Chard - 9:19 am on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)
garyr_h - I can see what you're saying, perhaps Google is going a bit like Yahoo.com, which seems to be very US-orientated (i.e.Yahoo News, which is basically US News). I always used to think of .com as being "all the world" - I think it means ".us" now.
If Google sticks with this (if) it would suit sites like mine, who primarily sell to uk customers, but sites that sell worldwide will struggle to reach the right audience
However, the downside for us is that we can also sell to other EU customers, but I assume that we will not feature well on Google.fr, Google.de etc - better check that!