London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – October 29, 2007 – British web hosting company, UK-2 Group, along with Comodo, has entered into a partnership to offer unlimited free SSL Certificates. All new and existing UK2 Dedicated Server customers may claim free Comodo Positive SSL Certificates via the control panel.
The certificates, worth 33 pounds each per annum), will provide domain validation, 128 / 256 bit encryption and are trusted by all popular internet browsers with 99.3% ubiquity. By using these certificates UK2 Dedicated Server customers can build customer confidence in their own websites, by providing assurance that data cannot be tampered with or forged and is protected during online transactions.
Ditlev Bredahlm, CEO of UK2 offered, ”As far as I know this is a world first. Dedicated Hosting offers are getting more and more similar so at UK2 we wanted to do something different. This offer is a costly one for us, but we will do what it takes to stand out from the crowd and provide our customers with outstanding value for money. This also a killer deal for resellers. As they would be able to offer all their end users the benefits of SSL Certificates as well. As a reseller you could sell them, or give them away for free, it’s your choice.”
UK2 also plans to provide SSL Certificate offers to their Web Hosting and E-commerce clients, along with discounted Extended Validation SSL Certificates. These plans will be announced shortly.
Earlier this month, UK2 acquired domain, shared hosting and reseller clients, from web hosting solutions firm, Stargate Holdings Corp. The acquisition follows the recent decision by Stargate to focus exclusively on Data Center, Colocation and Dedicated Hosting services, and heralds the expansion of UK-2 Group into the American marketplace.
UK-2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets for many years, and recently underwent a large restructure, making important organizational changes in readiness for customer growth plans and challenging the bigger hosting brands.
UK-2 Group will integrate the Stargate customers into two new brands â€“ US2.net and Resell.biz. US2.net will be an expert and innovative hosting option for both individuals and small businesses, and the shared and dedicated hosting packages will offer outstanding value in the highly competitive marketplace. Resell.biz will support and grow the reseller customer base by offering a range of attractive products and services, tailored for customization and selling on to end users. As part of the UK-2 Group, US2.net and Resell.biz customers will benefit from long standing hosting industry experience and knowledge. The talented and dedicated members of staff supporting the brands will ensure that all clients are provided with the best customer service and technical support in the industry.
Stargate has been a global IT services firm, for the past twelve years. The company believes in forging strong relationships with its clients to ensure realistic Colocation and Data Center solutions and intensive support. It serves a wide range of companies from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Comodo is a global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the internet, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. The company offers businesses and consumers the intelligent security, authentication and assurance services necessary to ensure trust in online transactions.
UK2 has been in the web hosting industry since 1998. The company has sold over a million domain names, and hosted thousands of websites with dedicated servers for customers in various countries. Some of the recent improvements in its products and services has included: new UK based call centre, 24/7 live online support and new product packages. UK2 is a major shareholder of the merged Redbus Interhouse and Telecity group (one of the biggest colocation managed data centers in Europe).
To learn more about UK-2 Group, please visit: www.uk2.net.