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[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]
Type of site
Web portal
FoundedJune 2, 1996 (1996-06-02)
OwnerAxel Springer SE and Ringier
Created byOddział Internet 20
Alexa rank 386 (October 2017)[1]

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]

Onet had hosted over 800,000 active blogs but in 2018 due to popularity of social media, the service was closed.[7]


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