If you obtain a hosting server with the idea to start your individual web hosting company and to resell plans to various other people, you may also need to sell domain names, so that you can give your clients the opportunity to buy everything they need for their new Internet site from one place. To be an accredited registrar involves thousands of dollars and tons of documentation, so the easiest solution is to register for a domain name reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller site will be connected to that account via the registrar's API. Employing this kind of account has a lot of benefits - your customers are able to buy and to control new website names comfortably; the price of a new registration will be lower when compared to what you'd have to spend as an end customer; also you are able to start reselling instantly. The registrar businesses that offer domain reseller accounts almost always want an amount of money as a deposit.