The .is Domain

Registered Domains
.IS is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1986

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .is websites

Global 762.
Global 10,383.
Global 13,976.
Global 15,040.

About .is

What is .is?

The .is domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Iceland.
Iceland with its estimated population of 41,902, ranks as the 48th most populous country in Europe. These days .is is the 35th most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 41,168 such domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .is domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .is has been introduced in 1986 and gaining popularity since then.

Who can register .is domain?

The .is domain name can be registered by legal entities and individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .is extension?

A .is extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Iceland. In Iceland the official language is Icelandic. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .is extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The main characteristics restrictions of a domain:
In a .is domain you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen (-) or a combination of these.
A web name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot begin or end your name. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .is).
The web name that does not follow the above criterias will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Acceptable registration time for .is domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.