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Introduced  1986
Registry  ISNIC
Status  Active
Sponsor  ISNIC
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Intended use  Entities connected with  Iceland

.is (dot is) is the top-level domain for Iceland. The country code is derived from the first two letters of ├Źsland, which is the Icelandic word for Iceland. Registration of .is domains is open to all persons and companies without any special restriction.

The very first .is-domain, hi.is, is the domain of 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. As of December 2015 there were just about 56,000 .is-domains registered.

In October, 2014 ISNIC suspended Khilafah.is which hosted material produced by the Islamic State.

Domain hacks

Many domain hacks exist which use the .is suffix as the English verb is. Some examples are who.is, this.is, she.is, he.is, time.is, myname.is, hellomyname.is. Many names can be used which end with is, such as will.is and ell.is.


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