A WebmasterWorld thread reports Microsoft's Live Search automatically regionalizing the search results of Live.com when searches are conducted in Australia.
Woz, WebmasterWorld moderator, said Live is "automatically serving results focused towards," plus they have added "an "Australia Only" tick box." Woz says there is no way for him to turn off the local preferences. Here he expresses his frustration:
If I go to live.com I expect to see global results. If I want local MSN results, then I will go to nineman.com.au and search there.
But moderator, bill said he doesn't see the same happening in Japan. So it may be Microsoft testing things out in select countries, like Australia?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.