If you buy a website hosting server with the idea to start your own website hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may also want to sell domains, so as to give your customers the chance to buy everything they want for their new website from a single place. Becoming an accredited registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution would be to sign up for a domain reseller account with a current registrar company. Your reseller Internet site will be connected to that account through the registrar's API. Using this type of account has many benefits - all of your customers can get and to take care of new domains without difficulty; the price of a new registration is lower compared to what you'd have to pay as an end customer; also you can start reselling immediately. The registrar businesses that sell domain reseller accounts often want a certain amount of money as a deposit.