Hostpoint looks back on a successful 2022 with a milestone of one million domains
Hostpoint once again recorded strong growth in the past year. At CHF 29.5 million, revenue again increased by more than 10 percent over the previous year. The major highlight of 2022 was reaching the milestone of one million managed domains.
Hostpoint can look back on another strong financial year in 2022. Switzerland's leading web hosting provider and domain registrar increased its growth by an impressive 10.1 percent to CHF 29.5 million. This is a continuation of the strong growth trend of recent years. Over the past three years, the revenue growth has exceeded 10 percent in each case.
In 2022, Hostpoint placed a strong focus on the development and final market preparation of the recently launched service "E-mail & Cloud Office", which combines personalized
e-mail addresses with digital and mobile working features (e.g. Drive, Documents, Calendar, Address Book).
Milestone of one million domains thanks to growth in the domain business
In November, Hostpoint became the first web hosting provider in Switzerland to reach the "magic" marker of one million managed domains in the Swiss market. This is a major milestone in the history of the Rapperswil-based provider and underscores Hostpoint's role as leading Swiss domain registrar. Managed domains grew by around 11 percent overall in 2022.
Hostpoint is also continuing on a stable growth trajectory in its other central business areas, such as web hosting, Managed Flex Servers and e-mail. For example, Hostpoint now hosts well over 100,000 WordPress websites and around three-quarters of a million e-mail addresses.
In the area of domain security, the development of .ch domains signed with the DNSSEC security standard was also encouraging. Out of all the 1.1 million .ch domains registered with DNSSEC by the registry operator SWITCH at the end of 2022, more than 30 percent run on Hostpoint DNS servers.
Customers appreciate the expansion of support services
At the beginning of last year, Hostpoint significantly expanded its customer service offering with its seven-day support service. Since then, customers have been able to reach support free of charge by phone, e-mail, and other channels, even on weekends. This service is highly valued by customers, as Marco Bühler, Head of Customer Care at Hostpoint, emphasizes:
"We're always working to make our support services even better. By expanding our telephone support to seven days a week, we were able to meet a real customer need. Customer feedback on this service expansion has been consistently positive ever since."
Employer branding as a response to a shortage of skilled workers
Hostpoint now employs more than 90 people at its Rapperswil site. But as with many IT service providers, finding qualified specialists is also a challenge for Hostpoint. To keep up with the growth of the company in terms of personnel, Hostpoint is continuously looking for new staff, especially in the areas of system engineering and software development. That is why Hostpoint invested heavily in employer branding in 2022. Among other things, it introduced a completely redesigned working model that gives employees extensive freedom in choosing their place of work and scheduling their working hours.
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