My ubbthreads site has been up since 1999/2000 I can't remember the exact date.
The primary reason I registered this domain was Advertisements on free forum sites was very irritating. Greatlakesalliance.com was created as a place for Gamers of the Ultima Online gaming world specifically the Great Lakes Server. It is the Home of the Farland clan (a greatlakes Guild). Over time the game has lost its appeal to most of the registered users. It still is somewhat active so I still register it and keep the software up to date but it is definately on the down side of its life. Probably because the game is no longer played by the majority of users.