Hostnet Acquired by as Hosting Providers Continue Consolidation

, Hostnet Acquired by as Hosting Providers Continue Consolidation, one of the biggest hosting providers in Europe with around 1.5 million customers, has acquired Hostnet, a smaller Netherlands-based competitor with about 210,000 customers.

There were no financial terms disclosed but the company spokesperson from has said that the deal includes all of Hostnet’s existing business — including management of 810,000 domain names and 85,000 websites; domain registration, web hosting and SaaS applications services; and managed and virtual private services — and its existing employees.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Hostnet given its focus on operational excellence and high brand awareness. As a result of this transaction, we are now a leading operator in the Dutch hosting market that is core to the development of our business strategy. We look forward to working with the team at Hostnet and significantly enhancing our European presence and product range for our customers.”
said Stephan Wolfram, Group CEO of, in a statement.

“Hostnet is a highly regarded player in the hosting market with capabilities, awareness, and products that will contribute to further accelerate the development of’s business,” Harold Douwes, founder and CEO of Hostnet, said in a statement. “Within the consolidating hosting market, it was important for Hostnet to connect with a strong partner. We found it in, an ambitious party with a lot of knowledge and experience. This offers plenty of possibilities and opportunities for the future.”



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