If you buy a website hosting server with the purpose to start your own web hosting company and to resell packages to various other people, you may also want to sell domain names, in order to give your customers the option to acquire everything they need for their new Internet site from a single place. Becoming a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars and tons of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller website will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. Using this kind of account has a large number of pros - all of your customers will be able to get and to take care of new website names with ease; the cost of a new registration is lower when compared to what you'd have to pay as an end customer; last but not least you'll be able to start reselling at once. The registrar businesses that offer domain reseller accounts usually require a certain amount of money as a deposit.