No error message. I tried to open relevant ports on my firewall. This seems to have had effect of allowing the website under test to load quickly now, but still zero functions count in recorder when I do any activity?!
Do you see a hooking message? You can also try to launch the recorder and then launch your browser type in the URL and see what happens. If this is the hooking issue I believe that there is documentation on the MicroFocus site on how to address this.