When you acquire a hosting server with the intention to start your own website hosting company and to resell packages to various other people, you may as well wish to sell domains, in order to give your clients the chance to buy everything they need for their new site from a single place. To be a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the most effective solution is to register for a domain reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller site will be linked to that account through the registrar's API. Employing such an account has a large number of pros - your customers are able to buy and to take care of new website names effortlessly; the price of a new registration will be lower when compared to what you'd have to pay as an end customer; last but not least you are able to start reselling immediately. The registrar companies that provide domain reseller accounts in most cases ask for an amount of money as a deposit.