When you get a hosting server with the idea to start your individual web hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may also want to sell domain names, so as to give your clients the option to obtain everything they need for their new website from a single place. To be a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the easiest solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller site will be linked to that account by using the registrar's API. Using this type of account has a number of advantages - all your customers can obtain and to take care of new domains with ease; the cost of a new registration will be lower as compared to what you'd need to spend as an end customer; what's more you are able to start reselling at once. The registrar businesses which offer domain reseller accounts almost always need a certain amount of money as a deposit.