When you get a hosting server with the intention to start your personal web hosting company and to resell plans to various people, you may also need to sell domain names, to give your clients the opportunity to purchase everything they need for their new website from one place. Becoming a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars and a considerable amount of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with a current registrar company. Your reseller site will be connected to that account through the registrar's API. Using this type of account has various advantages - all your customers are able to purchase and to take care of new domain names effortlessly; the cost of a new registration is lower compared to what you'd need to pay as an end customer; what's more you are able to start reselling right away. The registrar businesses that provide domain reseller accounts in most cases ask for a certain amount of money as a deposit.