If you buy a website hosting server with the purpose to start your very own hosting company and to resell plans to various other people, you may also wish to sell domain names, so as to give your customers the option to obtain everything they need for their new website from just a single place. Being a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars along with a lot of documentation, so the easiest solution is to sign up for a domain reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller site will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. Employing this kind of account has many different benefits - all your customers will be able to buy and to manage new domain names effortlessly; the cost of a new registration will be lower as compared to what you'd have to pay as an end customer; what's more you will be able to start reselling without delay. The registrar businesses which provide domain reseller accounts often ask for some money as a deposit.