When you purchase a website hosting server with the intention to start your own web hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may also need to sell domains, in order to give your customers the opportunity to acquire everything they need for their new website from just a single place. Being a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars and a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution would be to sign up for a domain name reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller Internet site will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. To use this type of account has a number of benefits - all your customers can get and to take care of new domain names comfortably; the price of a brand new registration will be lower compared to what you would need to pay as an end customer; also you will be able to start reselling right away. The registrar companies which offer domain reseller accounts usually ask for an amount of money as a deposit.