Boardnation was started in 2001 by Andrew Edtl,
and was acquired in July of 2002 by Joshua Dickerson and David Recordon.
These two individuals were determined to bring it back and make it better
than it ever was and compete with other established hosts out there;
this goal was met with overwhelming support.
Being frustrated by ads and banners on all of the other
message board hosts, they decided it was time for reform and not place
a banner ad or pop-under on any part of a forum that normal members
would see. Starting out with a big boom, they began to mold this service
from the knowledge gained in working on open source message boards into
a thriving hosting service. Boardnation was built on YaBBSE, a popular
open source PHP and MySQL forum.
In 2007, Boardnation was acquired by Kevin Connell of Portland, Oregon.
Today, Boardnation is on the move. In August 2010, Boardnation relocated to a new state of the art data center, and is able to offer some of the fastest and most reliable message boards on the net. Ping response times to BN Advanced Boards are the fastest we have seen... from any board host, ever.
Boardnation retains its goal of providing the absolute best and most reliable forums on the Internet, combined with a level of
service that corporate customers require from a hosting provider.