I am trying to get a bog set up for a large lecture, and due to issues of material being distributed in an academic setting (ok for copyright) but not available publicly (not ok for copyright, even under fair use), we want to make the blog private - HOWEVER. It's a bi-weekly lecture of 400+ students. I realize that I need to 'upgrade' from free, somehow, but I'm not clear on what upgrade I need, how much it will cost, and how quickly I can transfer the already-built blog from the current wordpress.com free build to a private domain. Additionally, I don't know enough about databases management to know what I need in order to have 450 private registered wordpress.com users.
I need to have this all done before 9 am on Thursday, to make it even more complicated (and no, I'm not the primary person responsible, or the primary decision maker, just someone who bothered to ask the questions.)
THANK YOU in advance! (PS - attached blog is NOT the one I'm asking about.)
Blog url: http://wasdiscussion101.wordpress.com/