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What is up with the name Qazzoo?

qazzoonameWe get asked this a lot and the answer is always the same. Qazzoo was meant to be an ancient word from a lost language that means community. The community is what holds us all together and we felt that it would make a great name for what we were building at Qazzoo. Most people don’t realize that because the language is ancient and not used by more than a handful of people. But we liked it and gosh the name was available as a URL which is twice as nice.

Communities are built on relationships of trust and knowledge of the others in the community. Communities are also constantly changing and adapting or they are no longer viable communities and we are always working on ways to improve Qazzoo and the community that it represents.

Some people compare Qazzoo to a dating site as we allow people to select each other rather than having a bunch of blind dates. We think it is more than that as we don’t focus on getting people touching everyone on the site but to instead use the ability to select who they want to work with and then work with them rather than sending a bunch of emails to strangers and hope that they are still interested in what they were initially interested in when they created their profile.

So in truth the name Qazzoo, is meant to denote community but using an ancient language did not really work out well. So we came up with Qazzoo as a word with no real meaning. We wanted to separate ourselves from other sites and not seem like anything else that already existed. It can be tough to spell as we left out the “U” which normally follows a “Q” but again in the effort of standing out from the crowd we wanted to leave the letter out. Pronouncing Qazzoo is easy. It is spoken in the same way we say that instrument that we blew on as children…Kazoo, but that is as far as we have gone with that word as we don’t want to be associated with an aggravating instrument of parents suffering either. In all finding a name that was not like anything else was more difficult than one might think. We hope that you are able to say it the way it was meant to be spoken but it doesn’t really matter as long as the users are getting the benefits from using Qazzoo people can say it any way they like.

Michael Urbanski Michael Urbanski (1356 Posts)

Michael Urbanski is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience online as the CEO/founder of Heavy Hammer since its inception in 1998. Heavy Hammer has several profitable online platforms for local advertising. Michael also owns several patents for geographic advertising online and has numerous other patents in process. Before launching Heavy Hammer in 1999 Michael was the top salesman for foreclosure homes in the state of Maryland. Among his accomplishments Mr. Urbanski has been a decorated Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force, a successful restaurateur and has written and produced several award winning feature films and top tier video games. Leveraging the success of his previous ventures and experiences, Michael self‑financed and launched Heavy Hammer which has been profitable every year of the 12 years it has been in operation.

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  1. So THAT’S what “Qazzoo” means. Fascinating and very fitting (still can’t get the sound of that blasted instrument out of my head though).

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