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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.
In December 2008, Pokémon Fan Universe closed down due to Shining Arcanine having real
life commitments . Many members from the forum moved to Pokémon Islands, a forum run by the ex-members of Pokémon Fan Universe.