I've created an account about 3 hours ago, and it's still pending approval. I haven't received any email confirmation at all with regard to the account creation, as I would've expected.
However, I have a notification displayed in my account: "This account is currently pending. Please have us call you now for immediate approval!". "have us call you now" is linked to https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.over which does precisely nothing, only reloads the account management page.
Aside from the fact that the link does not work, am I to understand that the account will not be live unless there's a phone verification? If so, how are timezone differences taken into account?