Hello! I really need some help here and would appreciate constructive feedback. On August 12, 2013 – just a few days ago – I joined iPage and bought a domain name, SiteLock, and SiteBackup. I chose to use WordPress.org as my application because I have had the free WordPress.com for years and love it. However, I was naïve and did not realize how much work it would be. I was doing okay, figuring things out. Nevertheless, I kept running into snags. I figured out how to do WPMU and was successful until the biggest snag of all popped up. Randomly a huge HTML wall would upload on the screen when I would try to do anything in the WP application. If I wanted to post, delete a post, update a theme, etc – this wall would appear and I would have to stop the page and refresh it for it to work. It was getting annoying so I set out to fix it. In the process, I was in contact with some brilliant people over at WordPress.org (seriously awesome folks). However, after following instructions to uninstall and reinstall the WP application through iPage’s SimpleScripts I was unable to log back into my wp-admin page. After three hours chatting with iPage support we couldn’t figure it out and I opted to just forget the whole thing and get a partial refund / cancel my hosting through iPage. So, here I am… with a domain name and pretty upset over the three day (felt like a month) non-stop issue-filled website process. I figured I at least use the domain name on a free WordPress.com site but after trying to register my website name on the blog… it says that it is ‘reserved’. I have been searching both WP.org and WP.com and am not figuring this out. Please help! Here are two major questions:
1) What does it mean when I try to register my website name as a blog name and it says that it is reserved?
2) Is it possible to use my iPage domain for a WordPress.com account?