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 12278 69624
2018 7298 57346
2017 6215 50048
2016 5368 43833
2015 4987 38465
2014 4327 33478
2013 4035 29151
2012 3481 25116
2011 2876 21635
2010 2821 18759
2009 2612 15938
2008 2116 13326
2007 1830 11210
2006 1462 9380
2005 1451 7918
2004 1101 6467
2003 1003 5366
2002 974 4363
2001 932 3389
2000 971 2457
1999 592 1486
1998 437 894
1997 272 457
1996 84 185
1995 56 101

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

yearregisteredtotal
2019 538 3651
2018 368 3113
2017 296 2745
2016 249 2449
2015 203 2200
2014 272 1997
2013 201 1725
2012 207 1524
2011 145 1317
2010 179 1172
2009 188 993
2008 190 805
2007 193 615
2006 102 422
2005 278 320
2004 42 42

Number of active domains by registration month

domesticforeign
reg.total%reg.total%
2020 January 634 49812 70.81 378 20537 29.19
December 437 49178 70.93 397 20159 29.07
November 631 48741 71.15 387 19762 28.85
October 630 48110 71.29 399 19375 28.71
September 633 47480 71.45 474 18976 28.55
August 514 46847 71.69 448 18502 28.31
July 522 46333 71.96 657 18054 28.04
June 430 45811 72.48 473 17397 27.52
May 505 45381 72.84 560 16924 27.16
April 563 44876 73.28 919 16364 26.72
March 589 44313 74.15 317 15445 25.85
February 546 43724 74.29 342 15128 25.71
2019 January 531 43178 74.49 269 14786 25.51
December 270 42647 74.60 206 14517 25.40
November 401 42377 74.75 187 14311 25.25
October 506 41976 74.82 205 14124 25.18
September 393 41470 74.87 169 13919 25.13
August 341 41077 74.92 213 13750 25.08
July 328 40736 75.06 182 13537 24.94
June 356 40408 75.16 220 13355 24.84
May 425 40052 75.30 229 13135 24.70
April 436 39627 75.43 226 12906 24.57
March 476 39191 75.55 196 12680 24.45
February 441 38715 75.62 227 12484 24.38

Domains registered to individuals

registeredtotal
2020 January 389 20279
December 274 19890
November 372 19616
October 386 19244
September 384 18858
August 328 18474
July 343 18146
June 248 17803
May 292 17555
April 348 17263
March 369 16915
February 298 16546
2019 January 335 16248
December 153 15913
November 220 15760
October 279 15540
September 200 15261
August 191 15061
July 173 14870
June 184 14697
May 205 14513
April 231 14308
March 254 14077
February 226 13823

Age-distribution of domestic registrants

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

age (years)number
90-100 4
80-90 49
70-80 644
60-70 2436
50-60 4539
40-50 5716
30-40 5265
20-30 1724
10-20 44
0-10 0
Mean age 46,9

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 1013 917 5298
02 0 897 5209
03 0 920 5596
04 0 1494 4885
05 0 1065 4932
06 0 903 4257
07 0 1181 3804
08 0 962 4289
09 0 1110 4806
10 0 1030 5187
11 0 1018 5006
12 0 834 4170

Domain Age Distribution

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

age (years)number
30-31 3
29-30 10
28-29 4
27-28 6
26-27 7
25-26 12
24-25 62
23-24 91
22-23 295
21-22 467
20-21 648
19-20 995
18-19 936
17-18 933
16-17 1030
15-16 1113
14-15 1467
13-14 1545
12-13 1817
11-12 2134
10-11 2651
9-10 2836
8-9 2967
7-8 3498
6-7 4052
5-6 4458
4-5 5073
3-4 5467
2-3 6291
1-2 7542
0-1 12368
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] %
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
Nóvember. 801 [515 / 286] 1.21 644 [406 / 238] 0.97 157 [109 / 48] 0.24
Október. 949 [639 / 310] 1.44 743 [479 / 264] 1.13 206 [160 / 46] 0.31
September. 770 [504 / 266] 1.17 616 [390 / 226] 0.94 154 [114 / 40] 0.23
Ágúst. 803 [469 / 334] 1.22 702 [374 / 328] 1.07 101 [95 / 6] 0.15
Júlí. 734 [437 / 297] 1.12 568 [327 / 241] 0.87 166 [110 / 56] 0.25
Júní. 787 [455 / 332] 1.20 644 [329 / 315] 0.99 143 [126 / 17] 0.22

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]
24. Feb 39 [19/20] 20 [15/5 ] 19 [4/15]
23. Feb 16 [11/5] 25 [15/10 ] -9 [-4/-5]
22. Feb 17 [3/14] 20 [10/10 ] -3 [-7/4]
21. Feb 28 [20/8] 22 [13/9 ] 6 [7/-1]
20. Feb 36 [26/10] 20 [16/4 ] 16 [10/6]
19. Feb 46 [28/18] 28 [19/9 ] 18 [9/9]
18. Feb 34 [15/19] 33 [25/8 ] 1 [-10/11]
17. Feb 39 [22/17] 35 [29/6 ] 4 [-7/11]
16. Feb 19 [11/8] 20 [15/5 ] -1 [-4/3]
15. Feb 12 [8/4] 28 [16/12 ] -16 [-8/-8]
14. Feb 25 [11/14] 18 [12/6 ] 7 [-1/8]
13. Feb 36 [22/14] 19 [8/11 ] 17 [14/3]
12. Feb 47 [27/20] 45 [33/12 ] 2 [-6/8]
11. Feb 43 [26/17] 33 [24/9 ] 10 [2/8]
10. Feb 32 [22/10] 33 [20/13 ] -1 [2/-3]
09. Feb 26 [17/9] 28 [21/7 ] -2 [-4/2]
08. Feb 20 [10/10] 30 [14/16 ] -10 [-4/-6]
07. Feb 35 [24/11] 24 [18/6 ] 11 [6/5]
06. Feb 46 [34/12] 21 [15/6 ] 25 [19/6]
05. Feb 45 [33/12] 32 [23/9 ] 13 [10/3]
04. Feb 41 [24/17] 24 [17/7 ] 17 [7/10]
03. Feb 46 [26/20] 40 [29/11 ] 6 [-3/9]
02. Feb 32 [11/21] 2 [1/1 ] 30 [10/20]
01. Feb 21 [8/13] 21 [17/4 ] 0 [-9/9]
31. Jan 53 [35/18] 21 [18/3 ] 32 [17/15]
30. Jan 32 [21/11] 31 [25/6 ] 1 [-4/5]
29. Jan 54 [36/18] 21 [13/8 ] 33 [23/10]
28. Jan 43 [27/16] 17 [15/2 ] 26 [12/14]
27. Jan 36 [25/11] 5 [3/2 ] 31 [22/9]
26. Jan 8 [5/3] 8 [4/4 ] 0 [1/-1]
25. Jan 21 [6/15] 4 [2/2 ] 17 [4/13]
Total     1028 [613/415] 728 [505/223] 300 [108/192]


Domain administration

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

New Registrations

registered deleted net change
2020 1797 1277 520
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
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
July 734 43
June 787 26
May 969 51
April 993 52
March 1027 56
February 967 47

Deleted domains

deleted
2020 January 1014
December 834
November 1019
October 1029
September 1128
August 962
July 1197
June 916
May 1078
April 1549
March 971
February 922
2019 January 976
December 666
November 801
October 949
September 770
August 803
July 734
June 787
May 969
April 993
March 1027
February 967

Registration changes

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

changed
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
July 1178
June 1362
May 1872
April 1942
March 1822
February 1576

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
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
July 872
June 804
May 1038
April 1225
March 788
February 795

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

reactivated
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
July 325
June 391
May 486
April 520
March 329
February 287

Transferred domains (from one registrant to another)

transferred
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
July 126
June 189
May 207
April 198
March 234
February 263

Signed domains (DNSSEC)

Number of domains signed using DNSSEC.

signed
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
July 1910
June 1900
May 1863
April 1875
March 1868
February 1799

Parked and forwarded domains

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

parkedforwarded
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
Ágúst 12351 6595
Júlí 12326 6541
Júní 12296 6432
Maí 12209 6341
Apríl 12078 6288
Mars 11932 6189

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
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
July 3679 15 10 1 4
June 3837 27 7 1 5
May 4364 44 5 3 5
April 3830 22 2 0 3
March 5184 33 4 4 2
February 4770 30 3 3 5

Number of nameserver registrations

registered nameservers
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
July 120
June 141
May 101
April 130
March 176
February 118

Domain names

lengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumberlengthnumber
1 46 2 1060 3 4576 4 5004
5 6197 6 7021 7 6820 8 6899
9 6663 10 5982 11 4999 12 3774
13 3006 14 2362 15 1766 16 1383
17 952 18 698 19 524 20 339
21 235 22 149 23 106 24 71
25 48 26 32 27 21 28 12
29 12 30 8 31 4 32 5
33 1 34 2 37 2 38 1
39 2 40 1

letternumberletternumberletternumberletternumber
0 37 1 297 2 123 3 113
4 81 5 46 6 34 7 40
8 42 9 31 a 4310 á 68
b 4504 c 2461 d 2233 ð 1
e 2606 é 4 f 3728 g 3303
h 4729 i 3312 í 97 j 1198
k 2836 l 3345 m 3854 n 2473
o 1538 ó 26 p 2697 q 166
r 2969 s 7749 t 3733 u 872
ú 30 v 2984 w 1003 x 249
y 349 ý 2 z 310 þ 127
æ 17 ö 56

Registrant residency

registrant country of residencenumer of domains
IS 50011
US 6201
DE 1795
GB 1754
NO 1750
SE 1030
CA 823
CH 760
DK 702
NL 585
FR 445
BZ 388
AU 319
IT 281
ES 220
AT 197
CN 192
CZ 186
BE 170
RU 164

Domestic registrants in more detail ..

postal codenumber of domains
101 Reykjavík 4938
105 Reykjavík 4857
108 Reykjavík 3613
110 Reykjavík 3135
104 Reykjavík 2554
200 Kópavogi 2548
210 Garðabæ 2216
220 Hafnarfirði 2131
112 Reykjavík 1887
201 Kópavogi 1707
270 Mosfellsbæ 1360
600 Akureyri 1215
221 Hafnarfirði 1190
203 Kópavogi 1129
109 Reykjavík 1128
107 Reykjavík 1014
113 Reykjavík 940
800 Selfossi 798
230 Reykjanesbæ 790
103 Reykjavík 652

city/countynumber of domains
Reykjavík 25747
Kópavogi 5390
Hafnarfirði 3348
Garðabæ 2630
Akureyri 1820
Mosfellsbæ 1461
Reykjanesbæ 1437
Selfossi 1222
Seltjarnarnesi 637
Akranesi 418
Borgarnesi 405
Egilsstöðum 308
Grindavík 275
Ísafirði 260
Höfn í Hornafirði 257
Húsavík 252
Vestmannaeyjum 251
Hveragerði 228
Sauðárkróki 227
Hellu 186

Companies hosting .IS domains

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

RankHosting Company share (%) | RankHosting Company share (%)
1 1984.is 14.88  |  21 t.is 0.55
2 cloudflare.com 4.12  |  22 markmonitor.com 0.52
3 registrar-servers.com 2.30  |  23 eurodns.com 0.50
4 hysingar.is 2.20  |  24 azure-dns.com 0.49
5 hyp.net 2.05  |  25 awsdns.com 0.49
6 simnet.is 1.76  |  26 vortex.is 0.44
7 x.is 1.46  |  27 dreamhost.com 0.44
8 hysing.is 1.41  |  28 dg.is 0.44
9 c.is 1.33  |  29 digitalocean.com 0.43
10 vist.is 1.30  |  30 awsdns.net 0.42
11 netvistun.is 1.10  |  31 awsdns.org 0.42
12 wixdns.net 1.03  |  32 nethonnun.is 0.41
13 xnet.is 0.89  |  33 reykjavik.is 0.40
14 101domain.com 0.77  |  34 udag.org 0.39
15 cscdns.net 0.75  |  35 dacoda.is 0.38
16 opex.is 0.73  |  36 trademarkarea.com 0.38
17 stefna.is 0.70  |  37 okhysing.is 0.38
18 thekking.is 0.65  |  38 smartmedia.is 0.38
19 midja.is 0.65  |  39 instradns.com 0.37
20 iwantmyname.net 0.57  |  40 snerpa.is 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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