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In May 2006, the service, along with its domain names, were changed from au, etc.) to au, etc.).
In August 2007, Habbo's Chinese community closed down temporarily, the first time a Habbo website has closed.
As of August 2012, over 273 million avatars have been registered with an average 5 million unique visitors monthly.
The service allows users to create their own Habbo character and design hotel rooms, meet new friends, chat with other players, organize parties, look after virtual pets, create and play games and complete quests.
A two-month investigation found users posting pornographic and violent messages – despite the fact that Habbo is intended for young teenagers.
A reporter posing as an 11-year-old girl claimed that explicit sex chats were common within minutes of logging on to the service, The then CEO of Sulake, Paul La Fontaine comments, "We're thrilled to announce we have launched in Turkey.
Many users create their own games in their guest rooms, which give furniture or coins as a prize.
The popular games Battle Ball and Snow Storm were replaced with Freeze and Battle Banzai to coincide with the new Flash client.
In January 2010, it was announced that Habbo US and Habbo Canada would undergo a merger, to be finalized in April 2010.
Accounts were migrated to the final English-speaking hotel with varying degrees of automation until March 2011 - after that date any accounts not migrated from the initial Habbo Canada, Singapore, UK and Australia hotels were deleted.
The new hotel exited beta a few weeks afterwards, aimed at the teenage market, with marketing and payment partners in place, run from a HQ in London.
It featured a new credits system with community and safety features.