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 12380 70426
2018 7502 58046
2017 6345 50544
2016 5462 44199
2015 5046 38737
2014 4379 33691
2013 4057 29312
2012 3513 25255
2011 2896 21742
2010 2839 18846
2009 2629 16007
2008 2126 13378
2007 1845 11252
2006 1467 9407
2005 1452 7940
2004 1108 6488
2003 1006 5380
2002 975 4374
2001 933 3399
2000 980 2466
1999 595 1486
1998 437 891
1997 272 454
1996 84 182
1995 56 98

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 547 3694
2018 379 3147
2017 299 2768
2016 253 2469
2015 203 2216
2014 275 2013
2013 201 1738
2012 211 1537
2011 145 1326
2010 179 1181
2009 189 1002
2008 191 813
2007 196 622
2006 102 426
2005 278 324
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Desember 437 49935 70.90 398 20494 29.10
Nóvember 630 49498 71.12 388 20096 28.88
Október 632 48868 71.26 399 19708 28.74
September 637 48236 71.41 474 19309 28.59
Ágúst 514 47599 71.65 448 18835 28.35
Júlí 524 47085 71.92 657 18387 28.08
Júní 430 46561 72.42 473 17730 27.58
Maí 506 46131 72.78 560 17257 27.22
Apríl 577 45625 73.21 920 16697 26.79
Mars 610 45048 74.06 318 15777 25.94
Febrúar 567 44438 74.19 344 15459 25.81
2019 Janúar 617 43871 74.38 320 15115 25.62
Desember 352 43254 74.51 284 14795 25.49
Nóvember 405 42902 74.73 191 14511 25.27
Október 508 42497 74.80 205 14320 25.20
September 394 41989 74.84 169 14115 25.16
Ágúst 341 41595 74.89 213 13946 25.11
Júlí 330 41254 75.03 182 13733 24.97
Júní 356 40924 75.12 220 13551 24.88
Maí 426 40568 75.27 229 13331 24.73
Apríl 443 40142 75.39 226 13102 24.61
Mars 478 39699 75.51 196 12876 24.49
Febrúar 453 39221 75.57 228 12680 24.43
2018 Janúar 436 38768 75.69 237 12452 24.31

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Desember 274 20286
Nóvember 374 20012
Október 391 19638
September 388 19247
Ágúst 328 18859
Júlí 343 18531
Júní 250 18188
Maí 294 17938
Apríl 358 17644
Mars 378 17286
Febrúar 321 16908
2019 Janúar 380 16587
Desember 221 16207
Nóvember 223 15986
Október 281 15763
September 203 15482
Ágúst 191 15279
Júlí 172 15088
Júní 183 14916
Maí 206 14733
Apríl 236 14527
Mars 255 14291
Febrúar 233 14036
2018 Janúar 252 13803

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 49
70-80 638
60-70 2428
50-60 4489
40-50 5717
30-40 5216
20-30 1702
10-20 43
0-10 0
Mean age 46,9

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 0 937 5341
02 0 911 5251
03 0 928 5617
04 0 1497 4899
05 0 1066 4938
06 0 903 4260
07 0 1181 3808
08 0 962 4291
09 0 1111 4809
10 0 1031 5191
11 0 1018 5030
12 0 835 4614

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 10
28-29 5
27-28 5
26-27 6
25-26 12
24-25 56
23-24 86
22-23 270
21-22 442
20-21 612
19-20 976
18-19 925
17-18 969
16-17 1004
15-16 1109
14-15 1456
13-14 1473
12-13 1847
11-12 2115
10-11 2628
9-10 2839
8-9 2907
7-8 3499
6-7 4063
5-6 4378
4-5 5044
3-4 5459
2-3 6345
1-2 7502
0-1 12380
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] %
Desember 834 [440 / 394] 1.18 712 [418 / 294] 1.01 122 [22 / 100] 0.17
Nóvember 1019 [627 / 392] 1.46 683 [443 / 240] 0.98 336 [184 / 152] 0.48
Október 1029 [634 / 395] 1.50 671 [429 / 242] 0.98 358 [205 / 153] 0.52
September 1085 [624 / 461] 1.61 595 [384 / 211] 0.88 490 [240 / 250] 0.73
Ágúst 962 [522 / 440] 1.45 634 [392 / 242] 0.95 328 [130 / 198] 0.49
Júlí 1197 [537 / 660] 1.83 620 [374 / 246] 0.95 577 [163 / 414] 0.88
Júní 916 [436 / 480] 1.42 719 [430 / 289] 1.12 197 [6 / 191] 0.31
Maí 1078 [519 / 559] 1.70 769 [438 / 331] 1.21 309 [81 / 228] 0.49
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.49 809 [503 / 306] 1.30 740 [86 / 654] 1.19
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.60 775 [495 / 280] 1.27 196 [120 / 76] 0.32
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.54 714 [449 / 265] 1.19 208 [128 / 80] 0.35
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.65 649 [407 / 242] 1.10 327 [242 / 85] 0.55
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.15 639 [370 / 269] 1.10 27 [5 / 22] 0.05
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.40 644 [406 / 238] 1.12 157 [109 / 48] 0.27
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.67 743 [479 / 264] 1.31 206 [160 / 46] 0.36
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.37 616 [390 / 226] 1.10 154 [114 / 40] 0.27
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.45 702 [374 / 328] 1.26 101 [95 / 6] 0.18
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.33 568 [327 / 241] 1.03 166 [110 / 56] 0.30
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.44 644 [329 / 315] 1.18 143 [126 / 17] 0.26
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.80 1288 [715 / 573] 2.39 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.59

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]
19. Jan 25 [11/14] 20 [15/5 ] 5 [-4/9]
18. Jan 16 [10/6] 21 [8/13 ] -5 [2/-7]
17. Jan 34 [24/10] 22 [12/10 ] 12 [12/0]
16. Jan 42 [28/14] 25 [16/9 ] 17 [12/5]
15. Jan 44 [33/11] 17 [7/10 ] 27 [26/1]
14. Jan 32 [20/12] 32 [17/15 ] 0 [3/-3]
13. Jan 47 [30/17] 19 [12/7 ] 28 [18/10]
12. Jan 19 [11/8] 23 [14/9 ] -4 [-3/-1]
11. Jan 22 [15/7] 14 [8/6 ] 8 [7/1]
10. Jan 29 [20/9] 22 [12/10 ] 7 [8/-1]
09. Jan 44 [28/16] 20 [15/5 ] 24 [13/11]
08. Jan 57 [32/25] 46 [40/6 ] 11 [-8/19]
07. Jan 37 [25/12] 33 [23/10 ] 4 [2/2]
06. Jan 20 [17/3] 24 [19/5 ] -4 [-2/-2]
05. Jan 21 [15/6] 14 [7/7 ] 7 [8/-1]
04. Jan 18 [11/7] 17 [13/4 ] 1 [-2/3]
03. Jan 40 [27/13] 21 [17/4 ] 19 [10/9]
02. Jan 34 [20/14] 48 [36/12 ] -14 [-16/2]
01. Jan 14 [6/8] 19 [12/7 ] -5 [-6/1]
31. Dec 26 [8/18] 18 [11/7 ] 8 [-3/11]
30. Dec 27 [19/8] 22 [14/8 ] 5 [5/0]
29. Dec 19 [11/8] 16 [7/9 ] 3 [4/-1]
28. Dec 14 [2/12] 16 [10/6 ] -2 [-8/6]
27. Dec 27 [18/9] 22 [16/6 ] 5 [2/3]
26. Dec 25 [10/15] 27 [15/12 ] -2 [-5/3]
25. Dec 9 [1/8] 19 [8/11 ] -10 [-7/-3]
24. Dec 13 [3/10] 13 [7/6 ] 0 [-4/4]
23. Dec 30 [9/21] 23 [16/7 ] 7 [-7/14]
22. Dec 9 [2/7] 8 [5/3 ] 1 [-3/4]
21. Dec 10 [2/8] 17 [9/8 ] -7 [-7/0]
20. Dec 34 [12/22] 23 [12/11 ] 11 [0/11]
Total     838 [480/358] 681 [433/248] 157 [47/110]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 595 457 138
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
Desember 834 43
Nóvember 1019 60
Október 1029 36
September 1128 66
Ágúst 962 70
Júlí 1197 36
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

Deleted domains

deleted
Desember 712
Nóvember 683
Október 671
September 619
Ágúst 634
Júlí 620
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

Registration changes

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

changed
Desember 1131
Nóvember 1381
Október 1252
September 1166
Ágúst 1265
Júlí 1350
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

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
Desember 845
Nóvember 973
Október 1065
September 1004
Ágúst 987
Júlí 847
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

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

reactivated
Desember 391
Nóvember 436
Október 515
September 490
Ágúst 456
Júlí 415
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

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
Desember 191
Nóvember 229
Október 264
September 308
Ágúst 289
Júlí 245
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

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
Desember 2317
Nóvember 2310
Október 2303
September 2254
Ágúst 2252
Júlí 2242
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

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Apríl 12078 6288
Mars 11932 6189
Febrúar 11849 6076

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
Desember 4568 13 8 3 4
Nóvember 4488 50 5 2 0
Október 5246 19 6 3 2
September 4887 32 4 2 4
Ágúst 4698 25 10 2 6
Júlí 3948 41 16 4 3
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
Desember 873
Nóvember 87
Október 158
September 99
Ágúst 188
Júlí 133
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

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 45 2 1060 3 4558 4 4976
5 6149 6 6978 7 6756 8 6875
9 6616 10 5962 11 4996 12 3755
13 2998 14 2343 15 1768 16 1377
17 946 18 690 19 528 20 342
21 234 22 152 23 104 24 70
25 48 26 31 27 21 28 13
29 12 30 8 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 37 1 296 2 128 3 110
4 79 5 48 6 34 7 40
8 40 9 31 a 4297 á 65
b 4475 c 2449 d 2220 e 2583
é 4 f 3717 g 3294 h 4705
i 3286 í 97 j 1201 k 2830
l 3316 m 3812 n 2466 o 1530
ó 26 p 2688 q 166 r 2962
s 7713 t 3701 u 869 ú 32
v 2960 w 1009 x 249 y 349
ý 2 z 313 þ 129 æ 18
ö 53

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 49794
US 6106
DE 1782
NO 1779
GB 1721
SE 1019
CA 798
CH 767
DK 687
NL 585
FR 442
BZ 386
AU 311
IT 276
ES 229
AT 197
CN 193
CZ 184
BE 165
RU 163

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4922
105 Reykjavík 4854
108 Reykjavík 3638
110 Reykjavík 3177
104 Reykjavík 2590
200 Kópavogi 2517
210 Garðabæ 2147
220 Hafnarfirði 2091
112 Reykjavík 1841
201 Kópavogi 1691
270 Mosfellsbæ 1358
221 Hafnarfirði 1216
600 Akureyri 1212
109 Reykjavík 1149
203 Kópavogi 1100
107 Reykjavík 1024
113 Reykjavík 916
800 Selfossi 778
230 Reykjanesbæ 765
103 Reykjavík 634

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25755
Kópavogi 5315
Hafnarfirði 3330
Garðabæ 2555
Akureyri 1810
Mosfellsbæ 1457
Reykjanesbæ 1425
Selfossi 1212
Seltjarnarnesi 628
Akranesi 415
Borgarnesi 404
Egilsstöðum 301
Grindavík 274
Höfn í Hornafirði 260
Ísafirði 255
Húsavík 253
Vestmannaeyjum 244
Sauðárkróki 231
Hveragerði 228
Hellu 192

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.99  |  21 t.is 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 3.99  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.18  |  23 awsdns.com 0.50
4 registrar-servers.com 2.13  |  24 azure-dns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 2.09  |  25 eurodns.com 0.49
6 simnet.is 1.79  |  26 vortex.is 0.45
7 x.is 1.52  |  27 dg.is 0.45
8 hysing.is 1.42  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.44
9 c.is 1.35  |  29 digitalocean.com 0.43
10 vist.is 1.29  |  30 awsdns.net 0.43
11 netvistun.is 1.12  |  31 awsdns.org 0.43
12 wixdns.net 1.00  |  32 nethonnun.is 0.42
13 xnet.is 0.89  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.40
14 101domain.com 0.78  |  34 udag.org 0.40
15 opex.is 0.75  |  35 dacoda.is 0.39
16 cscdns.net 0.74  |  36 smartmedia.is 0.38
17 stefna.is 0.70  |  37 okhysing.is 0.38
18 midja.is 0.66  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.38
19 thekking.is 0.65  |  39 instradns.com 0.37
20 iwantmyname.net 0.58  |  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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