group.ONE has acquired the Dutch web hosting company Antagonist, securing its position as a leading provider of online presence solutions in the Netherlands.  

Antagonist is a well-established and technology-led web hosting provider, with a unique ‘daring to be different’ approach. Founded in 2004, the company employs 23 staff members, serves over 50,000 customers, and manages more than 160,000 domains. Antagonist is recognised for its highly efficient, automated platforms and systems, and a very loyal and happy customer base. At the core of the company is a solid set of values, centred about excellent service, simplicity, and ‘doing things right or not doing them at all’, enabling a strong culture within the organisation. group.ONE shares the same core values, and these will continue to be nurtured.  

“group.ONE and Antagonist are highly complementary, from products and technology to best-practices and skills. This makes Antagonist an ideal fit and promising addition to the group. The collaboration will benefit the combined customers through the best possible product and service offerings. Antagonist adds to an already impressive position of group.ONE on the Dutch market, and we are excited to build upon this position together”, says group.ONE CEO Stephan Wolfram.   

All employees and management of Antagonist remain in their positions, now contributing to group level development.