If you purchase a hosting server with the idea to start your personal website hosting company and to resell plans to various people, you may also need to sell domain names, so as to give your customers the chance to get everything they need for their new Internet site from just a single place. To become an accredited registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to register for a domain name reseller account with an existing registrar company. Your reseller website will be connected to that account via the registrar's API. To use this kind of account has a lot of pros - all your customers can buy and to take care of new domain names without difficulty; the price for a new registration will be lower as compared to what you would have to spend as an end customer; what's more you'll be able to start reselling right away. The registrar companies which supply domain reseller accounts generally need a certain amount of money as a deposit.