Mail > Manage Addresses
is where one goes to set up, say, e-mail forwarding from
firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com
The UI on that screen was no longer functioning for an account that was “domain name registration” only.
Support replied (c. 22 hours for those who are counting):
“We have made some changes about how the accounts work on our system, and we no longer offer parking service.”
I guess I can see how their decision makes sense (and they’ve offered me what is a reasonable compromise), but it’s going to take me a bit to think through all the implications. [And they still need to track down things like http://dreamhost.com/domains/ where it still says
"Our domain registration services are seamlessly integrated with our web hosting offerings. Not ready to host a website just yet? Not a problem. Unlimited e-mail aliases and domain parking are FREE to all DreamHost customers!"]
I thought their domain parking (with unlimited e-mail forwarding) was a good deal even when it was $25/yr, and I’m sorry they’ve chosen to cut out the options between a bare bones 9.95/yr domain registration and the L1 9.95/month hosting plan. But I can see where my case (choosing a web host that does not offer all the features I need) is probably atypical and not worth the expense of complicating their business.
Overall, I guess I’ll stick for the domains that I’m hosting here – but I need to go through my list of folks I’ve recommended them to.
And if anyone can recommend a registrar that does provide subdomain and e-mail forwarding for parked domains …