Florian Schicker and Daniel Hagemeier have created one of the biggest owner-managed hosting companies within the DACH market


This is a true merger of two minds, namely two company leaders that are entrepreneurial to their core. Florian Schicker, heading easyname, has joined forces with Daniel Hagemeier‘s dogado group. From now on, easyname – the second-biggest Austrian hosting provider – is part of a successful company group with great ambition which operates within the DACH market. Florian Schicker, who will hold onto his co-owner role, will lead the Austrian segment of the business and international expansion.

Daniel Hagemeier and Florian Schicker are both entrepreneurs through and through each of them had started their own business before the age of eighteen, one as software entrepreneur and the other as pioneering web hosting provider. Back then, the two young entrepreneurs did not know each other. Today, having gained 20 years of experience each, these two businessmen have joined forces, uniting their hosting companies under the umbrella of the dogado group. Their objective: to stake their claim and prove themselves within the DACH market (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), even in the face of huge international competition.

“easyname is a success on the Austrian market. Together with a partner like Daniel and dogado, we will further improve progression in both the domestic and international markets”, explained 38-year-old easyname founder Florian Schicker. Easyname will expand their local focus even more: “Our customers appreciate the fact that service and technology are firmly anchored in Austria”. As both Florian Schicker and Daniel Hagemeier have stated that “unconditional customer orientation” is their core value, the domestic cornerstones of the easyname concept remain steadfast. “We have a great team in Vienna that will continue to serve our Austrian customers”, added Daniel Hagemeier. Florian Schicker will thus not only continue to lead Austrian business but will also be a co-owner and act at C-level within the group.

easyname: a success story from Vienna that’s famous throughout Austria

Easyname is an Austrian success story. Florian Schicker founded easyname as part of Nessus GmbH in 2006 with the aim of developing the fastest domain check with the simplest user interface. Since then, easyname has grown continuously and is now one of the biggest web hosting companies in Austria. It has been managed as an independent company since 2013. At present, the company has 27 employees. Over 50,000 satisfied customers count on the easy, safe and reliable hosting products and on personalized in-house support. Now, Florian Schicker is taking the next big step to accelerate the company’s development.

dogado: A shooting star that provides an alternative to big international corporations

With its extremely customer-oriented ethos, Daniel Hagemeier’s dogado has become a true alternative to the large international corporations on the market over the past few years. “We help companies of all sizes to attain success in their web projects and digitalization processes”, said Daniel Hagemeier , describing the mission: “we offer them all the tools that they need to achieve this”.

By merging with easyname, the dogado group reinforces its position as a full-service cloud provider. With sites in Dortmund, Lübeck, Hanover, Halle an der Saale and now Vienna too, the group consists of almost 170 employees and has 250,000 customers. Recently, big industry names such as checkdomain and alfahosting have found shelter under the umbrella of the dogado group. E-commerce specialist AIXPRO has also joined the group.

The new dogado group: bundled expertise for new products

dogado und easyname specifically want to work together to make the absolute most of their technical elements and product portfolio. The aim is to accelerate the development of new products using their bundled expertise. The group will continue to concentrate on websites and tools for digitalizing small and medium-sized companies. “To reach this aim, we will soon extend the portfolio of easyname to include shop products, virtual servers and SEO tools”, explained Daniel Hagemeier and Florian Schicker, whose ambitious common objective is no less than “to become the leading hosting provider throughout Austria and Germany”.

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