When you acquire a website hosting server with the intention to start your own hosting company and to resell packages to other people, you may also need to sell domain names, so that you can give your clients the option to acquire everything they want for their new site from just a single place. Becoming a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars as well as tons of documentation, so the easiest solution is to register for a domain reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller Internet site will be linked to that account through the registrar's API. To use such an account has a large number of pros - all your customers can get and to control new website names with ease; the cost of a brand new registration will be lower compared to what you would need to pay as an end customer; last but not least you are able to start reselling instantly. The registrar businesses that provide domain reseller accounts usually require some money as a deposit.