The Domain that .IS Really Taking Off

The .IS domain name may have started out as the extension for Iceland, but now it’s a hit right across the world too. Why? Because so many words, phrases and brand names can end in ‘is’. It’s a great domain hack for making more customised top level domains (TLDs). For example,,, and to name just a few. When you register .is domain names, you open up a world of opportunity.

Who Chooses the .IS Domain Extension?

Maybe your business or website operates in a busy marketplace, and all the standard domain options have gone? Maybe you just want to stand out from the crowd? You might simply have a fun brand or blog and want to get creative? You could even be an Iceland-based organisation, or want local recognition in the region? When you buy a .IS domain name, you can – quite literally – create your perfect web address.

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* Registration and Renewal are limited to one year. You can purchase up to 4 renewals, but in separate transactions, to reach 5 years in total.

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Most frequently asked questions:

  1. Why choose the .IS domain name?

    The .IS domain extension is the perfect way to both stand out from your competition, and still use common words and phrases that resonate with your audience. Plus, you can also be creative and memorable all at the same time. It’s not just win, win… It’s win, win, win, win!

  2. Are there restrictions to registering .IS?

    Yes, there are some restrictions. Registration and renewal are limited to one year and you can purchase up to 4 renewals, but in separate transactions, to reach 5 years in total.

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  • ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer. This will be added to the list price for some domains at the time of purchase. See full list of affected domains →

  • You receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase or renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply.

  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.

  • Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs. Check WhoisGuard page for the full list.

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