My original domain expired, so I registered a new one, but does it add itself to my domain area automatically? I’m still only seeing the one original one, which expired 2 days ago, and another one I had purchased. When I go to add the new domain to the hosting it says it’s already been added to the system. Am I doing it wrong, or do I have to wait a little more?
No. Newly registered domains must be manually added to the hosting system via the panel at Domains -< Manage Domains -> Add New Domain/Sub-Domain
It sounds like the domain has previously been added to the DreamHost system, if not by you, then by someone else. I suggest you lodge a support request via the panel detailing the situation, they should be able to remove the domain from their system, allowing you to add it under your account.
Save [color=#CC0000]$50[/color] on DreamHost plans using [color=#CC0000]PRICESLASH[/color] promo code (Click for DreamHost promo code details)