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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Must be our internet then.... I’m right it’s
GRO.gov.uk......
Always worked b4!

Thanks folks...

Caroline

The address should have "gro" in lower case

Upper case GRO works fine for me!

Most URL's are not case sensitive.
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 13:23 GMT (UK) »
I haven't been able to access the website using Google Chrome for over a week. This is the case on both of my machines; my personal Macbook Pro laptop, and a Windows PC at work. It simply displays 'your connection is not private' with the error "NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED".

I can access it if I use another browser such as Safari or Edge, but I would rather not have to open another browser every time I want to use the GRO website. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 14:38 GMT (UK) »
I haven't been able to access the website using Google Chrome for over a week. This is the case on both of my machines; my personal Macbook Pro laptop, and a Windows PC at work. It simply displays 'your connection is not private' with the error "NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED".

I can access it if I use another browser such as Safari or Edge, but I would rather not have to open another browser every time I want to use the GRO website. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.

Website here: https://cheapsslsecurity.com/p/your-guide-for-how-to-fix-the-net-err_cert_revoked-error-in-google-chrome/

Suggests maybe incorrect date and time settings?
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Are you all using the full URL and https?
https://www.gro.gov.uk/

As opposed to a shortened URL (eg https://gro.gov.uk/) or http. Using the shortened URL I can get timeouts and/or certificate issues.


Also, URLs are case sensitive but it probably doesn't matter for the GRO website, given the technology they're using. It could matter but it'd depend on how they've configured it.
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 21 January 21 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Are you all using the full URL and https?
https://www.gro.gov.uk/

As opposed to a shortened URL (eg https://gro.gov.uk/) or http. Using the shortened URL I can get timeouts and/or certificate issues.


Also, URLs are case sensitive but it probably doesn't matter for the GRO website, given the technology they're using. It could matter but it'd depend on how they've configured it.
Neither of the links work for me, I get an error saying NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED. I haven't been able to access the GRO since Friday last week. I've tried different browsers, different operating systems, and I've cleared cookies and tried incognito mode but I'm still unable to access the site unfortunately.

The GRO is also reported to be down here: https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/gro.gov.uk

Is anyone able to access the site at all?

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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 January 21 01:30 GMT (UK) »
I'm using it at the moment, no problem.
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #15 on: Friday 22 January 21 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Neither of the links work for me, I get an error saying NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED. I haven't been able to access the GRO since Friday last week. I've tried different browsers, different operating systems, and I've cleared cookies and tried incognito mode but I'm still unable to access the site unfortunately.

The GRO is also reported to be down here: https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/gro.gov.uk

Is anyone able to access the site at all?

I get that message on my Mac using chrome, I can access it using Safari though. 
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 22 January 21 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone able to access the site at all?

Still the same as my reply #1 on Tuesday. No problems whatsoever.
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Re: GRO website - problems?
« Reply #17 on: Friday 22 January 21 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone able to access the site at all?

Still the same as my reply #1 on Tuesday. No problems whatsoever.

Likewise, I'm able to access the site using Chrome and Windows 10.


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