New account


#1

“This account is currently pending approval.”

How long should this take?


#2

The search feature works.

Depends. If it’s been flaged for manual approval, it may take a bit. You can put a message into support to check on the status. Probably Sometime Monday would be my guess.

-Matttail


#3

“Our manual approval process can take up to 3 days to complete as we check
for potential fraud.”

Do they do this to every new customer?


#4

Do they do this to every new customer?

They don’t do it to everyone, my friend just set up an account about 5 minutes ago, and it went through fine


#5

As anks329 said, the approval delay does vary quite a bit. My account was approved in minutes, but a friend I referred had to wait a few days for approval.

I believe DreamHost has an automated fraud detection system that tags some applications for manual approval. Exactly what factors trigger this process is unknown (deliberately so).

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2005/08/23/its-a-fraud-fraud-fraud-fraud-world/

Mark


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