Habbo was first launched in August 2000 in Finland under the website Hotelli Kultakala. A year later it was released in the U.K. during the first of the year. In October 2001 Habbo.ch (Habbo Switzerland) came about. Habbo.com (Habbo U.K.) was the original URL for Habbo.co.uk, but later changed to support an American version. Habbo.ca (Canadian Habbo) came next in June 2004 then Habbo.com (American Habbo) was released in August 2004. Habbo continues to grow and has main offices (currently) in over 31 different countries.