PokTube was the original and internal name of the precursor to cheeseRox. It was developed by Gamerappa and icanttellyou.
Work on PokTube began sometime in November 2020, with the name being coined by Pixel(e?), who was gonna work on PokTube but ultimately stepped out of the project not even a day after it was started. however the site did not launch until January 31st 2021, borrowing every piece of code from FrameBit (a July 2005 YouTube clone made by Sniped). Unfortunately, this caused the website to have a lot of SQL injection vulnerabilities, which would later be why the website was later shutdown and rewritten to later become cheeseRox.