HabboxWorld was a venture set up in 2007 by Sierk after the closure of the international arms of Habbox which had failed to launch and had become a waste of money and resource. The idea of HabboxWorld was for it to be a place for all international Habbox activities to be held. Due to a decline in its popularity HabboxWorld was later closed to the public in 2008 and was then used as a testing ground for Habboxforum.
After the failure to launch Habbox in Canada and Australia, Habbox Management decided that they needed to do something to try and raise the international profile of Habbox. Instead of starting from scratch, in 2007 the separate international forums were all merged into one, thus, HabboxWorld was born. The site remained relatively popular through 2007 and held many international events and gained several members of staff who went on to managerial positions at Habbox from overseas. As there was still a developing community at HabboxWorld a lot of users found themselves moving over to HabboxForum, a larger and UK based forum where they discovered more about Habbox.
Unfortunately due to the ;failure of the international arm of Habbox to well and truly take the community was closed down. After around only a year, the site was closed down which meant that there were no longer any international sites to the Habbox franchise. Management and members of staff were all offered jobs at HabboxForum and Habbo. Some members who transferred from one site to the other then went on to become General Management including Mr.OSH (formerly opensourcehost) who at the time of the closure was Co-Forum Manager with Yoshimitsui who also became a Forum Administrator at HabboxForum.
In 2010 it was announced that all English speaking hotels were to merge. This meant that the UK, USA, CA, AU and SG hotels were all to merge. The UK hotel was the last to merge with the first four hotels on the 10th June 2010. This opened up a whole new can of worms for Habbox which had previously been sealed shut. There was now hundreds of thousands of new users who very little of had heard of Habbox before. Habbox run many successful events and competitions to entice some of these people from all over the globe to join Habbox of which many did. Habbox remains an extremely popular fansite, even more so now than ever with the merger of all five hotels. Habbox now has a much more diverse range of staff, members and features to offer it’s ever growing fanbase.
As with any fansite, there are many people who help keep the site up and running. This is no different with HabboxWorld. Three main, notable people who kept the site running over the two years were Joshuar (International Assistant General Manager), Yoshimitsui (Forum Manager) and Mr.OSH (Forum Manager).