When you obtain a hosting server with the intent to start your very own web hosting company and to resell plans to various people, you may also want to sell domain names, so as to give your customers the opportunity to buy everything they want for their new Internet site from just a single place. To become a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars and a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to register for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller site will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. Using such an account has many different pros - your customers are able to acquire and to take care of new domains without any difficulty; the price of a new registration will be lower as compared to what you'd need to pay as an end customer; and you are able to start reselling without delay. The registrar businesses that offer domain reseller accounts usually need an amount of money as a deposit.