I've been trying to get a domain name through WP and experiencing difficulty. I enter the domain I want (which is not registered), the server has a think about it, then tells me "We were unable to verify that ########.### is pointing to WordPress.com. If you own this domain, follow the directions below to get it ready for your blog. If you don’t own it, try a different name to see if something else is available. If the domain is available, you may be able to register it with another registrar and then map it to your blog." (My blanking out).
I've looked at this before when I was seeing if WP was going to do the job for me, and it took me through to another page where I could buy the credits and obtain the domain. Now it's not doing this. At the time I wasn't ready for a domain name, so did not proceed with the transaction
Does WP have a problem, or changed the way it handles domain names, or am I doing something wrong?
Thank you for your assistance.