When you get a server with the purpose to start your own web hosting company and to resell packages to various other people, you may also wish to sell domain names, so that you can give your customers the chance to acquire everything they want for their new website from one place. To become a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller website will be linked to that account by using the registrar's API. Using this type of account has numerous advantages - all your customers can obtain and to take care of new website names without any difficulty; the price for a brand new registration will be lower as compared to what you'd need to spend as an end customer; what's more you can start reselling at once. The registrar companies that provide domain reseller accounts almost always ask for an amount of money as a deposit.