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Onet pl.png
Type of site
Web portal
Founded June 2, 1996; 22 years ago (1996-06-02)
Owner Grupa SA
Created by Oddział Internet
Commercial yes
Alexa rank Positive decrease 386 (October 2017)[1]
Grupa S.A. headquarters is the largest Polish web portal. 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[2] and the 3rd most popular site in Poland.[3] As of December 2016, it is the 6th most visited website in Poland, 311th in the UK, and 375th worldwide.[4]

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG holds the majority of Onet since 2012.[5]


Among its services is one of Polish online encyclopedias, 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.[6]

Blog hosting accounts for very little of Onet's revenue, despite the 1.65 million accounts and 800,000 active blogs they said they had as of October 2008.[6]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  2. ^ Alexa Web Search - Top 500 Accessed 2007-12-12
  3. ^ Alexa Top Sites Poland. Accessed 2007-12-12.
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  5. ^ Press Release Axel Springer AG, 2012-06-04
  6. ^ a b Portal's not dead: the strategy in Window on the Media, October 2008

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