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Jeff pointed out
> 
> In fact, you are just seeing a rarely used feature of URL notation, in
> which a username is being passed to the host www.hwnd.net as part of the
> URL.  The username is "www.microsoft.com&item=q209354" and is in this case
> ignored (you can go right to http://www.hwnd.net/pub/mskb/Q209354.asp with
> no username at all).

Yes... This is also the way many spammers "spoof" where their website
is being hosted.

They could do something like:

  http://www.homestead.com/web@3506561497/something/website.html

                               ^^^^^^^^^^



That's just a 32-bit encoded value of Geocities.com's IP address. :)
It has NOTHING to do with Homestead, but is meant to throw people off.

-bill!


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