On 4 July 2007 Jelsoft announced that Jelsoft had been acquired by Internet Brands, which promised significant investment in software development.In 2009, long-time developers Kier Darby, Mike Sullivan, Scott Mac Vicar and Jeremy Hutchings left the company.
After subsequent minor releases of their Software, the two decided to start working on a new version that would be more than a rewrite of UBB: they wanted to turn their software into a competitive solution for forums.
Rewriting the entirety of the product, v Bulletin 2 commenced development.
The current production versions are 3.8.11, 4.2.5, and 5.3.1. v Bulletin 2 is no longer under active development.
When this version was released, it had numerous new features over v Bulletin 1, which it replaced.
"took with them virtually every type of document a competitor would need to enter the market and unlawfully create a competing bulletin board software program." Since the initial release of the v Bulletin forum product in 2000, there have been many changes and improvements.
Below is a list of the major revisions and some of the changes they introduced.Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.The release of v Bulletin 2 proved to be very successful and is what made v Bulletin popular.Improvements include private messaging between users, attaching polls to threads, unlimited forum nesting, user avatars, and a user control panel. Initially, version 3.0 was intended to be an extension of the 2.x release that would improve performance and user experience.However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.v Bulletin 5 ile beraber Jelsoft tarafından bulut hizmetide verilmeye başlamıştır.