.is (dot is) is the top-level domain for Iceland. The country code is derived from the first two letters of ''Ísland'', which is the Icelandic word for Iceland. Registration of .is domains is open to all persons and companies without any special restriction. The first .is-domain, hi.is, is the domain of Háskóli Íslands University of Iceland. It was registered on December 11, 1986, making it one of the earliest ever domain registrations on the Internet. According to McAfee report "Mapping the Mal Web", ''.is'' has been evaluated as one of the top 10 most secure TLDs in the world in year 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. No report has come out since then. , there were just over 75,000 .is-domains registered. , .is domains can be registered for up to five years.

Domain suspensions

In April 2013, ISNIC briefly hosted The Pirate Bay's domain ''ThePirateBay.is.'' In 2014, ISNIC suspended two domains which hosted material produced by the Islamic State, including ''Khilafah.is''. In September 2017, ISNIC briefly hosted American neo-Nazi domain ''dailystormer.is'', which had been removed by several domain Registries around the world. It was pulled from its .is domain after its publisher did not fulfill the standard procedure of disclosing his address.

Domain hacks

Many domain hacks exist which use the .is suffix as the English verb ''is''.


External links

IANA .is whois information

.is domain registration website
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