Is this something dodgy?

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lifesalongsong Fri 29-Apr-16 22:49:41

test.gransnet.com/Talk?call=ActiveConversations

Looks like a genuine home page but the log on page is definitely not rigth

cozietoesie Sat 30-Apr-16 11:33:23

I'm afraid that neither Safari nor Firefox would connect me to that page.

Trills Sat 30-Apr-16 11:36:59

That page didn't load for me.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 30-Apr-16 12:35:06

Hi there OP. Yes, that looks like an odd address. Where did it come from? You should be able to get onto Gransnet at the usual www.gransnet.com address.

lifesalongsong Sat 30-Apr-16 21:23:13

I found it by a google search, I wasn't trying to get onto gransnet.

It goes to this page, warning, don't enter any info

stage4.devmn.net/session/login?target=%2FTalk%2Fpreppers%2F2498549-Best-films-books-for-preppers

Trills Sun 01-May-16 10:06:26

It doesn't go to that page for me.

Yesterday I clicked it and it went nowhere.

Now I click and it goes to something that looks a lot like active conversations, but it only has the stickied threads and no other threads.

test.gransnet.com is a subdomain of gransnet. In the same way that mail.google.com or calendar.google.com all belong to google.com, ANTHING.gransnet.com belongs to gransnet.com

So I highly doubt it's dodgy, just perhaps not intended to be publicly viewable.

I'd imagine it's something like a staging server where changes are tested before being rolled out fully.

lifesalongsong Sun 01-May-16 12:34:12

Thanks Trills, that makes sense. I'm wary of any page without the proper name nowadays

Trills Sun 01-May-16 13:54:19

We need a comment from Tech really smile

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