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In December 2003, Pokémon Fan Universe was moved to 1&1, who were offering free 3-year hosting packages. Unfortunately, 1&1's servers were insufficient to serve Pokémon Fan Universe's visitors so in January 2004 Pokémon Fan Universe switched to a web host that was created for the sole purpose of giving away cheap webhosting. It later evolved into A Small Orange Software, and continues to provide Pokémon Fan Universe with a reliable and inexpensive hosting as of 2005.
late September, 2008, a super mod abused his power, and locked most of the forums . Shining Arcanine is very busy, and it is unlikely that he has noticed this problem yet. Many members abandonded the forums, but a group of loyal members vowed to stick with PFU and hope that Shining Arcanine would soon return to give them their freedom back.