When you acquire a server with the idea to start your individual hosting company and to resell packages to various other people, you may as well wish to sell domain names, to give your customers the opportunity to acquire everything they want for their new site from one 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 through the registrar's API. Employing this kind of account has many advantages - all your customers can acquire and to take care of new domain names without difficulty; the cost of a new registration will be lower compared to what you would need to spend as an end customer; what's more you can start reselling right away. The registrar companies that sell domain reseller accounts in most cases need some money as a deposit.