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Country: Iceland
Continent: Europe
Location: 64°7'N -21°4'W
Time Zone: (GMT+00:00) UTC

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IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: No
Registration Period: 1 year
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 60 days after expiration date
Registration System: Non-realtime, up to 1 working day
WHOIS-Update: Not Realtime
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy

Fulfillment TLD


Please Note

FTLD: fullfilment TLDs are registered through a manual registration process that might involve documents, depending on respective registry regulations, and are therefore not automated for real-time registrations and real-time updates. Updates might cause additional costs.

General Information

Zone Info

.IS is one of the official country code Top-Level-Domain of Iceland.

Zone Use

A .IS can be used and registered by anyone or any corporation.


  • Minimum: 1
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • Supported chars á é ý ú í ó þ æ ö ð

IDN Info

á é ý ú í ó þ æ ö ð

Domain Registration

.IS domains can be registered through API or webinterface.

command         = AddDomain
domain          =
period          = ..
ownercontact0   = .....
admincontact0   = .....
techcontact0    = .....
billingcontact0 = .....
nameserver0     = .....
nameserver1     = .....

Please note:
Nameservers for the domains must be pre-configured and registered with ISNIC.
The holder email address will receive an email for the confiramtion of the registration of their owner handle at the NIC.

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Domain Modification


Registrant changes for .IS domains can be done via API or webinterface. The exp. date of the domain will not be changed.

command       = ModifyDomain
domain        =
ownercontact0 = ....

The owner contact of the domain has to confirm the ownership transfer request.

Domain Renewal

As .IS domains can only be registered on a yearly basis, they cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew an .IS domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to "AUTORENEW" or "RENEWONCE".

Deletion Process

.IS Domains can be deleted online through the Delete Command.

command = DeleteDomain
domain  =


  • Nameservers must be pre-configured and registed with ISNIC
    • Following requirements for the nameserver are obliged.
        1. The nameservers must be registered with ISNIC.
        2. Nameservers must allow connection to UDP port 53, and to TCP port 53 as well (see RFC5966)
        3. SOA records must be correctly formatted:
          1. Master nameserver correctly named in the MNAME field.
          2. Working mailbox of responsible party in RNAME field.
          3. Times (refresh, retry and expire) according to RFC1912
        4. TTL for NS records not lower than 24 hours.
        5. Correct NS records. Properly registered in the appropriate zones, both forward and reverse. I.e. the nameserver's name must be included in the PTR record set for the nameserver's IP address.
  • Min. 1 / Max. 4 nameservers


.IS Transfers are possible.

Transfer procedure

.IS Transfers can either be done through the webInterface or API.

command         = TransferDomain
domain          =
ownercontact0   = .....
admincontact0   = .....
techcontact0    = .....
billingcontact0 = .....
nameserver0     = .....
nameserver1     = .....
X-IS-PASSWORD   = .....

Transfer Notes

  • X-IS-NIC-HANDLE - The contact ID of the domain holder at ISNIC
  • X-IS-PASSWORD - The password for the NIC Handle.

Transfer Time

.IS domain transfers can take up several days.

It is also possible to let the current Registrar transfer the domain by exchanging the admin, tech and billing handle with our one (BDB2-IS).


Restores of .IS domains are not possible.

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