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Massive growth for during the corona crisis

Written Jun 10, 2020

With record-high sales in multiple markets including a 53% increase in Denmark, has been able to follow the business dealings of Northern Europe closely during the corona crisis., with its primary development office in Copenhagen, is one of the leading web hosting and web solution companies in Europe. As a whole, has experienced a massive growth of new customers during the corona crisis. Although is the leader in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch and Belgian markets, Denmark has experienced the highest growth of 53% in April and May compared to the same period last year.

“As the countries of Northern Europe began closing down, we at found that business owners were incredibly quick to open up virtually, a trend we can see reflected in our growth during this period. On the other hand, if we look at our neighbouring country, Sweden, which has had the fewest lockdown restrictions, for example, by keeping gyms and bars open, we have only experienced a growth of 7% compared to the same period last year” said Morten Grauballe, Chief Product Officer at

During these times, restaurants and shops are the types of businesses where it really makes sense to shift onto a virtual platform. In Denmark, the customers with the highest turnover are clothing stores, restaurants, and interior design stores, as well as other smaller businesses.

“Most of the new Danish customers going online in April and May are those who have achieved the greatest revenue. This trend is most prominent in clothing, interior design stores and in restaurants. These customers have been able to convert their business into takeaway sales” stated Grauballe.

In countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway, has experienced a significant increase in new customers, too. In Belgium, has registered more than 40% growth in April and May compared to last year despite being one of the European countries worst hit by the corona epidemic. Also, in Belgium, the customer with the highest turnover during this period is a garden centre that only signed up on March 18th, this year. For both Norway and the Netherlands, market growth is now over 30%.

Although the background to growth is gloomy, the company hopes to have helped their many new customers keep their businesses afloat both during the corona crisis and in the aftermath.


Christina Vedel
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About, an innovative web hosting provider, was established in 2002 by the Danish entrepreneur Jacob Jensen under the name B-ne. Today, it is one of the leading companies in Europe in domain provisioning, website operation and various web solutions. The company’s headquarters are located in Malmö, Sweden, and currently have more than 400 employees in seven countries. has been steadily growing and today has more than 1,500,000 customers in 149 countries. The company has historically recorded strong organic sales growth, and in 2019 annual sales totaled more than € 60 million. In February 2019, the capital fund Cinven acquired the majority stake in, while founder Jacob Jensen retained a smaller share. In September 2019, purchased Digital Garden - the company's first acquisition. At the end of 2019, the company acquired Syse in Norway and Bona in Denmark. Most recently, has purchased Hostnet, one of the Netherlands' largest independent web hosting companies. For more information, visit