Yesterday, Oceania players were asked to test the hardware. The UO team liked what they saw, and so Ultima Online players in that part of the world will once again have a local shard, Oceania, to play on, as it has been migrated to a server located in Australia.
From UO Herald
Update 3:25 pm EDT: The shard is now available again. Enjoy!
After the successful performance test, we will transition Oceania shard to a server space located in Australia today, Wednesday 03/30. This will require a server down.
We will take down Oceania at 1:45 pm EDT. We expect the shard to be back online no later than 4:45 pm EDT.
Thank you for your support.