What is .is Domain?


.is (dot is) is the top-level domain for Iceland. The nation code is gotten from the initial two letters of Ísland, which is the Icelandic word for Iceland. Enlistment of .is domains is open to all people and organizations with no extraordinary restriction.


The first .is-domain, hi.is, is the domain of the University of Iceland. It was enlisted on December 11, 1986, making it one of the soonest ever domain name registration on the Internet.


As per McAfee report "Mapping the Mal Web", .is has been assessed as one of the best 10 most secure TLDs in the world in the year 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. No report has turned out since then. As of December 2015, there were just around 56,000 .is-spaces enrolled. .is domain name registry is ISNIC.


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Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC) was established in 1995 to work the Icelandic Internet (ISnet). ISNIC was set up on the premise of two casual associations (SURIS and ICEUUG) that had been running the system since Iceland's organizing associations were built up in 1986. These underlying associations with the European EUnet organize were keep running under the support of the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Marine Research Institute.


The Icelandic system developed quickly and by 1995 the individuals from the above associations chose that the system's operation should have been built up in a formal way. The system was, as of now, utilized by all Internet clients in Iceland, including the Universities and whatever remains of the instructive framework, the administration, biggest organizations banks and so on.


The vast majority of the client organizations and establishments progressed toward becoming investors in the new organization with shares dispensed by the volume of their business with ISNIC. Internet á Íslandi hf. developed quickly amid its first years of operation as the main Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Iceland.


ISNIC was Iceland's first individual from RIPE, was designated the main IP addresses in Iceland (, the primary Autonomous System number (1850) and acquired the administration part for them .IS ccTLD, which had been appointed to SURIS in 1988 by IANA.


In 2007, Internet á Íslandi hf. was procured by a gathering of speculators and consequently converged with Modernus ehf. the administrators of the Icelandic composed web estimation framework. These estimations proceed under the ISNIC name.


Today ISNIC focuses on three center capabilities;

(1) Operating the .IS ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain),

(2) Operating the Reykjavik Internet Exchange

(3) The Icelandic coordinated web movement estimation system.


ISNIC and its forerunners have enlisted .IS domains from 1988, from the enrollment of the initial few of spaces e.g. hi.is, os.is and hafro.is, to more than 40000 domains today. .Is reliably among the best 5 most secure domains in the world (McAfee Inc, 2008, and 2007), and was one of the main ccTLDs to have a totally computerized enlistment framework, built up in 2001.


ISNIC keeps up the security of its domain registration by demanding right and forward data to all registrants and all domain contacts, and by making enlistment of .IS domains reliant on very much characterized specialized prerequisites. These necessities are approved before enrollment, and at normal interims after enlistment. Enlistment of domains that don't satisfy these necessities is renounced, in this manner keeping up the general nature of the .IS domain names.