I created my account by paying my money into the DH bank account directly as I do not have a credit card, and in South Africa I cannot use paypal / google checkout / etc. So , I signed up using a very unique method.
DH had to manually process everything. Maybe they did something wrong or forgot to do something, as I suppose the automated system would not have been able to work as usual with my kind of account creation. I did not receive a "Welcome to Dreamhost" email. They did email me and told me that my account is now setup and that I can login and register my free .com domain name. I did this and it does show in the control panel. However, I see none of the other details I think I am suppossed to see in my control panel.
By Domains/Manage Domains it says "No Domains"
By Users/Manage Users it says "No Users found on john's Account"
By Mail/Manage Email it says "You currently have no domains with Dreamhost"
By Status/Site Statistics it says "No domains were found for this account...."
By Billing/Manage Account under "Plans" it shows the plan I created and shows that it is fully paid
By Billing/Manage Account under "Users" it says "You currently have no users on this account"
By Billing/Manage Account under "Mailboxes" it says "You currently have no mailboxes on this account"
By Billing/Manage Account under "Domains Hosted" it says "You currently have no domains on this account"
By Billing/Manage Account under "Domains Registered" it shows the domain that I registered (the free one) but it still shows 1 free. It says (1,1 free). I know that I used my free domain and was not charged because under Billing/View Invoices I check under "Charged" it shows my domain registration for 1 year and amount owed $0.00
By Billing/Manage Account under "Plans" it shows the plan I created and shows that it is fully paid.
How does this look to you. Something looks wrong to me. Should I try and create a new user, which I guess would actually be my main/machine user. Do I do this at Users/Manage Users?
Thanks for the help. Perhaps I should send all this to support or just point them to this thread.