WordPress.com Changes Domain Name Buying Option — Now You Have To Purchase A Hosting Plan.
Up until recently you could buy a domain name from ‘wordpress.com’ for $18/year and use it with your FREE ‘wordpress.com’ Website/blog. And I have done that very successfully and to my satisfaction.
I found out on Wednesday of this week that ‘wordpress.com’ NO LONGER offers this option (unless you are a long-term established account holder). Now you have to buy a plan, $36/year minimum, and that includes a ‘FREE’ domain name.
IF you run into this as a ‘problem’ contact ‘wordpress.com’ they do try to help out.
Hope this helps.
++++ Search on ‘wordpress’ & ‘blogs’ >>>>