Registration is realtime and requires nameserver to be pre-configured and registered with ISNIC.

One of the requirements is that the Time To Live (TTL) for the NS records must be 86400 seconds (24 hours) or longer.

You can use the DNSCheck of ISNIC to see if your nameservers are configured correctly;




For the transfer of an .is domain name, no authcode or documents are needed.
You simply start the transfer request in your control panel.

After that, please send us ( the login details (contact ID and password) of the current NIC admin contact handle.
Using the login details, we can complete the transfer of the domain to us.



Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer restarts
Transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .is domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain.








Restore (reactivation)


Restores are not possible


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Min: 1
  • Max: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 1
  • Quarantine period: 60
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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