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 975 66556
2018 10244 65581
2017 7606 55337
2016 6393 47731
2015 5644 41338
2014 4841 35694
2013 4410 30853
2012 3781 26443
2011 3122 22662
2010 2989 19540
2009 2746 16551
2008 2223 13805
2007 1939 11582
2006 1533 9643
2005 1498 8110
2004 1128 6612
2003 1031 5484
2002 995 4453
2001 949 3458
2000 1002 2509
1999 604 1507
1998 443 903
1997 276 460
1996 85 184
1995 57 99

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

yearregisteredtotal
2018 494 3480
2017 341 2986
2016 290 2645
2015 222 2355
2014 295 2133
2013 221 1838
2012 223 1617
2011 162 1394
2010 188 1232
2009 196 1044
2008 200 848
2007 204 648
2006 109 444
2005 289 335
2004 46 46

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
2019 Janúar 651 48675 73.13 324 17884 26.87
Desember 376 48024 73.23 288 17560 26.77
Nóvember 514 47648 73.39 281 17272 26.61
Október 639 47134 73.50 302 16991 26.50
September 495 46495 73.59 263 16689 26.41
Ágúst 467 46000 73.69 324 16426 26.31
Júlí 434 45533 73.88 293 16102 26.12
Júní 454 45099 74.04 331 15809 25.96
Maí 602 44645 74.26 357 15478 25.74
Apríl 622 44043 74.44 347 15121 25.56
Mars 652 43421 74.61 345 14774 25.39
Febrúar 614 42769 74.77 326 14429 25.23
2018 Janúar 559 42155 74.93 359 14103 25.07
Desember 346 41596 75.16 232 13744 24.84
Nóvember 426 41250 75.33 231 13512 24.67
Október 429 40824 75.45 192 13281 24.55
September 418 40395 75.53 175 13089 24.47
Ágúst 336 39977 75.58 176 12914 24.42
Júlí 288 39641 75.68 186 12738 24.32
Júní 347 39353 75.82 211 12552 24.18
Maí 467 39006 75.97 227 12341 24.03
Apríl 419 38539 76.08 240 12114 23.92
Mars 548 38120 76.25 237 11874 23.75
Febrúar 509 37572 76.35 220 11637 23.65

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
2019 Janúar 409 19378
Desember 244 18969
Nóvember 305 18725
Október 375 18420
September 294 18045
Ágúst 274 17751
Júlí 242 17477
Júní 263 17235
Maí 330 16972
Apríl 388 16642
Mars 387 16254
Febrúar 357 15867
2018 Janúar 335 15510
Desember 189 15175
Nóvember 231 14986
Október 197 14755
September 212 14558
Ágúst 177 14346
Júlí 160 14169
Júní 170 14009
Maí 227 13839
Apríl 233 13612
Mars 260 13379
Febrúar 237 13119

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 3
80-90 47
70-80 529
60-70 2185
50-60 4269
40-50 5359
30-40 5121
20-30 1827
10-20 38
0-10 0
Mean age 46,3

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
01 975 918 5170
02 0 940 4981
03 0 997 5436
04 0 969 4657
05 0 959 4759
06 0 785 4021
07 0 727 3632
08 0 791 4101
09 0 758 4677
10 0 941 4957
11 0 795 4874
12 0 664 4075

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 3
29-30 3
28-29 10
27-28 4
26-27 6
25-26 7
24-25 11
23-24 64
22-23 92
21-22 299
20-21 474
19-20 660
18-19 1011
17-18 958
16-17 954
15-16 1056
14-15 1142
13-14 1519
12-13 1614
11-12 1912
10-11 2240
9-10 2796
8-9 3006
7-8 3212
6-7 3801
5-6 4429
4-5 4981
3-4 5714
2-3 6500
1-2 7778
0-1 10301
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] %
2019 Janúar 976 [649 / 327] 1.47 649 [407 / 242] 0.98 327 [242 / 85] 0.49
Desember 666 [375 / 291] 1.02 639 [370 / 269] 0.97 27 [5 / 22] 0.04
Nóvember 801 [515 / 286] 1.23 644 [406 / 238] 0.99 157 [109 / 48] 0.24
Október 949 [639 / 310] 1.48 743 [479 / 264] 1.16 206 [160 / 46] 0.32
September 770 [504 / 266] 1.22 616 [390 / 226] 0.97 154 [114 / 40] 0.24
Ágúst 803 [469 / 334] 1.29 702 [374 / 328] 1.12 101 [95 / 6] 0.16
Júlí 734 [437 / 297] 1.19 568 [327 / 241] 0.92 166 [110 / 56] 0.27
Júní 787 [455 / 332] 1.29 644 [329 / 315] 1.06 143 [126 / 17] 0.23
Maí 969 [610 / 359] 1.61 1288 [715 / 573] 2.14 -319 [-105 / -214] -0.53
Apríl 993 [636 / 357] 1.68 710 [411 / 299] 1.20 283 [225 / 58] 0.48
Mars 1027 [680 / 347] 1.76 511 [296 / 215] 0.88 516 [384 / 132] 0.89
Febrúar 967 [637 / 330] 1.69 480 [307 / 173] 0.84 487 [330 / 157] 0.85
2018 Janúar 981 [612 / 369] 1.74 775 [463 / 312] 1.38 206 [149 / 57] 0.37
Desember 801 [452 / 349] 1.45 523 [320 / 203] 0.95 278 [132 / 146] 0.50
Nóvember 834 [510 / 324] 1.52 518 [313 / 205] 0.95 316 [197 / 119] 0.58
Október 836 [533 / 303] 1.55 594 [266 / 328] 1.10 242 [267 / -25] 0.45
September 851 [554 / 297] 1.59 724 [308 / 416] 1.35 127 [246 / -119] 0.24
Ágúst 735 [455 / 280] 1.39 616 [366 / 250] 1.16 119 [89 / 30] 0.23
Júlí 695 [382 / 313] 1.33 502 [279 / 223] 0.96 193 [103 / 90] 0.37
Júní 758 [449 / 309] 1.46 538 [307 / 231] 1.04 220 [142 / 78] 0.42

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 15 [9/6] 20 [12/8 ] -5 [-3/-2]
16 18 [5/13] 31 [14/17 ] -13 [-9/-4]
15 34 [25/9] 27 [15/12 ] 7 [10/-3]
14 34 [26/8] 30 [13/17 ] 4 [13/-9]
13 40 [31/9] 25 [19/6 ] 15 [12/3]
12 35 [27/8] 28 [19/9 ] 7 [8/-1]
11 31 [24/7] 17 [12/5 ] 14 [12/2]
10 22 [14/8] 26 [19/7 ] -4 [-5/1]
09 21 [17/4] 28 [16/12 ] -7 [1/-8]
08 40 [25/15] 21 [8/13 ] 19 [17/2]
07 44 [32/12] 37 [28/9 ] 7 [4/3]
06 51 [31/20] 25 [14/11 ] 26 [17/9]
05 38 [13/25] 29 [15/14 ] 9 [-2/11]
04 46 [27/19] 31 [26/5 ] 15 [1/14]
03 18 [10/8] 19 [15/4 ] -1 [-5/4]
02 25 [4/21] 8 [6/2 ] 17 [-2/19]
1. Febrúar 34 [23/11] 16 [5/11 ] 18 [18/0]
31 40 [30/10] 16 [14/2 ] 24 [16/8]
30 58 [33/25] 21 [11/10 ] 37 [22/15]
29 50 [32/18] 28 [15/13 ] 22 [17/5]
28 36 [15/21] 21 [14/7 ] 15 [1/14]
27 22 [15/7] 9 [2/7 ] 13 [13/0]
26 13 [7/6] 7 [3/4 ] 6 [4/2]
25 30 [22/8] 6 [2/4 ] 24 [20/4]
24 27 [18/9] 13 [11/2 ] 14 [7/7]
23 36 [30/6] 16 [11/5 ] 20 [19/1]
22 36 [25/11] 19 [12/7 ] 17 [13/4]
21 35 [24/11] 24 [15/9 ] 11 [9/2]
20 11 [4/7] 14 [5/9 ] -3 [-1/-2]
19 9 [7/2] 17 [10/7 ] -8 [-3/-5]
18 25 [19/6] 12 [10/2 ] 13 [9/4]
Samtals 974 [624/350] 641 [391/250] 333 [233/100]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2019 1522 1067 455
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
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
Mars 1061 43
Febrúar 998 40

Deleted domains

deleted
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
Mars 549
Febrúar 496

Registration changes

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

changed
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
Mars 1815
Febrúar 1797

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
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
Mars 817
Febrúar 683

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

reactivated
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
Mars 327
Febrúar 244

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
Mars 290
Febrúar 281

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
Mars 254
Febrúar 247

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Apríl 10845 5353
Mars 10747 5281

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
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
Mars 4979 15 5 4 3
Febrúar 4463 5 5 2 1

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
Mars 86
Febrúar 109

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 991 3 4201 4 4596
5 5755 6 6573 7 6354 8 6465
9 6301 10 5613 11 4773 12 3589
13 2851 14 2257 15 1713 16 1338
17 919 18 674 19 506 20 346
21 235 22 141 23 108 24 73
25 50 26 29 27 16 28 9
29 10 30 10 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 26 1 274 2 107 3 107
4 82 5 41 6 36 7 31
8 38 9 29 a 4114 á 59
b 4261 c 2222 d 2107 ð 1
e 2387 é 7 f 3501 g 3181
h 4520 i 3207 í 99 j 1148
k 2643 l 3146 m 3561 n 2334
o 1447 ó 26 p 2481 q 151
r 2740 s 7289 t 3504 u 840
ú 30 v 2802 w 925 x 246
y 329 ý 2 z 298 þ 116
æ 20 ö 44

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 48503
US 5367
NO 1779
DE 1678
GB 1537
SE 917
DK 664
NL 539
CH 475
CA 460
BZ 437
FR 398
AU 295
IT 263
ES 205
AT 191
CZ 181
RU 168
FI 134
BE 127

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4953
105 Reykjavík 4711
108 Reykjavík 3582
110 Reykjavík 3136
200 Kópavogi 2490
104 Reykjavík 2478
210 Garðabæ 2066
220 Hafnarfirði 2049
112 Reykjavík 1775
201 Kópavogi 1771
600 Akureyri 1255
270 Mosfellsbæ 1234
109 Reykjavík 1146
221 Hafnarfirði 1114
203 Kópavogi 1011
107 Reykjavík 992
113 Reykjavík 875
230 Reykjanesbæ 772
800 Selfossi 720
170 Seltjarnarnesi 625

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25167
Kópavogi 5280
Hafnarfirði 3186
Garðabæ 2429
Akureyri 1805
Mosfellsbæ 1313
Reykjanesbæ 1306
Selfossi 1137
Seltjarnarnesi 631
Akranesi 397
Borgarnesi 394
Egilsstöðum 288
Húsavík 273
Grindavík 265
Höfn í Hornafirði 258
Ísafirði 253
Vestmannaeyjum 242
Sauðárkróki 231
Hveragerði 209
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 15.60  |  21 dg.is 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 3.38  |  22 vortex.is 0.51
3 hysingar.is 2.26  |  23 eurodns.com 0.51
4 hyp.net 2.22  |  24 dreamhost.com 0.50
5 simnet.is 2.20  |  25 dnsimple.com 0.49
6 x.is 1.76  |  26 smartmedia.is 0.48
7 hysing.is 1.51  |  27 markmonitor.com 0.48
8 c.is 1.50  |  28 nethonnun.is 0.48
9 vist.is 1.28  |  29 awsdns.com 0.47
10 netvistun.is 1.24  |  30 udag.org 0.45
11 opex.is 1.00  |  31 instradns.com 0.45
12 101domain.com 0.89  |  32 dacoda.is 0.43
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.41
14 stefna.is 0.75  |  34 snerpa.is 0.41
15 thekking.is 0.72  |  35 awsdns.org 0.41
16 iwantmyname.net 0.69  |  36 digitalocean.com 0.40
17 midja.is 0.68  |  37 awsdns.net 0.40
18 wixdns.net 0.66  |  38 trademarkarea.com 0.40
19 t.is 0.61  |  39 wordpress.com 0.38
20 cscdns.net 0.58  |  40 vefhysing.is 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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