The Dortmund-based dogado group acquires 100% of the shares of the Lübeck-based company, checkdomain GmbH. With the merger, dogado further expands its own expertise in the field of domains and strengthens the market position of both companies in the German-speaking market for hosting

„Every great idea starts with a domain“ – Always true to this motto, checkdomain has evolved since the date it was founded in 2000 to become an expert in the field of domains. The Lübeck-based company allows customers to find the desired name for the next project very easily. With around 800 TLDs from all over the world, checkdomain supports almost every combination of domain extension and desired name. Nearly 50,000 customers, including customers such as Axel Springer, onpage.org, Sennheiser and modomoto, now value this service and the associated reliability.

Daniel Hagemeier, CEO of the dogado group of companies, is pleased about the acquisition: „Checkdomain and dogado not only share a common market, but above all, a common philosophy: We put the customer at the centre of things in order to make his business successful online. With checkdomain we have found the perfect match to provide our customers with ideas for the right name for their online projects.“


Daniel Hagemeier, Johannes Herold, Marcel Chorengel

Of particular importance to both companies is the fact that the takeover will not change anything for checkdomain customers. Owner and founder Johannes Herold remains on board after the acquisition and in the future, he will lead the „Growth Hacking“ team from Lübeck in order to make use of the growth success of checkdomain in the dogado group as well: „With dogado I have found an experienced partner that can also ensure permanent successful growth in the future. I am now very happy to be part of the dogado family. Both companies have an identical understanding of customer orientation and can combine their strengths in the highly competitive market of hosting. In addition, the merger will benefit dogado clients in terms of our expertise in the field of domains. Checkdomain customers will also benefit from dogado’s cloud services.“

With over 190,000 customers, the merger makes dogado one of the leading hosting companies in Germany and strengthens its position as a full service cloud provider.

About the dogado group

The dogado group, based in Dortmund, Hanover, Halle (Saale) and Lübeck is a cloud hosting provider for business customers. After its founding in 2001, the company initially relied on professional hosting services and later, it became one of the first German specialists to offer corporate cloud-based services. With over 120 employees and the checkdomain, BUSYMOUSE, dogado and alfahosting brands, the group serves more than 190,000 customers and is one of the leading hosting companies in Germany.