"pending proval"


how long does it take for them to approve my site?


If your account shows up as ‘pending approval’, it was flagged for manual review before going active. It may take a little while for that to happen. The process is part of our anti-fraud system we had to implement awhile back. It is an annoyance to any legitimate account owners who get flagged but it is necessary, unfortunately.

You can write into our support team (support@dreamhost.com) to find out the status.

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can someone please ballpark how long this process takes?


Accounts held up for manual review are looked at daily Monday-Friday so in general it won’t take more than a day unless you sign up during the weekend.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder