If you get a web hosting server with the purpose to start your own hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may also wish to sell domain names, to give your customers the chance to purchase everything they want for their new website from just a single place. Becoming a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars along with tons of documentation, so the easiest solution would be to register for a domain reseller account with a current registrar company. Your reseller site will be linked to that account through the registrar's API. Using this kind of account has a large number of benefits - your customers are able to acquire and to take care of new domains with ease; the cost of a brand new registration is lower compared to what you'd need to spend as an end customer; last but not least you can start reselling at once. The registrar businesses that sell domain reseller accounts generally want a certain amount of money as a deposit.