Internal note

April 1st, 2007 by

Internal note sent out to the UK2 team, April 1st. 2007

Dear All,
As you may know I have been in Chicago, USA, for most of this week. The majority of you do not know the purpose of my journey there. And while this is still 100% confidential, I feel that it is only fair to include you, my trusted team, at this early stage.

For some time now 1and1 has been noticing our strong growth and new positioning in the industry. Especially our Switcher Campaign and bogof has been worrying them, as they rightly saw this as one of many aggressive initiatives to come. Even though 1and1 is by far the largest webhost in the world, they have realised that UK2 within the short-middle term will take over their place, and they considered the acquisition of UK2 to be the only way to protect their position in the market place.

“What will happen to my job”, you think?
Well, the good news is that you will all be offered good and well paid positions within the 1and1 organisation in the German Headquarter. Their HQ is in Cologne which is Germany’s fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than 10 million inhabitants.
This will be an excellent opportunity for all of you to experience the wonderful German culture.

What will I be doing?

Unfortunately I have not been invited to join the 1and1 organisation, this suits me quite well though as I will have time to pursue my dream of becoming a high priest in the Church of Scientology – I invite you to contact me to hear more about this great organisation, and how it can change your life as it has mine.

It has been a pleasure working with you, and showing you the way to happiness and enlightment is the least I can do in return.

Finally, I insist that you click here to read all the details, and the official statement being sent out to the press later this week.

Kind regards,

Ditlev Bredahl
CEO, UK2.net

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3 Comments

Andy
# 2nd April, 2007

I totally fell for this last night as the link didn’t work from my phone (Ditlev also sent this to all staff as an e-mail!). I can just see him as a scientology nut though ;0)

Ditlev
# 2nd April, 2007

Judging by the responses I got from that mail, you were not the only one 🙂

Stuart Johnston
# 3rd April, 2007

Haha excellent guys, good job! 🙂
Got to spare a thought for those poor souls who didn’t see through it!!

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