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 2868 66959
2018 9712 64091
2017 7374 54379
2016 6208 47005
2015 5506 40797
2014 4746 35291
2013 4354 30545
2012 3712 26191
2011 3080 22479
2010 2955 19399
2009 2721 16444
2008 2205 13723
2007 1922 11518
2006 1519 9596
2005 1491 8077
2004 1124 6586
2003 1025 5462
2002 992 4437
2001 947 3445
2000 997 2498
1999 601 1501
1998 441 900
1997 276 459
1996 84 183
1995 57 99

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 472 3426
2017 335 2954
2016 284 2619
2015 217 2335
2014 292 2118
2013 219 1826
2012 221 1607
2011 159 1386
2010 188 1227
2009 193 1039
2008 200 846
2007 204 646
2006 107 442
2005 289 335
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
Mars 619 48857 72.96 352 18105 27.04
Febrúar 575 48238 73.10 349 17753 26.90
2019 Janúar 648 47663 73.25 325 17404 26.75
Desember 374 47015 73.35 288 17079 26.65
Nóvember 510 46641 73.53 284 16791 26.47
Október 635 46131 73.65 305 16507 26.35
September 492 45496 73.74 264 16202 26.26
Ágúst 465 45004 73.85 324 15938 26.15
Júlí 430 44539 74.04 295 15614 25.96
Júní 450 44109 74.22 333 15319 25.78
Maí 592 43659 74.45 358 14986 25.55
Apríl 592 43067 74.65 349 14628 25.35
Mars 623 42475 74.84 344 14279 25.16
Febrúar 485 41852 75.02 235 13935 24.98
2018 Janúar 446 41367 75.12 239 13700 24.88
Desember 342 40921 75.25 227 13461 24.75
Nóvember 424 40579 75.41 233 13234 24.59
Október 425 40155 75.54 193 13001 24.46
September 417 39730 75.62 176 12808 24.38
Ágúst 334 39313 75.68 176 12632 24.32
Júlí 286 38979 75.78 187 12456 24.22
Júní 345 38693 75.93 211 12269 24.07
Maí 464 38348 76.08 226 12058 23.92
Apríl 410 37884 76.20 241 11832 23.80

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
Mars 394 19519
Febrúar 330 19125
2019 Janúar 405 18795
Desember 245 18390
Nóvember 305 18145
Október 375 17840
September 289 17465
Ágúst 270 17176
Júlí 238 16906
Júní 259 16668
Maí 323 16409
Apríl 362 16086
Mars 351 15724
Febrúar 260 15373
2018 Janúar 262 15113
Desember 187 14851
Nóvember 230 14664
Október 196 14434
September 211 14238
Ágúst 175 14027
Júlí 160 13852
Júní 171 13692
Maí 225 13521
Apríl 228 13296

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 46
70-80 524
60-70 2174
50-60 4268
40-50 5438
30-40 5144
20-30 1877
10-20 45
0-10 0
Mean age 46,2

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
01 973 685 4732
02 924 720 4634
03 971 967 5389
04 0 941 4623
05 0 950 4735
06 0 783 4009
07 0 725 3626
08 0 789 4092
09 0 756 4672
10 0 940 4946
11 0 794 4870
12 0 662 4054

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 4
29-30 3
28-29 9
27-28 4
26-27 7
25-26 9
24-25 16
23-24 61
22-23 120
21-22 337
20-21 487
19-20 731
18-19 1027
17-18 939
16-17 992
15-16 1031
14-15 1180
13-14 1554
12-13 1617
11-12 1921
10-11 2444
9-10 2706
8-9 3011
7-8 3298
6-7 3844
5-6 4627
4-5 4809
3-4 5689
2-3 6588
1-2 7689
0-1 10205
Mean age 6,1


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] %
Mars 971 [615 / 356] 1.45 775 [495 / 280] 1.16 196 [120 / 76] 0.29
Febrúar 922 [577 / 345] 1.40 714 [449 / 265] 1.08 208 [128 / 80] 0.32
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.50 649 [407 / 242] 1.00 327 [242 / 85] 0.50
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.04 639 [370 / 269] 1.00 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.26 644 [406 / 238] 1.02 157 [109 / 48] 0.25
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.52 743 [479 / 264] 1.19 206 [160 / 46] 0.33
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.25 616 [390 / 226] 1.00 154 [114 / 40] 0.25
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.32 702 [374 / 328] 1.15 101 [95 / 6] 0.17
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.22 568 [327 / 241] 0.94 166 [110 / 56] 0.28
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.32 644 [329 / 315] 1.08 143 [126 / 17] 0.24
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.65 1288 [715 / 573] 2.20 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.54
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.72 710 [411 / 299] 1.23 283 [225 / 58] 0.49
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.81 511 [296 / 215] 0.90 516 [384 / 132] 0.91
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.73 480 [307 / 173] 0.86 487 [330 / 157] 0.87
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.78 775 [463 / 312] 1.41 206 [149 / 57] 0.37
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.47 523 [320 / 203] 0.96 278 [132 / 146] 0.51
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.55 518 [313 / 205] 0.96 316 [197 / 119] 0.59
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.57 594 [266 / 328] 1.12 242 [267 / -25] 0.46
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.62 724 [308 / 416] 1.38 127 [246 / -119] 0.24
Ágúst 735 [455 / 280] 1.42 616 [366 / 250] 1.19 119 [89 / 30] 0.23

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]
23 46 [19/27] 30 [21/9 ] 16 [-2/18]
22 37 [6/31] 31 [16/15 ] 6 [-10/16]
21 24 [7/17] 20 [10/10 ] 4 [-3/7]
20 34 [3/31] 16 [6/10 ] 18 [-3/21]
19 29 [13/16] 17 [10/7 ] 12 [3/9]
18 36 [10/26] 24 [14/10 ] 12 [-4/16]
17 73 [37/36] 31 [17/14 ] 42 [20/22]
16 71 [29/42] 27 [11/16 ] 44 [18/26]
15 51 [25/26] 28 [15/13 ] 23 [10/13]
14 23 [5/18] 41 [27/14 ] -18 [-22/4]
13 36 [14/22] 23 [15/8 ] 13 [-1/14]
12 63 [22/41] 20 [12/8 ] 43 [10/33]
11 64 [28/36] 27 [23/4 ] 37 [5/32]
10 63 [22/41] 25 [14/11 ] 38 [8/30]
09 151 [24/127] 28 [20/8 ] 123 [4/119]
08 59 [28/31] 22 [15/7 ] 37 [13/24]
07 54 [7/47] 21 [15/6 ] 33 [-8/41]
06 60 [13/47] 18 [12/6 ] 42 [1/41]
05 58 [26/32] 20 [8/12 ] 38 [18/20]
04 86 [34/52] 30 [19/11 ] 56 [15/41]
03 50 [34/16] 22 [13/9 ] 28 [21/7]
02 49 [29/20] 43 [25/18 ] 6 [4/2]
1. Apríl 40 [21/19] 62 [48/14 ] -22 [-27/5]
31 19 [12/7] 24 [19/5 ] -5 [-7/2]
30 27 [14/13] 28 [20/8 ] -1 [-6/5]
29 50 [33/17] 33 [23/10 ] 17 [10/7]
28 41 [16/25] 22 [14/8 ] 19 [2/17]
27 49 [31/18] 26 [11/15 ] 23 [20/3]
26 43 [36/7] 41 [27/14 ] 2 [9/-7]
25 32 [18/14] 37 [29/8 ] -5 [-11/6]
24 16 [5/11] 15 [8/7 ] 1 [-3/4]
Samtals 1534 [621/913] 852 [537/315] 682 [84/598]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 4127 2764 1363
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
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
Júlí 695 32
Júní 758 34
Maí 976 44
Apríl 878 27

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Júlí 502
Júní 538
Maí 699
Apríl 494

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Júlí 1467
Júní 1417
Maí 1468
Apríl 1299

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
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
Júlí 792
Júní 737
Maí 862
Apríl 624

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

reactivated
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
Júlí 263
Júní 303
Maí 289
Apríl 233

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Júlí 268
Júní 210
Maí 237
Apríl 130

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Júlí 1633
Júní 1607
Maí 1604
Apríl 1576

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Ágúst 11142 5692
Júlí 11109 5622
Júní 11050 5560
Maí 10954 5449

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
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
Júlí 3730 12 3 0 0
Júní 3945 4 2 1 1
Maí 4285 8 2 2 3
Apríl 4180 10 1 1 4

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Júlí 101
Júní 87
Maí 85
Apríl 63

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 986 3 4224 4 4619
5 5804 6 6608 7 6390 8 6511
9 6322 10 5683 11 4811 12 3634
13 2868 14 2269 15 1718 16 1343
17 917 18 674 19 510 20 342
21 230 22 142 23 104 24 69
25 48 26 29 27 16 28 9
29 10 30 10 31 4 32 4
33 1 34 2 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 26 1 286 2 110 3 102
4 82 5 40 6 35 7 31
8 37 9 29 a 4132 á 63
b 4268 c 2228 d 2123 ð 1
e 2408 é 7 f 3522 g 3198
h 4550 i 3212 í 100 j 1146
k 2692 l 3158 m 3576 n 2379
o 1453 ó 26 p 2515 q 153
r 2763 s 7345 t 3493 u 833
ú 30 v 2831 w 931 x 248
y 326 ý 2 z 294 þ 115
æ 19 ö 44

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48680
US 5400
NO 1772
DE 1697
GB 1543
SE 944
DK 678
CA 544
NL 539
CH 481
BZ 441
FR 401
AU 284
IT 263
ES 201
AT 188
CZ 178
RU 167
FI 134
CN 127

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4955
105 Reykjavík 4755
108 Reykjavík 3628
110 Reykjavík 3111
200 Kópavogi 2518
104 Reykjavík 2508
210 Garðabæ 2069
220 Hafnarfirði 2048
112 Reykjavík 1800
201 Kópavogi 1725
270 Mosfellsbæ 1252
600 Akureyri 1216
109 Reykjavík 1178
221 Hafnarfirði 1126
203 Kópavogi 1017
107 Reykjavík 1000
113 Reykjavík 874
230 Reykjanesbæ 756
800 Selfossi 743
170 Seltjarnarnesi 625

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25307
Kópavogi 5267
Hafnarfirði 3199
Garðabæ 2435
Akureyri 1790
Mosfellsbæ 1332
Reykjanesbæ 1304
Selfossi 1160
Seltjarnarnesi 631
Akranesi 402
Borgarnesi 398
Egilsstöðum 296
Húsavík 270
Grindavík 266
Höfn í Hornafirði 255
Vestmannaeyjum 248
Ísafirði 243
Sauðárkróki 227
Hveragerði 213
Hellu 207

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 15.51  |  21 dg.is 0.53
2 cloudflare.com 3.46  |  22 eurodns.com 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.32  |  23 vortex.is 0.50
4 hyp.net 2.20  |  24 dreamhost.com 0.50
5 simnet.is 2.12  |  25 awsdns.com 0.49
6 x.is 1.75  |  26 dnsimple.com 0.49
7 hysing.is 1.50  |  27 markmonitor.com 0.48
8 c.is 1.48  |  28 nethonnun.is 0.46
9 vist.is 1.33  |  29 smartmedia.is 0.46
10 netvistun.is 1.23  |  30 udag.org 0.44
11 opex.is 0.93  |  31 instradns.com 0.43
12 101domain.com 0.89  |  32 dacoda.is 0.42
13 xnet.is 0.86  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.41
14 wixdns.net 0.75  |  34 awsdns.net 0.41
15 stefna.is 0.75  |  35 digitalocean.com 0.41
16 thekking.is 0.69  |  36 awsdns.org 0.40
17 midja.is 0.68  |  37 snerpa.is 0.40
18 iwantmyname.net 0.65  |  38 azure-dns.com 0.38
19 t.is 0.60  |  39 trademarkarea.com 0.38
20 cscdns.net 0.60  |  40 wordpress.com 0.38

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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