Many sites now direct you to your country of origin. I used to use msn.com (the American site) as my home page. Now I am automatically redirected to ca.msn.com....the Canadian version (which is where I live). Partly for ease of use and partly as a result of the security barriers set up in each country post 911. You can usually get to where you want if you use the address specifically and type it into the address box.