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Type of site
Web portal
FoundedJune 2, 1996; 26 years ago (1996-06-02)
OwnerAxel Springer SE and Ringier
Created byOddział Internet
Commercialyes is one of the largest Polish web portals. It is owned by the Kraków-based Grupa S.A. It was founded in 1996 by Optimus company. According to Alexa rankings, as of October 2017, it was the 45th most popular website worldwide[1] and the 3rd most popular site in Poland.[2] As of December 2016, it is the 6th most visited website in Poland, 311th in the UK, and 375th worldwide.[3]

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG holds the majority of Onet since 2012.[4]


Among its services is a Polish online encyclopedia, the WIEM Encyklopedia. It also has a licence for Rebtel service (marketed in Poland as OnetRebtel) and Skype service (marketed in Poland as OnetSkype). Its other services include email, web hosting, Usenet access, web forums and online chats.

Onet launched a clone of CNN iReport called Cynk. This citizen journalism project received between 20 and 30 news items a day, according to Michal Bonarowski, Onet's chief editor of publishing.[5]

Onet had hosted over 800,000 active blogs but in 2018, due to popularity of social media, the service was closed.[6]


  1. ^ Alexa Web Search - Top 500 Accessed 2007-12-12
  2. ^ Alexa Top Sites Poland. Accessed 2007-12-12.
  3. ^ " Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa".
  4. ^ "Ringier Axel Springer Media AG and TVN S.A. enter into an agreement regarding the acquisition of 75 percent of the shares in leading Polish online portal". Axel Springer SE. June 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Portal's not dead: the strategy in Window on the Media, October 2008
  6. ^ "Onet zamyka "Efekt rosnącej roli mediów społecznościowych"".

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