RE: Non-profit identity



I’m working on applying for a free non-profit hosting account on DreamHost (unrelated to the account I’m currently using to ask this question). The Wiki instructions say:

"New Customers

  1. You will first need to fill out and submit the form at to sign up for service with us. You must select the option to set up a hosting plan, and not just domain registrations.
  2. When you get to the payment page, stop (please make sure you’ve filled in and submitted a Credit Card Billing Address - we use that information to verify your identity).


The organization is an amateur chorus, and it does have official 501©(3) status. I can easily do the first step above, but I’m unsure what identity you need to verify in step 2. My personal identify, or the organization’s? I am working on this as a designated agent, if you like, of the organization, so it’s not clear to me that my identity would be appropriate.

Steps 3 & 4 on the Wiki should be straightforward, too.

Can you please provide guidance?



Hi there!

To answer your question, you can use whichever card you are comfortable with to verify your identity – either your personal or that of the organization’s! Either one works just fine :slight_smile: If you have any further questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly support team here: