MyBB.com Thanks You

MyBB.com Donation Drive

Hi again folks.

Our recent donation drive to purchase the domain MyBB.com from another party who was domain parking was a great success. In just about a month we were able to raise $3,000 in donations from the general community and staff members. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their donation, and as well as to those who helped spread the word.

Some of you may have noticed that we have been using the domain for a while before this announcement; this is because Chris Boulton added to his contribution in order to secure the domain before the offer expired. We left the donation drive running in order to pay Chris back for his added generosity and have been able to pay him back now that we’ve made the full amount intended.

There are a number of people we’d like to give a special thank you to; firstly to labrocca for communicating with the previous owner of the domain and offering the deal to us – and his huge pledge towards the domain! Secondly we thank Chris Boulton for his equally huge pledge and continued support towards the MyBB project.

And now those who donated…
(note that leaving your username was optional and only those who filled in the field can be listed)

Donators:

Polarbear541
Ryan Gordon
Timothy Bell
pkeod
Isaiah 53
n1tr0b
genuineparts
Frictional Games
Martin Sassenberg
Thomas Mann
Prtik
stoffer
Abu Sabah
v7web
topps
Adicted
John Briggs
djdubuque
bozonessinc
Joshua Mayer
R Hora
The_Game_Master
Rune Christensen
BitzDefender
Fluid Mantis
giuseppe.rondelli
southernsoapers
i88power88
gOOvER
Doug McComber
buanzo
Pirata Nervo
Menthix
Josh G
Genko Solutions
Dennis Tsang
Shedrock
GTOMEX
Alex597
lacomputerworld
orc_dragoon
Nickman
The Crasher
Leo Ghost
Scoutie44
sayravai
MattRogowski
MadMikeyB
glimmer.ch
Robert Trier
jessica77
BeeJay
zingiri
Tazfan
John Weet
Cipher 2009
siopk
telters
zoog
le.gentleman
gamerxgirl
Snowy
CynthiaL
georgia_tech_swagger
David Elliott
Darkmew
eden cory
FBI
leesester
laie_techie
Lukas Larsson
camgaertner
Angel Hernandez
Chris Ravenscroft
d3wlin
dyrer
justinhyns
YCMaker
labrocca
DAMINK & ftw community
Jeff Bryngelson
Gimgak
clk824
Starpaul20
Alex Smith
Blaxus
Kenneth King
gfn
Curt
SunGm_Team
luamilkshake
Martin Binder
Dragan Franjic
Slasher
ozanakkaya
Lukasz_n
Tomasz Gruca
Shane Elmore
elusive
sos_21tc
alirex
optech
CoolRunner82
Alan Crisp
Eduardo Carrillo
davey6
Jerzy Wrobel
Combined Science Center
derdemo
In2uitiv
SomeoneX
Bergersen AS
chishikinohito
michfrm
Lorenzo Van de Pol
terrymason
Timmooo
Viira
FrashMX
I Am Divine
KillerX3189
Trevor Smith
anumalas
Screach
MoDDeR
Tim Sampson
kab012345
Gothic
Lennart Sauter
Infranight
gimmezell
mynetx
Tobias schaffitzel
iHacker
d3wlin
Henrietta Richardson
KuJoe
Goggalor
karlitosway
Karl Falmbigl
StangsForSale.com
Nicholas Ilushko
Cohen
jkellz
Louis6321
iarspider
Disciple of Nagash
Tierney
beth
handeyman
Mr. Chinn
cableboy
Yang
magent
Audentio
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Phew, what a list.

A huge Thank You to each and every one of you – and to those who donated as a community/group please make sure you pass the thanks along.

MyBB Group

(P.S. Please do note that we are still in the process of properly redirecting all the sites over to the new domain.)

29 thoughts on “MyBB.com Thanks You

  1. We hope MyBB became the most successful free forum software with a great community around the world… Thanks for all MyBB Teams and Programmer. Greeting from Indonesia..

  2. Thanks to all
    I wish to be with Donators, but i do not have PayPal because it does not support my country :(
    MYBB is bitterest and strongest program on the ground

    Best wishes with wonderful future
    good day to all

  3. I like mybb from many years , its really amazing to know that myBB successed to purchase mybb.com .. congratz to everyone who love myBB

  4. Glad to see you were able to purchase the domain! Glad to know I was able to help :)

    Hope to see MyBB grow even more in future months, and an even bigger user base

    Greetings from Canada!

  5. Glad to see you guys finally pulled the rug from under those domain squatters. Bastards think they own the domain and charge insane amounts of money for it. Best thank labrocca, I guess. Damn, if only I had 5 bucks right now, I’d buy a MyBBCentral sub.

  6. A domain that costs 3,000 dollars? What a bargain.

    Anyway, I’d like to thank everyone who donated just to get mybb.com. =)

  7. I have not been on lately and did not expect the donation drive to have already finished. (Glad i got atleast 1 dontation in in time.)
    All i can say is well done. To all who got involved.
    Not just the ones who contributed but also the many who put sigs up with links back etc. Im sure in part everyone played a part in it and thats great.
    It shows at the end of the day the MyBB Community really does rally together and get the job done. Congrats again.

  8. Awesome .. I am glad that it all worked. Although I contributed a small amount of $20, I am glad that every bit helped to achieve the target.

  9. Well done to everyone that contributed. That’s quite a feat that we’ve managed as a community and a great way to pay back all the hard work that the MyBB staff have put in to help us create our own forums. Cheers!

  10. In all honesty, this drive was far overdue. You guys deserve some extra spending money. I believe another donation drive should be held again in the near future. You guys often spend your own money, such as for hosting, and I think that you should have a small bank roll from the people who actually make money off of your free service. I am only sorry I could not donate more at this time. Next donation drive, I will be far more generous.

  11. Hi. I’m currently using MyBB forum software to all my website and I’d like to say that’s even better than phpBB! I am just feeling sorry that I couldn’t have done more and donate for MyBB :(
    Good luck, guys!

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  13. Thanks for the great new domain. I would definitely have donated if I had money for it. Unfortunately, I didn’t. But if you ever run such a donation drive again, and I have money, I’ll donate.

  14. This just shows I really need to subscribe to the news updates properly as I actually missed the donation drive – apologies. Am very glad it all came to fruition though and as a fan of MyBB, would like to thank everyone who made it possible.

  15. Awesome guys! I was wondering when you’d get the MyBB.com URL…

    $3,000 to acquire this?
    That owner should have let it go for lower, for the sake of being a good cat.
    Oh well.. some people just want to squeeze out ever dollar possible.

    Good luck in the future. This is great news!

    Anyway I can throw you guys $10..? since I obviously missed the initial announcement.

  16. atomicj:
    I’ve stated why the domain is so expensive in the previous blog post about the domain. You can find all the information in that post. :)

    Also, we are no longer accepting donations for the domain, however, if you still wish to donate to MyBB in general, you may do so: http://mybb.com/about/donations

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