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
2020 11885 70938
2019 8098 59053
2018 5779 50955
2017 5099 45176
2016 4578 40077
2015 4310 35499
2014 3846 31189
2013 3610 27343
2012 3181 23733
2011 2651 20552
2010 2641 17901
2009 2433 15260
2008 2003 12827
2007 1741 10824
2006 1393 9083
2005 1391 7690
2004 1059 6299
2003 973 5240
2002 951 4267
2001 909 3316
2000 942 2407
1999 583 1465
1998 430 882
1997 270 452
1996 82 182

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

yearregisteredtotal
2020 625 3833
2019 385 3208
2018 299 2823
2017 255 2524
2016 221 2269
2015 178 2048
2014 259 1870
2013 183 1611
2012 193 1428
2011 126 1235
2010 165 1109
2009 176 944
2008 179 768
2007 190 589
2006 96 399
2005 261 303
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
July 500 55780 70.29 455 23573 29.71
June 643 55280 70.51 450 23118 29.49
May 680 54637 70.68 598 22668 29.32
April 730 53957 70.97 502 22070 29.03
March 822 53227 71.16 475 21568 28.84
February 748 52405 71.30 551 21093 28.70
2021 January 778 51657 71.55 483 20542 28.45
December 630 50879 71.72 496 20059 28.28
November 800 50249 71.98 430 19563 28.02
October 874 49449 72.10 434 19133 27.90
September 761 48575 72.20 404 18699 27.80
August 622 47814 72.33 401 18295 27.67
July 529 47192 72.51 485 17894 27.49
June 484 46663 72.83 318 17409 27.17
May 654 46179 72.99 310 17091 27.01
April 613 45525 73.07 286 16781 26.93
March 636 44912 73.14 241 16495 26.86
February 443 44276 73.15 270 16254 26.85
2020 January 514 43833 73.28 250 15984 26.72
December 371 43319 73.36 254 15734 26.64
November 516 42948 73.51 255 15480 26.49
October 488 42432 73.59 266 15225 26.41
September 460 41944 73.71 316 14959 26.29
August 375 41484 73.91 286 14643 26.09

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
July 305 24206
June 411 23901
May 410 23490
April 471 23080
March 511 22609
February 440 22098
2021 January 526 21658
December 394 21132
November 492 20738
October 550 20246
September 493 19696
August 404 19203
July 352 18799
June 291 18447
May 405 18156
April 362 17751
March 373 17389
February 266 17016
2020 January 293 16750
December 220 16457
November 280 16237
October 265 15957
September 246 15692
August 208 15446

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 6
80-90 58
70-80 753
60-70 2781
50-60 5211
40-50 6915
30-40 6318
20-30 2097
10-20 67
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 1261 764 5209
02 1299 713 5064
03 1297 877 5389
04 1232 899 5040
05 1278 964 4877
06 1093 802 4157
07 955 1014 4170
08 0 1023 4579
09 0 1165 5204
10 0 1308 5561
11 0 1230 5367
12 0 1126 4442

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 7
29-30 4
28-29 6
27-28 9
26-27 28
25-26 64
24-25 174
23-24 370
22-23 524
21-22 827
20-21 980
19-20 882
18-19 974
17-18 983
16-17 1326
15-16 1310
14-15 1578
13-14 1829
12-13 2346
11-12 2495
10-11 2683
9-10 3025
8-9 3461
7-8 3786
6-7 4039
5-6 4385
4-5 5016
3-4 5421
2-3 6944
1-2 9603
0-1 14267
Mean age 6,4


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. 955 [506 / 449] 1.20 642 [297 / 345] 0.81 313 [209 / 104] 0.39
Júní. 1103 [650 / 453] 1.40 817 [504 / 313] 1.03 286 [146 / 140] 0.36
Maí. 1282 [695 / 587] 1.63 819 [357 / 462] 1.04 463 [338 / 125] 0.59
Apríl. 1242 [745 / 497] 1.59 659 [385 / 274] 0.84 583 [360 / 223] 0.74
Mars. 1318 [838 / 480] 1.70 742 [441 / 301] 0.95 576 [397 / 179] 0.74
Febrúar. 1306 [759 / 547] 1.69 549 [351 / 198] 0.71 757 [408 / 349] 0.98
2021 Janúar. 1274 [795 / 479] 1.67 577 [288 / 289] 0.76 697 [507 / 190] 0.91
Desember. 1142 [657 / 485] 1.51 632 [342 / 290] 0.84 510 [315 / 195] 0.67
Nóvember. 1251 [814 / 437] 1.66 621 [372 / 249] 0.83 630 [442 / 188] 0.84
Október. 1323 [889 / 434] 1.78 721 [449 / 272] 0.97 602 [440 / 162] 0.81
September. 1188 [787 / 401] 1.61 665 [383 / 282] 0.90 523 [404 / 119] 0.71
Ágúst. 1055 [654 / 401] 1.44 778 [366 / 412] 1.06 277 [288 / -11] 0.38
Júlí. 1044 [556 / 488] 1.43 660 [342 / 318] 0.90 384 [214 / 170] 0.53
Júní. 1036 [580 / 456] 1.42 678 [367 / 311] 0.93 358 [213 / 145] 0.49
Maí. 1425 [936 / 489] 1.97 880 [441 / 439] 1.22 545 [495 / 50] 0.75
Apríl. 1261 [780 / 481] 1.76 774 [501 / 273] 1.08 487 [279 / 208] 0.68
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

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]
03. Aug 41 [27/14] 23 [12/11 ] 18 [15/3]
02. Aug 29 [12/17] 30 [18/12 ] -1 [-6/5]
01. Aug 19 [7/12] 21 [9/12 ] -2 [-2/0]
31. Jul 10 [2/8] 26 [2/24 ] -16 [0/-16]
30. Jul 34 [21/13] 29 [7/22 ] 5 [14/-9]
29. Jul 21 [5/16] 22 [8/14 ] -1 [-3/2]
28. Jul 21 [14/7] 15 [6/9 ] 6 [8/-2]
27. Jul 24 [13/11] 26 [8/18 ] -2 [5/-7]
26. Jul 32 [17/15] 28 [14/14 ] 4 [3/1]
25. Jul 17 [10/7] 19 [6/13 ] -2 [4/-6]
24. Jul 17 [3/14] 15 [7/8 ] 2 [-4/6]
23. Jul 20 [10/10] 17 [9/8 ] 3 [1/2]
22. Jul 33 [22/11] 6 [4/2 ] 27 [18/9]
21. Jul 25 [16/9] 17 [7/10 ] 8 [9/-1]
20. Jul 28 [10/18] 17 [10/7 ] 11 [0/11]
19. Jul 25 [13/12] 18 [7/11 ] 7 [6/1]
18. Jul 13 [3/10] 11 [5/6 ] 2 [-2/4]
17. Jul 25 [11/14] 13 [4/9 ] 12 [7/5]
16. Jul 59 [16/43] 22 [9/13 ] 37 [7/30]
15. Jul 37 [21/16] 24 [15/9 ] 13 [6/7]
14. Jul 53 [32/21] 23 [12/11 ] 30 [20/10]
13. Jul 36 [24/12] 19 [11/8 ] 17 [13/4]
12. Jul 48 [22/26] 27 [16/11 ] 21 [6/15]
11. Jul 18 [6/12] 19 [8/11 ] -1 [-2/1]
10. Jul 25 [9/16] 17 [4/13 ] 8 [5/3]
09. Jul 41 [19/22] 21 [12/9 ] 20 [7/13]
08. Jul 42 [24/18] 17 [6/11 ] 25 [18/7]
07. Jul 33 [25/8] 25 [15/10 ] 8 [10/-2]
06. Jul 39 [33/6] 22 [13/9 ] 17 [20/-3]
05. Jul 53 [39/14] 24 [14/10 ] 29 [25/4]
04. Jul 20 [11/9] 26 [19/7 ] -6 [-8/2]
Total     938 [497/441] 639 [297/342] 299 [200/99]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2021 8569 4879 3690
2020 13896 8586 5310
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
July 955 40
June 1103 31
May 1282 48
April 1242 44
March 1318 74
February 1306 61
2021 January 1274 74
December 1142 51
November 1251 68
October 1323 67
September 1188 62
August 1055 60
July 1044 59
June 1036 64
May 1425 61
April 1261 49
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

Deleted domains

deleted
July 642
June 817
May 819
April 659
March 742
February 549
2021 January 577
December 632
November 621
October 721
September 665
August 778
July 660
June 678
May 880
April 774
March 768
February 753
2020 January 656
December 712
November 683
October 671
September 619
August 634

Registration changes

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

changed
July 1106
June 1306
May 1590
April 1502
March 1641
February 1338
2021 January 1402
December 1284
November 1616
October 1672
September 1534
August 1490
July 1678
June 1623
May 1981
April 1815
March 1434
February 1355
2020 January 1359
December 1131
November 1381
October 1252
September 1166
August 1265

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
July 1023
June 974
May 1302
April 1270
March 1063
February 963
2021 January 990
December 848
November 1030
October 1022
September 1012
August 1082
July 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065
September 1004
August 987

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

reactivated
July 404
June 453
May 474
April 527
March 493
February 420
2021 January 450
December 421
November 472
October 422
September 489
August 536
July 511
June 441
May 542
April 541
March 542
February 513
2020 January 486
December 391
November 436
October 515
September 490
August 456

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
July 155
June 188
May 230
April 242
March 276
February 303
2021 January 245
December 253
November 250
October 280
September 282
August 278
July 139
June 261
May 259
April 235
March 318
February 307
2020 January 281
December 191
November 229
October 264
September 308
August 289

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
July 2664
June 2656
May 2629
April 2595
March 2544
February 2516
2021 January 2486
December 2468
November 2453
October 2417
September 2400
August 2366
July 2341
June 2340
May 2326
April 2340
March 2337
February 2332
2020 January 2321
December 2317
November 2310
October 2303
September 2254
August 2252

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
Ágúst 16874 9183
Júlí 16721 9156
Júní 16451 8919
Maí 16388 8911
Apríl 16110 8839
Mars 15961 8755
Febrúar 15640 8670
2021 Janúar 15357 8645
Desember 15059 8550
Nóvember 14875 8258
Október 14657 8142
September 14515 8042
Ágúst 14414 7917
Júlí 14279 7846
Júní 14183 7757
Maí 13964 7657
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

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
July 4685 22 1 2 1
June 4347 33 9 8 7
May 5133 37 3 0 6
April 5356 33 5 5 2
March 6518 18 6 5 4
February 5869 23 2 1 0
2021 January 6237 30 12 5 6
December 4976 26 6 1 3
November 4845 26 7 2 5
October 5556 35 6 2 3
September 5526 30 4 1 2
August 4884 22 8 4 8
July 4219 26 3 1 4
June 4225 24 10 5 4
May 4871 35 10 2 4
April 5178 28 11 4 5
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

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
July 101
June 96
May 103
April 130
March 146
February 97
2021 January 168
December 158
November 140
October 149
September 149
August 140
July 108
June 137
May 138
April 182
March 133
February 92
2020 January 109
December 873
November 87
October 158
September 99
August 188

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1105 3 5151 4 5702
5 6981 6 7877 7 7791 8 7837
9 7527 10 6709 11 5618 12 4218
13 3294 14 2596 15 1923 16 1520
17 1042 18 730 19 552 20 376
21 242 22 165 23 113 24 77
25 51 26 34 27 26 28 13
29 12 30 9 31 4 32 4
33 3 34 5 35 1 37 1
38 1 39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 44 1 335 2 143 3 133
4 91 5 61 6 42 7 54
8 44 9 37 a 4752 á 71
b 5095 c 2782 d 2487 ð 1
e 2890 é 5 f 4197 g 3704
h 5351 i 3521 í 104 j 1360
k 3155 l 3708 m 4407 n 2698
o 1699 ó 30 p 3053 q 200
r 3282 s 8796 t 4101 u 1029
ú 33 v 3452 w 1085 x 271
y 415 ý 2 z 397 þ 156
æ 21 ö 65

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 55758
US 7254
DE 1910
GB 1896
NO 1820
SE 1074
CA 1074
DK 768
CH 715
NL 607
FR 492
AU 406
BZ 353
IT 318
IN 303
KN 253
ES 246
AT 213
RU 199
CN 196

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 5393
105 Reykjavík 5097
108 Reykjavík 3910
110 Reykjavík 3485
200 Kópavogi 2866
104 Reykjavík 2783
210 Garðabæ 2665
220 Hafnarfirði 2371
112 Reykjavík 1985
201 Kópavogi 1797
270 Mosfellsbæ 1695
221 Hafnarfirði 1395
600 Akureyri 1372
203 Kópavogi 1329
109 Reykjavík 1252
107 Reykjavík 1103
113 Reykjavík 1064
800 Selfossi 929
230 Reykjanesbæ 890
103 Reykjavík 770

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 28187
Kópavogi 6008
Hafnarfirði 3801
Garðabæ 3092
Akureyri 2036
Mosfellsbæ 1813
Reykjanesbæ 1739
Selfossi 1397
Seltjarnarnesi 690
Akranesi 470
Borgarnesi 390
Egilsstöðum 375
Grindavík 364
Vestmannaeyjum 288
Hveragerði 284
Ísafirði 277
Húsavík 266
Sauðárkróki 263
Höfn í Hornafirði 261
Hellu 242

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.32  |  21 awsdns.net 0.49
2 cloudflare.com 5.78  |  22 opex.is 0.49
3 registrar-servers.com 2.34  |  23 awsdns.com 0.46
4 hysingar.is 1.92  |  24 t.is 0.45
5 hyp.net 1.88  |  25 eurodns.com 0.44
6 wixdns.net 1.50  |  26 digitalocean.com 0.44
7 simnet.is 1.31  |  27 awsdns.org 0.44
8 vist.is 1.29  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.42
9 hysing.is 1.21  |  29 iwantmyname.net 0.41
10 netvistun.is 1.06  |  30 microsoftonline.com 0.40
11 x.is 1.06  |  31 vortex.is 0.40
12 c.is 1.02  |  32 googledomains.com 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 wordpress.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.72  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.38
15 stefna.is 0.63  |  35 reykjavik.is 0.36
16 101domain.com 0.63  |  36 okhysing.is 0.36
17 midja.is 0.58  |  37 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
18 azure-dns.com 0.55  |  38 snerpa.is 0.34
19 thekking.is 0.53  |  39 nethonnun.is 0.32
20 markmonitor.com 0.51  |  40 bluehost.com 0.31

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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