If you acquire a 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 that you can give your customers the option to get everything they need for their new website from one place. Being a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars and a considerable amount of documentation, so the most convenient solution would be to register 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 type of account has a large number of pros - all your customers will be able to purchase and to manage new domains with ease; the cost of a brand new registration will be lower when compared to what you would need to spend as an end customer; last but not least you are able to start reselling without delay. The registrar businesses that provide domain reseller accounts almost always want a certain amount of money as a deposit.