The forum isn't dead (at least, I have trouble keeping up with it sometimes), and it's worth noting that this probably isn't the best place to seek "official" responses - there's no guarantee you'll receive them unless you contact us directly (most of the people here are other DreamHost customers, some of whom volunteer their time to help others).
Some more info on this forum and its purpose, here:
For sales-related questions such as these, the best place to contact us is here:
- Jeff @ DreamHost
- DH Discussion Forum Admin