08 6 [5/1] 11 [4/7 ] -5 [1/-6]
07 29 [20/9] 41 [24/17 ] -12 [-4/-8]
06 34 [18/16] 10 [4/6 ] 24 [14/10]
05 27 [18/9] 23 [17/6 ] 4 [1/3]
04 28 [17/11] 28 [22/6 ] 0 [-5/5]
03 24 [19/5] 43 [35/8 ] -19 [-16/-3]
02 12 [7/5] 14 [6/8 ] -2 [1/-3]
1. Desember 10 [6/4] 13 [7/6 ] -3 [-1/-2]
30 34 [22/12] 19 [15/4 ] 15 [7/8]
29 35 [21/14] 16 [10/6 ] 19 [11/8]
28 29 [17/12] 20 [9/11 ] 9 [8/1]
27 27 [14/13] 19 [16/3 ] 8 [-2/10]
26 27 [20/7] 26 [17/9 ] 1 [3/-2]
25 3 [1/2] 20 [11/9 ] -17 [-10/-7]
24 11 [8/3] 14 [5/9 ] -3 [3/-6]
23 23 [16/7] 12 [8/4 ] 11 [8/3]
22 22 [16/6] 22 [15/7 ] 0 [1/-1]
21 24 [14/10] 22 [13/9 ] 2 [1/1]
20 31 [22/9] 24 [19/5 ] 7 [3/4]
19 37 [29/8] 25 [15/10 ] 12 [14/-2]
18 11 [4/7] 15 [5/10 ] -4 [-1/-3]
17 13 [9/4] 24 [13/11 ] -11 [-4/-7]
16 26 [20/6] 9 [7/2 ] 17 [13/4]
15 36 [20/16] 23 [17/6 ] 13 [3/10]
Samtals 758 [464/294] 639 [399/240] 119 [65/54]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2018 10150 8010 2140
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
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
Júní 758 34
Maí 976 44
Apríl 878 27
Mars 1061 43
Febrúar 998 40
2017 Janúar 995 35
Desember 758 43

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Júní 538
Maí 699
Apríl 494
Mars 549
Febrúar 496
2017 Janúar 600
Desember 524

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Júní 1417
Maí 1468
Apríl 1299
Mars 1815
Febrúar 1797
2017 Janúar 1690
Desember 1179

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
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
Júní 737
Maí 862
Apríl 624
Mars 817
Febrúar 683
2017 Janúar 758
Desember 556

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

reactivated
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
Júní 303
Maí 289
Apríl 233
Mars 327
Febrúar 244
2017 Janúar 270
Desember 246

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Júní 210
Maí 237
Apríl 130
Mars 290
Febrúar 281
2017 Janúar 245
Desember 164

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Júní 1607
Maí 1604
Apríl 1576
Mars 254
Febrúar 247
2017 Janúar 224
Desember 214

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Júlí 11109 5622
Júní 11050 5560
Maí 10954 5449
Apríl 10845 5353
Mars 10747 5281
Febrúar 10628 5168
2017 Janúar 10474 5168

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
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
Júní 3945 4 2 1 1
Maí 4285 8 2 2 3
Apríl 4180 10 1 1 4
Mars 4979 15 5 4 3
Febrúar 4463 5 5 2 1
2017 Janúar 4987 15 3 0 2
Desember 4208 5 1 0 2

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Júní 87
Maí 85
Apríl 63
Mars 86
Febrúar 109
2017 Janúar 71
Desember 54


Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 987 3 4175 4 4600
5 5691 6 6564 7 6317 8 6420
9 6241 10 5613 11 4753 12 3585
13 2835 14 2248 15 1689 16 1319
17 918 18 665 19 498 20 344
21 237 22 144 23 109 24 71
25 49 26 28 27 17 28 8
29 10 30 10 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 25 1 276 2 111 3 109
4 82 5 40 6 35 7 31
8 36 9 28 a 4072 á 60
b 4262 c 2197 d 2088 ð 1
e 2375 é 8 f 3480 g 3156
h 4513 i 3193 í 95 j 1132
k 2600 l 3123 m 3575 n 2315
o 1432 ó 26 p 2458 q 151
r 2747 s 7258 t 3495 u 851
ú 30 v 2791 w 909 x 249
y 318 ý 2 z 294 þ 114
æ 20 ö 44


Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48259
US 5360
NO 1779
DE 1664
GB 1541
SE 911
DK 663
NL 534
CH 475
BZ 437
CA 419
FR 380
AU 297
IT 261
ES 201
CZ 191
AT 189
RU 170
FI 134
BE 129

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4912
105 Reykjavík 4697
108 Reykjavík 3611
110 Reykjavík 3054
104 Reykjavík 2531
200 Kópavogi 2463
210 Garðabæ 2098
220 Hafnarfirði 2022
201 Kópavogi 1804
112 Reykjavík 1747
600 Akureyri 1255
270 Mosfellsbæ 1212
109 Reykjavík 1148
221 Hafnarfirði 1112
107 Reykjavík 1001
203 Kópavogi 978
113 Reykjavík 842
230 Reykjanesbæ 749
800 Selfossi 709
170 Seltjarnarnesi 634

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25033
Kópavogi 5253
Hafnarfirði 3155
Garðabæ 2118
Akureyri 1804
Mosfellsbæ 1291
Reykjanesbæ 1279
Selfossi 1109
Seltjarnarnesi 640
Akranesi 395
Borgarnesi 388
Garðabær 342
Egilsstöðum 290
Húsavík 276
Grindavík 264
Höfn í Hornafirði 254
Ísafirði 253
Vestmannaeyjum 236
Sauðárkróki 221
Hveragerði 211


Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.64  |  21 dg.is 0.56
2 cloudflare.com 3.27  |  22 vortex.is 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.26  |  23 dreamhost.com 0.51
4 simnet.is 2.26  |  24 smartmedia.is 0.51
5 hyp.net 2.21  |  25 eurodns.com 0.51
6 x.is 1.79  |  26 dnsimple.com 0.50
7 hysing.is 1.53  |  27 nethonnun.is 0.48
8 c.is 1.51  |  28 markmonitor.com 0.48
9 vist.is 1.26  |  29 instradns.com 0.46
10 netvistun.is 1.26  |  30 udag.org 0.46
11 opex.is 1.01  |  31 dacoda.is 0.44
12 101domain.com 0.90  |  32 awsdns.com 0.44
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.43
14 stefna.is 0.75  |  34 snerpa.is 0.41
15 thekking.is 0.72  |  35 awsdns.net 0.40
16 iwantmyname.net 0.70  |  36 awsdns.org 0.40
17 midja.is 0.69  |  37 digitalocean.com 0.40
18 t.is 0.62  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.39
19 wixdns.net 0.59  |  39 vefhysing.is 0.39
20 cscdns.net 0.57  |  40 wordpress.com 0.37

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:

Internet á Íslandi hf / Maríus Ólafsson
isnic@isnic.is