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'''Pokémon Fan Universe'''
is a fan site owned by Shining Arcanine. It was started on November 13, 1999. It was and remains run by Shining Arcanine alone, until he shut it down in late 2008.
Faced with rising bandwidth cost, Pokémon Fan Universe moved to The Forum Host, which offered free web hosting in exchange for a text advertisement. The host went under a few months later and was taken over.
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.