I'm opening a separate thread about the problem I noted here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/trouble-renewing-domain?replies=13#post-942393 so that it doesn't get buried in the avalanche of current users looking for help with renewing their expired domain.
When one visits a site whose custom domain name has expired and encounters the very cool "Oh no! The domain XXXX.com expired XX days ago" overlay, there's a notice to contact the site owner to advise them and you can visit the site at its underlying wordpress.com address.
Trouble is, how does one get past the overlay? I have found no way to do so. There's no "x" to close the thing and hitting Esc on my PC/Chrome20 does nothing.
Thanks for any insight.