When you buy a web hosting server with the idea to start your own website hosting company and to resell packages to various people, you may also need to sell domains, in order to give your customers the chance to purchase everything they need for their new website from just a single place. Becoming a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars as well as tons of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller website will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. Employing such an account has various advantages - all of your customers will be able to acquire and to manage new domain names with ease; the cost of a new registration is lower when compared to what you would need to pay as an end customer; also you will be able to start reselling without delay. The registrar businesses that sell domain reseller accounts usually require a certain amount of money as a deposit.