Ltd. [5th November 2003]
iRacks Ltd. previously known as iWebdesigns Ltd., registered
under the Companies Act in the United Kingdom with company
registration number 04788718 has produced this official
company statement during an extraordinary general meeting
on the 5th November 2003 at Redbus Interhouse, Amsterdam,
1042AB, The Netherlands.
As we are sure the majority of our web
audience are aware, iRacks Ltd. has been offline for
the past 36 hours due to problems between ourselves
and “Colinks Hosting, The Netherlands.”
In recent weeks, the relationship between
iRacks Ltd. and Colinks Hosting has deteriorated at
an exponential rate. This left iRacks a challenging
and potentially risky task of arranging a new service
provider in case of our differences getting out of hand.
As you may, or may not know; Colinks Hosting has been
iRacks’ provider for the last 4 months. Colinks
themselves rent a 25 cabinet suite (~ 40m²) at
the Redbus Datacentre in Amsterdam and this is where
iRacks has been based utilising the Colinks network
and hosting facilities.
As of the 4th November 2003, iRacks
Ltd. is now the tenant of our own Datafloor at the Redbus
Datacentre in Amsterdam with capacity of around 600
cabinets (~ 750m²). Due to the circumstances surrounding
us at the moment, time became very much not on our side
and we would like to publicly thank both Redbus Interhouse
and FiberRing for their outstanding professionalism
and efficiency. This has resulted in us managing to
get a network online within just a matter of hours with
connectivity to the likes of Abovenet, Telia and Interoute.
iRacks Ltd. rents a total of 85 servers
from its sister company iShells Ltd. All of these servers,
our Co-Location Clients’ servers and our additional
equipment (such as APC MasterSwitch’s) are currently
being held by Colinks Hosting offline and out of reach
due to our access being denied. We were given no prior
notification of our service nor access being cut off
leaving us unable to support our clients for the last
We have tried on numerous occasions
to speak to Colinks Hosting however, due to unclear
circumstances they have refused on all occasions to
sit down and discuss the matter in a civil and professional
manner. We are currently in dialog with a Dutch law
firm, who are now on our behalf ending all ties and
agreements with Colinks Hosting and preparing legal
action to recover all the hardware managed by iRacks
Ltd. and will be launching a civil action should they
refuse to grant us access within the next 24 hours.
As we understand from Dutch law, we will be able to
launch a separate action against Colinks Hosting to
recover all lost revenue based on 12 month contracts
which will then be compensated in full to our clients
whether they remain with iRacks Ltd. or not. We are
also investing a claim that iRacks’ equipment
has been stolen and removed from the Redbus facility.
We will not be responding to any posts
or threads on any forum involving Colinks Hosting due
to advice from our company lawyer.
Due to popular belief that iRacks Ltd.
is no longer trading or dealing with clients, we would
like to inform you that we are still trading and available
almost 24 hours a day via the three following numbers:
Adam Harris (Managing Director): +44
(0)7776 1969 34
Simon Lorentsen (NOC Administrator): +44 (0)7776 1969
Redbus Interhouse (Amsterdam): +31 (0)20 480 4444
We are in the process of setting up
a new web server (www.iracks.com/www.iracks.nl), which
we expect (after DNS propagation) to be running within
the next 12 hours with updated information and further
We have noticed that quite a number
of people are upset and dismayed that we were unable
to contact them to explain the situation. This is mainly
due to the fact that our two client databases are hosted
on the Colinks Hosting Network and are inaccessible
by us at this time as well.
We would like to thank you for your
time and would like to apologise once again for the
For and on behalf of iRacks Ltd.