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.In December 2002, v Bulletin 3 was beginning development.Percival decided to step down as lead developer and product manager, turning his roles over to Kier Darby. v Bulletin'in diğer forum sistemlerinden farkı, diğer sistemlerden daha profesyonel olmasına rağmen kullanımının daha basit olmasıdır.Birincisi yıllık lisans ikincisi ise süresiz lisanstır.v Bulletin 5 ile beraber Jelsoft tarafından bulut hizmetide verilmeye başlamıştır.
To help with the scale of the project, two additional developers, Freddie Bingham and Mike Sullivan were brought on to help finish v Bulletin 2.In February 2000, the two decided that it would be better to write their own solution as both were unfamiliar with the software's code and thus unable to optimize it.Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.Some of the key advantages over v Bulletin 2 are as follows: v Bulletin 3.6 introduced features such as the multi-quote system, the infractions system, the ability to automatically post threads and announcements from RSS feeds, and podcasting support.The Gold release of v Bulletin 3.6.0 New features in 3.7 included an inline spam management & prevention system, thread tagging and tag cloud, thread prefixes, reciprocal friendship between users, public visitor messaging on user profile pages, user picture albums, user-created social groups, user-customizable profile pages, a lightbox viewer for images attached to posts, post edit history, a notices system, multiple human verification systems, and social bookmarking integration."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.