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UK2 Group Acquires Virtual Internet

January 08
16:16 2009

Web Hosting News – Leading web hosting organization UK2 Group are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Virtual Internet (UK) Limited.

The acquisition of is a strategic fit for growing UK2’s footprint in the UK market, but will offer the opportunity to build the service in both the UK and the US. The VI team have created a company with an unparalleled level of service in their market.

Peter Rees, outgoing Managing Director of remarked, “Our business has been built on delivering outstanding customer service through a highly motivated team of exceptional people. I am confident that the acquisition by UK2 will allow the customer to feel confident about VI’s future going forward and will offer the team the opportunity to build the business into a market dominating brand.”

Martin Baker, Managing Director of and now also commented, “I am very pleased that we have been able to complete this important acquisition and can assure the customers that we intend to continue to deliver the products and service levels they associate with I have been very impressed with the VI team and am looking forward to working with them to build the business in the UK and the US.”

UK2 Group will continue to operate VI.Net as a separate brand focused on the Public and Corporate Sector.

In the first quarter of 2009 a new cloud service called ( will be launched across the UK2 group. is expected to be an extremely important and valuable addition to the portfolio for both existing and new customers.

About and UK2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets since 1998, and is the founder brand of the UK2 Group. UK2 Group provides domain name registration and web hosting services to many global customers through its family of hosting brands –, midPhase, WestHost,, AN Hosting, Autica,,, WingSix, Supreme Support, Dotable and the most recent acquisition, The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi million pound data centres in the UK and US, and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services underpinned with excellent support.

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