Here's where it gets really interesting. So while capturing the traffic to get the above dns query packet, I couldn't help but lookup the response IP (18.104.22.168). I was shocked to discover that it was not a Comcast IP, since I was redirected to a Comcast search page (http://search2.comcast.com/)...but low and behold, an IP for "FAST Search & Transfer Inc." Who? Well, the organization doesn't have a webpage, nor any useful information in Google searches. Hmmmm...the only information I see is the netblock information:
RTechName: Hutchinson, James Henry
Really? Did Microsoft make some sort of backdoor deal with Comcast? I don't know...but it surely seems so to me! There's the info...maybe someone can do more with it than I."