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 7519 68774
2018 8559 61255
2017 6914 52696
2016 5861 45782
2015 5290 39921
2014 4585 34631
2013 4216 30046
2012 3629 25830
2011 3002 22201
2010 2909 19199
2009 2683 16290
2008 2180 13607
2007 1900 11427
2006 1509 9527
2005 1473 8018
2004 1117 6545
2003 1021 5428
2002 986 4407
2001 938 3421
2000 989 2483
1999 598 1494
1998 439 896
1997 275 457
1996 84 182
1995 56 98

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 420 3289
2017 316 2869
2016 270 2553
2015 210 2283
2014 283 2073
2013 210 1790
2012 215 1580
2011 157 1365
2010 184 1208
2009 191 1024
2008 199 833
2007 202 634
2006 107 432
2005 279 325
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Júlí 527 49158 71.47 664 19619 28.53
Júní 435 48631 71.95 478 18955 28.05
Maí 507 48196 72.29 561 18477 27.71
Apríl 581 47689 72.69 930 17916 27.31
Mars 614 47108 73.50 329 16986 26.50
Febrúar 573 46494 73.62 349 16657 26.38
2019 Janúar 647 45921 73.79 324 16308 26.21
Desember 372 45274 73.91 286 15984 26.09
Nóvember 504 44902 74.10 282 15698 25.90
Október 632 44398 74.23 304 15416 25.77
September 484 43766 74.33 264 15112 25.67
Ágúst 447 43282 74.46 324 14848 25.54
Júlí 403 42835 74.68 293 14524 25.32
Júní 358 42432 74.88 222 14231 25.12
Maí 428 42074 75.02 231 14009 24.98
Apríl 450 41646 75.14 229 13778 24.86
Mars 483 41196 75.25 197 13549 24.75
Febrúar 454 40713 75.30 229 13352 24.70
2018 Janúar 445 40259 75.42 238 13123 24.58
Desember 340 39814 75.55 227 12885 24.45
Nóvember 423 39474 75.72 233 12658 24.28
Október 422 39051 75.86 192 12425 24.14
September 411 38629 75.95 176 12233 24.05
Ágúst 325 38218 76.02 176 12057 23.98

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Júlí 350 19674
Júní 258 19324
Maí 303 19066
Apríl 358 18763
Mars 387 18405
Febrúar 326 18018
2019 Janúar 402 17692
Desember 240 17290
Nóvember 297 17050
Október 372 16753
September 276 16381
Ágúst 252 16105
Júlí 219 15853
Júní 185 15634
Maí 209 15449
Apríl 245 15240
Mars 252 14995
Febrúar 236 14743
2018 Janúar 260 14507
Desember 184 14247
Nóvember 228 14063
Október 193 13835
September 200 13642
Ágúst 171 13442

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 42
70-80 527
60-70 2149
50-60 4222
40-50 5536
30-40 5197
20-30 1941
10-20 57
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
01 971 683 4719
02 922 683 4614
03 943 680 4977
04 1511 679 4253
05 1068 659 4298
06 913 580 3702
07 1191 696 3586
08 0 771 4065
09 0 748 4650
10 0 936 4934
11 0 786 4855
12 0 658 4046

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 6
28-29 8
27-28 4
26-27 6
25-26 9
24-25 28
23-24 65
22-23 178
21-22 373
20-21 537
19-20 864
18-19 1012
17-18 911
16-17 1016
15-16 1039
14-15 1397
13-14 1398
12-13 1712
11-12 2014
10-11 2563
9-10 2740
8-9 2998
7-8 3447
6-7 3999
5-6 4453
4-5 4957
3-4 5459
2-3 6575
1-2 7584
0-1 11418
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] %
Júlí 1197 [537 / 660] 1.74 620 [374 / 246] 0.90 577 [163 / 414] 0.84
Júní 916 [436 / 480] 1.36 719 [430 / 289] 1.06 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí 1078 [519 / 559] 1.62 769 [438 / 331] 1.15 309 [81 / 228] 0.46
Apríl 1549 [589 / 960] 2.36 809 [503 / 306] 1.23 740 [86 / 654] 1.13
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.52 775 [495 / 280] 1.21 196 [120 / 76] 0.31
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.46 714 [449 / 265] 1.13 208 [128 / 80] 0.33
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.57 649 [407 / 242] 1.04 327 [242 / 85] 0.53
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.09 639 [370 / 269] 1.04 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.32 644 [406 / 238] 1.06 157 [109 / 48] 0.26
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.59 743 [479 / 264] 1.24 206 [160 / 46] 0.34
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.31 616 [390 / 226] 1.05 154 [114 / 40] 0.26
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.38 702 [374 / 328] 1.21 101 [95 / 6] 0.17
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.28 568 [327 / 241] 0.99 166 [110 / 56] 0.29
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.39 644 [329 / 315] 1.14 143 [126 / 17] 0.25
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.73 1288 [715 / 573] 2.30 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.57
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.79 710 [411 / 299] 1.28 283 [225 / 58] 0.51
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.88 511 [296 / 215] 0.93 516 [384 / 132] 0.94
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.79 480 [307 / 173] 0.89 487 [330 / 157] 0.90
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.84 775 [463 / 312] 1.45 206 [149 / 57] 0.39
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.52 523 [320 / 203] 0.99 278 [132 / 146] 0.53

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 17 [8/9] 23 [13/10 ] -6 [-5/-1]
16 31 [17/14] 14 [7/7 ] 17 [10/7]
15 43 [27/16] 15 [7/8 ] 28 [20/8]
14 39 [21/18] 13 [11/2 ] 26 [10/16]
13 41 [25/16] 22 [14/8 ] 19 [11/8]
12 45 [24/21] 19 [10/9 ] 26 [14/12]
11 14 [9/5] 16 [12/4 ] -2 [-3/1]
10 14 [9/5] 28 [8/20 ] -14 [1/-15]
09 38 [25/13] 18 [10/8 ] 20 [15/5]
08 46 [19/27] 26 [16/10 ] 20 [3/17]
07 37 [17/20] 13 [7/6 ] 24 [10/14]
06 27 [20/7] 37 [25/12 ] -10 [-5/-5]
05 20 [5/15] 18 [7/11 ] 2 [-2/4]
04 12 [4/8] 18 [10/8 ] -6 [-6/0]
03 15 [5/10] 13 [7/6 ] 2 [-2/4]
02 23 [10/13] 30 [23/7 ] -7 [-13/6]
1. Ágúst 36 [16/20] 13 [8/5 ] 23 [8/15]
31 28 [13/15] 21 [6/15 ] 7 [7/0]
30 53 [22/31] 23 [14/9 ] 30 [8/22]
29 46 [21/25] 36 [27/9 ] 10 [-6/16]
28 25 [9/16] 21 [13/8 ] 4 [-4/8]
27 27 [10/17] 14 [5/9 ] 13 [5/8]
26 23 [14/9] 16 [9/7 ] 7 [5/2]
25 45 [22/23] 22 [18/4 ] 23 [4/19]
24 40 [30/10] 12 [6/6 ] 28 [24/4]
23 26 [21/5] 17 [11/6 ] 9 [10/-1]
22 34 [17/17] 21 [15/6 ] 13 [2/11]
21 24 [8/16] 17 [9/8 ] 7 [-1/8]
20 18 [13/5] 22 [13/9 ] -4 [0/-4]
19 40 [12/28] 14 [6/8 ] 26 [6/20]
18 50 [18/32] 14 [8/6 ] 36 [10/26]
Samtals 977 [491/486] 606 [355/251] 371 [136/235]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 8108 5391 2717
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
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
Desember 801 37
Nóvember 834 36
Október 836 34
September 851 38
Ágúst 735 30

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Desember 523
Nóvember 518
Október 594
September 724
Ágúst 616

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Desember 1586
Nóvember 1808
Október 1432
September 1942
Ágúst 1638

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
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
Desember 544
Nóvember 711
Október 859
September 707
Ágúst 881

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

reactivated
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
Desember 230
Nóvember 269
Október 343
September 290
Ágúst 318

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Desember 182
Nóvember 189
Október 166
September 226
Ágúst 344

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Desember 1732
Nóvember 1706
Október 1683
September 1673
Ágúst 1648

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
2018 Janúar 11741 6006
Desember 11556 5947
Nóvember 11411 5733
Október 11333 5718
September 11231 5696

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
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
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Desember 129
Nóvember 204
Október 63
September 91
Ágúst 56

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1025 3 4450 4 4846
5 5978 6 6834 7 6620 8 6707
9 6450 10 5793 11 4900 12 3689
13 2925 14 2305 15 1734 16 1343
17 917 18 683 19 512 20 334
21 229 22 143 23 101 24 69
25 47 26 30 27 18 28 13
29 10 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 36 1 299 2 113 3 104
4 80 5 48 6 35 7 34
8 36 9 31 a 4198 á 63
b 4338 c 2369 d 2175 ð 1
e 2494 é 4 f 3619 g 3227
h 4633 i 3267 í 99 j 1163
k 2779 l 3251 m 3717 n 2405
o 1502 ó 24 p 2614 q 163
r 2871 s 7555 t 3608 u 859
ú 30 v 2887 w 979 x 244
y 344 ý 2 z 295 þ 119
æ 18 ö 45

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 49007
US 5828
NO 1783
DE 1729
GB 1660
SE 960
CA 752
CH 696
DK 673
NL 562
FR 430
BZ 415
AU 307
IT 263
ES 218
AT 200
CZ 178
CN 172
RU 159
BE 158

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4951
105 Reykjavík 4777
108 Reykjavík 3625
110 Reykjavík 3105
200 Kópavogi 2509
104 Reykjavík 2509
210 Garðabæ 2090
220 Hafnarfirði 2063
112 Reykjavík 1798
201 Kópavogi 1733
270 Mosfellsbæ 1287
600 Akureyri 1235
109 Reykjavík 1189
221 Hafnarfirði 1167
203 Kópavogi 1040
107 Reykjavík 1001
113 Reykjavík 888
230 Reykjanesbæ 789
800 Selfossi 760
170 Seltjarnarnesi 638

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25317
Kópavogi 5289
Hafnarfirði 3253
Garðabæ 2460
Akureyri 1811
Reykjanesbæ 1407
Mosfellsbæ 1367
Selfossi 1186
Seltjarnarnesi 644
Borgarnesi 407
Akranesi 407
Egilsstöðum 296
Höfn í Hornafirði 264
Grindavík 261
Húsavík 258
Vestmannaeyjum 248
Ísafirði 238
Sauðárkróki 234
Hveragerði 220
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 15.17  |  21 cscdns.net 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 3.55  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.29  |  23 awsdns.com 0.50
4 hyp.net 2.15  |  24 eurodns.com 0.49
5 simnet.is 1.95  |  25 dg.is 0.48
6 x.is 1.64  |  26 vortex.is 0.48
7 hysing.is 1.47  |  27 dreamhost.com 0.46
8 registrar-servers.com 1.46  |  28 dnsimple.com 0.45
9 c.is 1.42  |  29 azure-dns.com 0.44
10 vist.is 1.31  |  30 nethonnun.is 0.43
11 netvistun.is 1.17  |  31 smartmedia.is 0.43
12 xnet.is 0.86  |  32 digitalocean.com 0.42
13 wixdns.net 0.85  |  33 awsdns.net 0.42
14 opex.is 0.84  |  34 udag.org 0.42
15 101domain.com 0.80  |  35 awsdns.org 0.41
16 stefna.is 0.72  |  36 reykjavik.is 0.41
17 thekking.is 0.68  |  37 dacoda.is 0.41
18 midja.is 0.66  |  38 instradns.com 0.40
19 iwantmyname.net 0.62  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.40
20 t.is 0.57  |  40 snerpa.is 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:

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