A user is hosted by VW A. He conducts a search for information on a particular make and model of a car. A set of links are returned to the user from his search. The resulting links are to VW A, VW B, VW C, and a 2D web site. The user’s avatar can click on any of the returned links and does not know by looking at the links whether they resolve to a 3D or 2D site. By clicking on the links that resolve to VW sites, the user is teleported to those sites seamlessly. His avatar, identity, and security credentials are transferred from one VW to another VW. His inventory remains the same between VWs but is not necessarily transferred between them. When the avatar moves between VWs, it leaves one world and is no longer online there and enters the new VW. By clicking on the 2D web link, the page is displayed in an embedded VW browser.