Waiting to see whether or not your ads have been approved can be time-consuming. That's why we're improving the validation logic during ad creation to “fail fast” for one common invalid URL case.

Currently, with new Upgraded URLs, an ad with a final URL domain that doesn't match the display URL domain will be disapproved. Starting on August 12th, 2015, rather than allowing these ads to be submitted for approval, the AdWords API will return an error for any request attempting to create an ad where the final URL domain doesn't match the display URL domain. This will allow you to fix these issues faster and get your ads up and running sooner.

As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us via the forum or the Ads Developers Plus Page.

- Michael Cloonan, AdWords API Team