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ISP Verio acquires iServers

Verio acquires Internet Servers in a move to increase its customer base and add new technology and distribution strength to its Web-hosting services.

    Internet services provider Verio today said it acquired the Utah-based Internet Servers in a move to increase its customer base and add new technology and distribution strength to its Web-hosting services.

    Although details of the acquisition were not disclosed, the companies said Internet Servers, or iServers, president Kent Millington will become president of a newly created Verio Web Hosting services division. The division will deliver services by Verio's other Internet provider affiliates, like the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Branch Internet Services company known for its Web-hosting and technology development.

    Since Verio launched in March, it has created a network that serves 28 of the top 50 U.S. markets, the company claims.

    iServer is a Web-hosting company with more than 25,000 Web site customers and 1,500 resellers in 60 countries, the company claims. It is also the developer of the "Virtual Server" technology, which enables users to configure and control their companies' Web presence without having to manage a dedicated Internet server.