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 10547 65294
2018 6666 54747
2017 5754 48081
2016 5040 42327
2015 4702 37287
2014 4132 32585
2013 3872 28453
2012 3352 24581
2011 2792 21229
2010 2751 18437
2009 2547 15686
2008 2073 13139
2007 1800 11066
2006 1432 9266
2005 1423 7834
2004 1084 6411
2003 992 5327
2002 967 4335
2001 925 3368
2000 960 2443
1999 592 1483
1998 436 891
1997 271 455
1996 83 184
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 473 3462
2018 339 2989
2017 278 2650
2016 241 2372
2015 193 2131
2014 265 1938
2013 193 1673
2012 200 1480
2011 138 1280
2010 175 1142
2009 183 967
2008 185 784
2007 193 599
2006 98 406
2005 266 308
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
July 550 51600 70.54 493 21554 29.46
June 566 51050 70.79 461 21061 29.21
May 920 50484 71.02 496 20600 28.98
April 768 49564 71.14 485 20104 28.86
March 786 48796 71.32 382 19619 28.68
February 555 48010 71.39 399 19237 28.61
2020 January 628 47455 71.58 371 18838 28.42
December 430 46827 71.72 396 18467 28.28
November 624 46397 71.97 387 18071 28.03
October 627 45773 72.13 397 17684 27.87
September 624 45146 72.31 474 17287 27.69
August 490 44522 72.59 443 16813 27.41
July 484 44032 72.90 656 16370 27.10
June 324 43548 73.48 286 15714 26.52
May 419 43224 73.70 373 15428 26.30
April 438 42805 73.98 622 15055 26.02
March 459 42367 74.59 200 14433 25.41
February 436 41908 74.65 260 14233 25.35
2019 January 476 41472 74.80 222 13973 25.20
December 266 40996 74.88 206 13751 25.12
November 400 40730 75.04 187 13545 24.96
October 504 40330 75.12 204 13358 24.88
September 392 39826 75.17 169 13154 24.83
August 324 39434 75.23 212 12985 24.77

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
July 382 21626
June 354 21244
May 645 20890
April 493 20245
March 490 19752
February 360 19262
2020 January 381 18902
December 271 18521
November 365 18250
October 380 17885
September 380 17505
August 303 17125
July 309 16822
June 182 16513
May 239 16331
April 246 16092
March 271 15846
February 228 15575
2019 January 269 15347
December 150 15078
November 219 14928
October 273 14709
September 198 14436
August 181 14238

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 45
70-80 635
60-70 2477
50-60 4651
40-50 6114
30-40 5687
20-30 1936
10-20 77
0-10 0
Mean age 46,4

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
01 999 698 4887
02 954 696 4790
03 1168 659 5140
04 1253 1060 4446
05 1416 792 4516
06 1027 610 3909
07 1043 1140 3731
08 0 933 4241
09 0 1098 4790
10 0 1024 5174
11 0 1011 4991
12 0 826 4138

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 6
29-30 8
28-29 4
27-28 6
26-27 9
25-26 28
24-25 64
23-24 175
22-23 372
21-22 533
20-21 845
19-20 995
18-19 899
17-18 993
16-17 1003
15-16 1357
14-15 1338
13-14 1632
12-13 1897
11-12 2435
10-11 2600
9-10 2821
8-9 3185
7-8 3680
6-7 4051
5-6 4396
4-5 4802
3-4 5578
2-3 6187
1-2 8538
0-1 12716
Mean age 6,3


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. 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
Nóvember. 1019 [627 / 392] 1.45 683 [443 / 240] 0.97 336 [184 / 152] 0.48
Október. 1029 [634 / 395] 1.47 671 [429 / 242] 0.96 358 [205 / 153] 0.51
September. 1128 [651 / 477] 1.62 619 [396 / 223] 0.89 509 [255 / 254] 0.73
Ágúst. 962 [522 / 440] 1.39 634 [392 / 242] 0.92 328 [130 / 198] 0.48
Júlí. 1197 [537 / 660] 1.74 620 [374 / 246] 0.90 577 [163 / 414] 0.84
Júní. 916 [436 / 480] 1.34 719 [430 / 289] 1.06 197 [6 / 191] 0.29
Maí. 1078 [519 / 559] 1.59 769 [438 / 331] 1.13 309 [81 / 228] 0.45
Apríl. 1549 [589 / 960] 2.29 809 [503 / 306] 1.20 740 [86 / 654] 1.09
Mars. 971 [615 / 356] 1.45 775 [495 / 280] 1.16 196 [120 / 76] 0.29
Febrúar. 922 [577 / 345] 1.38 714 [449 / 265] 1.07 208 [128 / 80] 0.31
2019 Janúar. 976 [649 / 327] 1.47 649 [407 / 242] 0.98 327 [242 / 85] 0.49
Desember. 666 [375 / 291] 1.01 639 [370 / 269] 0.97 27 [5 / 22] 0.04

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]
12. Aug 51 [33/18] 29 [10/19 ] 22 [23/-1]
11. Aug 47 [25/22] 18 [9/9 ] 29 [16/13]
10. Aug 45 [39/6] 14 [6/8 ] 31 [33/-2]
09. Aug 28 [20/8] 30 [10/20 ] -2 [10/-12]
08. Aug 13 [6/7] 21 [8/13 ] -8 [-2/-6]
07. Aug 28 [15/13] 21 [9/12 ] 7 [6/1]
06. Aug 56 [43/13] 29 [13/16 ] 27 [30/-3]
05. Aug 48 [30/18] 34 [23/11 ] 14 [7/7]
04. Aug 31 [20/11] 31 [15/16 ] 0 [5/-5]
03. Aug 28 [18/10] 27 [13/14 ] 1 [5/-4]
02. Aug 22 [11/11] 73 [3/70 ] -51 [8/-59]
01. Aug 17 [8/9] 18 [11/7 ] -1 [-3/2]
31. Jul 25 [12/13] 41 [17/24 ] -16 [-5/-11]
30. Jul 32 [12/20] 46 [13/33 ] -14 [-1/-13]
29. Jul 31 [14/17] 34 [22/12 ] -3 [-8/5]
28. Jul 34 [22/12] 17 [7/10 ] 17 [15/2]
27. Jul 31 [20/11] 23 [15/8 ] 8 [5/3]
26. Jul 23 [14/9] 19 [8/11 ] 4 [6/-2]
25. Jul 13 [4/9] 18 [8/10 ] -5 [-4/-1]
24. Jul 36 [13/23] 15 [11/4 ] 21 [2/19]
23. Jul 64 [48/16] 29 [11/18 ] 35 [37/-2]
22. Jul 31 [17/14] 20 [12/8 ] 11 [5/6]
21. Jul 30 [19/11] 24 [12/12 ] 6 [7/-1]
20. Jul 34 [15/19] 21 [13/8 ] 13 [2/11]
19. Jul 20 [15/5] 10 [2/8 ] 10 [13/-3]
18. Jul 30 [16/14] 15 [5/10 ] 15 [11/4]
17. Jul 43 [21/22] 23 [13/10 ] 20 [8/12]
16. Jul 46 [23/23] 23 [17/6 ] 23 [6/17]
15. Jul 39 [24/15] 22 [10/12 ] 17 [14/3]
14. Jul 47 [20/27] 26 [18/8 ] 21 [2/19]
13. Jul 30 [14/16] 20 [9/11 ] 10 [5/5]
Total     1053 [611/442] 791 [353/438] 262 [258/4]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 8354 5514 2840
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 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
July 1197 36
June 916 31
May 1078 49
April 1549 43
March 971 50
February 922 33
2019 January 976 48
December 666 39
November 801 35
October 949 51
September 770 35
August 803 33

Deleted domains

deleted
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
July 620
June 719
May 769
April 809
March 775
February 714
2019 January 649
December 639
November 644
October 743
September 616
August 702

Registration changes

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

changed
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
July 1350
June 1096
May 1395
April 2953
March 1050
February 1092
2019 January 1124
December 829
November 1189
October 1183
September 1170
August 1401

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 1176
June 1002
May 1127
April 1284
March 1191
February 1072
2020 January 1101
December 845
November 973
October 1065
September 1004
August 987
July 847
June 920
May 1202
April 1166
March 1296
February 1059
2019 January 1193
December 837
November 1003
October 1050
September 1046
August 896

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

reactivated
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
July 415
June 424
May 554
April 480
March 590
February 506
2019 January 465
December 406
November 514
October 466
September 451
August 402

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
July 245
June 187
May 251
April 187
March 182
February 316
2019 January 324
December 209
November 248
October 219
September 325
August 186

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
July 2242
June 2220
May 2195
April 2184
March 2181
February 2175
2019 January 2151
December 2113
November 2101
October 2026
September 1955
August 1932

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
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

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 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
July 3948 41 16 4 3
June 3893 31 4 5 4
May 4791 38 6 1 8
April 4656 19 8 2 4
March 5392 35 5 5 8
February 5008 29 8 3 4
2019 January 5785 34 7 7 5
December 4379 15 9 2 6
November 4651 28 10 5 6
October 4877 28 4 1 4
September 4705 29 5 6 5
August 4519 17 10 3 3

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
July 133
June 107
May 168
April 187
March 110
February 130
2019 January 132
December 94
November 139
October 124
September 98
August 133

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1077 3 4864 4 5183
5 6425 6 7259 7 7074 8 7177
9 6900 10 6171 11 5169 12 3863
13 3078 14 2400 15 1793 16 1423
17 966 18 704 19 522 20 347
21 235 22 159 23 108 24 73
25 47 26 32 27 20 28 11
29 10 30 8 31 3 32 4
33 1 34 3 37 1 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 31 1 300 2 137 3 118
4 78 5 53 6 34 7 45
8 45 9 37 a 4399 á 71
b 4667 c 2541 d 2354 ð 1
e 2673 é 6 f 3895 g 3402
h 4867 i 3383 í 94 j 1246
k 2911 l 3416 m 4007 n 2522
o 1626 ó 29 p 2799 q 171
r 3025 s 8068 t 3837 u 916
ú 32 v 3129 w 1009 x 241
y 384 ý 2 z 344 þ 139
æ 19 ö 57

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 51522
US 6468
DE 1821
GB 1814
NO 1700
SE 1018
CA 891
DK 794
CH 761
NL 586
FR 460
BZ 382
AU 330
IT 299
ES 221
IN 214
AT 206
CN 187
RU 176
BE 173

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
105 Reykjavík 5074
101 Reykjavík 5064
108 Reykjavík 3652
110 Reykjavík 3204
200 Kópavogi 2692
104 Reykjavík 2586
210 Garðabæ 2368
220 Hafnarfirði 2178
112 Reykjavík 1896
201 Kópavogi 1745
270 Mosfellsbæ 1449
600 Akureyri 1238
221 Hafnarfirði 1227
203 Kópavogi 1182
109 Reykjavík 1156
107 Reykjavík 1063
113 Reykjavík 1013
800 Selfossi 863
230 Reykjanesbæ 819
103 Reykjavík 687

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 26415
Kópavogi 5625
Hafnarfirði 3431
Garðabæ 2798
Akureyri 1855
Mosfellsbæ 1556
Reykjanesbæ 1465
Selfossi 1305
Seltjarnarnesi 651
Akranesi 412
Borgarnesi 394
Egilsstöðum 314
Grindavík 274
Höfn í Hornafirði 271
Vestmannaeyjum 262
Ísafirði 259
Húsavík 259
Hveragerði 240
Sauðárkróki 227
Hellu 205

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.78  |  21 azure-dns.com 0.53
2 cloudflare.com 4.78  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.53
3 registrar-servers.com 2.83  |  23 iwantmyname.net 0.51
4 hysingar.is 2.08  |  24 awsdns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 1.91  |  25 eurodns.com 0.48
6 simnet.is 1.61  |  26 awsdns.net 0.45
7 vist.is 1.33  |  27 digitalocean.com 0.44
8 hysing.is 1.33  |  28 dreamhost.com 0.43
9 x.is 1.32  |  29 awsdns.org 0.42
10 c.is 1.24  |  30 vortex.is 0.42
11 wixdns.net 1.22  |  31 dg.is 0.39
12 netvistun.is 1.08  |  32 reykjavik.is 0.39
13 xnet.is 0.87  |  33 googledomains.com 0.38
14 cscdns.net 0.77  |  34 trademarkarea.com 0.38
15 101domain.com 0.72  |  35 microsoftonline.com 0.37
16 stefna.is 0.66  |  36 nethonnun.is 0.37
17 opex.is 0.64  |  37 udag.org 0.37
18 midja.is 0.63  |  38 dacoda.is 0.36
19 thekking.is 0.59  |  39 awsdns.co.uk 0.36
20 t.is 0.53  |  40 wordpress.com 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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