Speculation that Microsoft is planning to relaunch its search engine as "Bing" has intensified after the software giant registered "bing.com.au" as a domain name.
As first reported by APC and verified by searches of the Whois database, Microsoft has registered similar domain names in other countries, such as "bing.co.nz" and "bing.co.uk."
The relaunch of Live Search is Microsoft's. In the testing thus far, the re-envisioned search engine has .
U.S.-based ad magazineMonday that Microsoft will launch it as Bing. Microsoft has declined to comment on the moniker.
Microsoft Australia representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reported from Syndney