.is Domain Registration

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Iceland

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What is a .is domain?

The .IS Domain is the official country code domain extension for Iceland with the ISNIC Registry, but most notably recognized as a domain hack for link shorteners.

Link storteners are by no means a new phenomenon, but today's brands are finding value in using Country Code Domains like .IS domain for a creative and custom url for their brand. A .IS Domain Name is short, professional and memorable helping your brand differentiate yourself from the competition.

Have you ever noticed how many words end with IS? There's taxis, zombis, corgis and rabbis to name a few! Word play and hack your brand name into a shorter URL and become an early adopter of the trendy .IS Domain.

How do I buy a .is domain?

Looking to buy a .is domain name? You've come to the right place! IS NIC, the registry authorized to operate the .is domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .is domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because Country Code domains are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the Icelandic registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.

How do I transfer a .is domain?

Transferring your .is domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .is domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

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FAQs for .is

What is the registration term allowed for .is domain names?
.is domain names are cpr144449003101 available for 1 year(s).
How long does it take to register my .is domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .is cpr144449003101 during general availability is 2 Days.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .is domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.is); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.is).
Trustee Service for .is
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is cpr144449003101 not available for this extension.
How do I host my .is domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .is. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .is requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .is domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of cpr144449003101 the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
Grace period for .is domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .is domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .is domain names?
You may visit them here: ISNIC - Internet á Íslandi hf.cpr144449003101
.is Domains Dispute & Policy

The most recent source for .is domains dispute proceedure can be found at: www.isnic.is/en/domain/dispute

The Board of Appeals operates independent of ISNIC and handles conflict resolution according to its charter.

The results of the appeals process are published in Icelandic.

Board of Appeals
Article 31
A Board of Appeals handles disputes regarding the registration of domains. The Board of Appeals is autonomous and independent. ISNIC carries out decisions of the Board within 10 days after they have been passed or on the next business day thereafter. ISNIC will not carry out the Board of Appeal's judgements if legal proceedings have been instigated in respect of the same issue or an injunction been placed on the use of the domain in question before the Board of Appeals has reached a decision. Cases involving the registration of domains or refusal to register domains may be referred to the Board of Appeals.
Article 32
The members of the Board of Appeals are appointed by ISNIC. The Board of Appeals consists of three members and an equal number of alternate members. The chairman and his alternate, who is also the vice chairman, shall meet conditions normally required for appointment to the Icelandic Supreme Court. One of the members shall have the professional knowledge of competition and trade mark act and one member shall have knowledge of the Internet and Internet technologies. The Board of Appeal shall be appointed for a term of two years. The Chairman and his alternate shall be appointed by ISNIC without nomination while other members of the Board of Appeals and their alternates shall be appointed based on nominations from the Internet community and the University of Iceland. The Board of Appeal's secretary shall be an employee of ISNIC. The secretary has neither the right to submit motions nor the right to influence the work of the Board of Appeals.
Article 33
The Board of Appeals shall have jurisdiction to pass decisions on domains registered or renewed after these rules are adopted.
Article 34
The Board of Appeals may render decisions on the transfer of domains registered with ISNIC. The Board shall not address cases where legal proceedings have been instigated. The Board may also dismiss cases that do not meet the conditions required for the appeal to be addressed by the Board, or where in the preparation of the case, lack of investigation or obscurity render any decision impossible.
Article 35
An appeals fee shall accompany all appeals placed before the Board. Appeals will not be processed before payment of the appeals fee. The fee is non-refundable.
Article 36
Appeals to the Board shall be in writing and sent by letter or in electronic form to ISNIC marked "Board of Appeals". The appeal shall include the following:
  1. Information on the appellant, name, identification number, address, telephone No. and e-mail address.
  2. Which domain cpr144449003101 the appeal concerns
  3. Appellants claims.
The appeal shall be accompanied by all necessary data in support of the appellant's case.
Article 37
The Board of Appeals shall inform the other party of the appeal and provide such party with the documents submitted. The opposing party shall then be allowed reasonable time to submit comments to the Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals is authorized to gather additional data on its own initiative, but shall give the parties the opportunity to submit comments.
Article 38
Proceedings in the settlement of disputes shall be in writing only. The Board of Appeals shall take a position on issues relevant to the form of the case, such as the competence of Board members and motions for dismissal. The Board shall give both parties the opportunity to comment on formalities before it makes a ruling unless such comments are clearly unnecessary.
Article 39
Decisions shall be taken by majority vote. The Board of Appeals, as a rule, shall make its decision known within two weeks of all data being placed before it. Decisions shall be accompanied by a brief reasoning. The Board's decision shall be posted, in full, on the ISNIC web. A written document containing an identical text shall also be preserved. If the Board is unable to reach a unanimous decision, the views of the minority shall be recorded in the final decision. Decisions must be recorded securely in the minutes, which may be kept in electronic form.
Article 40
The Board of Appeals shall make decisions on appeals based on the following substantial rule as well as ISNIC's registration policy. The domain will only be transferred from the current registrant if all of the following conditions are true:
  1. a domain name is the same as a registered trade mark, consisting exclusively of letters or numerals, registered at the Icelandic Patent Office before the domain was registered
  2. the party who registered the domain does not have any legitimate interest of the use of the domain
  3. the party that registered the domain was not in good faith regarding his right to the domain at the time of registration.
The following, if established, indicates that a domain was not registered in good faith.
  1. a domain was registered with the purpose of selling, leasing or allowing a third party access to the domain for a price that is demonstrably higher than the registration and renewal costs, or
  2. a domain has been registered for the sole purpose of preventing a competitor from registering the same domain.

Domain Requirements for .is

Are Individual .is domain registrations allowed? Yes
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .is? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .is? No
Are some .is domain names restricted? Yes
Use contrary to the laws of Iceland is prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
Does .is domain have a special use? No
Other information I need to know about .is? Yes
If you are an Icelandic citizen, please provide your Kennitala number.
Are there any additional fees for .is? No
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .is? No
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

How do I renew a .is domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .is domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

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What are the available languages for .is?

The domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name in the following languages by just entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field:

  • Icelandic