Auxclass I know. But it's me. I have the domain - I am buying it back. They can check the url.
As for the transfer, yeah it makes no sense for me either, but I can't transfer this domain to my new platform. It seems that every company has it's own rules and these rules don't help the customer. It's like in the 1999 where all the music companies had their rules of selling music and they didn't give the customer an easy way to buy music. And then came Apple.
If I owned a company like wordpress I would give the customer a 5 days opening so that the expired domain would be available only for him and he could buy it back from a different platform.
That's called a strategy for the future. You help your customer even if he leaves your platform and he would remember that he was helped even if he was leaving. In my situation, if this was the case, next year I would have come back and even better I would tell my friends and partners to stay with wordpress because they're great and have simple and easy solutions.
But we humans have a way to complicate things. :) I don't understand why.