I am helping a friend switch from Wix (where he was hosting AND has domain reg.) to Dreamhost (Wordpress site)… Wix apparantly does not allow name servers to be modified, so we went the route of modifying the A records to point to the proper Dreamhost IP. Ok cool. Except, we did the usual next step I’ve done with every other site I host on dreamhost and added the Let’s Encrypt SSL cert.
Alas… after hours of it being stuck, I searched and found this warning box in the DH knowledgebase:
“If your Nameservers are NOT hosted at DreamHost, you must add CAA records at your current DNS hosting company before adding an SSL certificate in the DreamHost panel.”
Ok so I went on the quest to adding the CAA records on Wix… They don’t support CAA records.
So now this new site is stuck as DH attempting to give it an SSL, when it won’t work, and I am unable to “remove” the cert as it is still in “Order Processing” 5+ hours later.