Thinking of buying your domain through WordPress?
I paid WordPress upfront for the domain GUYATREE.COM, only to find a few months later that WordPress was inserting commercial advertising in “my” blog. I did not care for that so I let the domain expire at year’s end, thinking surely I could return to the ordinary guyatree.wordpress.com.
I erred; the WordPress admin have been lax in removing the link to guyatree.com (it has been a month) so visitors now get only a 404. (I found a workaround that allows me to post, but have not found a way for visitors to read it.) Worse, Gravatar (which connects to WordPress) no longer allows me to update my links, so yeah, I am bummed with WordPress, and suggest you think long and hard before you pony up for a domain name through them.