If you acquire a web hosting server with the intent to start your personal hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may also wish to sell domain names, so that you can give your clients the opportunity to get everything they need for their new Internet site from one place. Becoming a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars and tons of documentation, so the most convenient solution would be to sign up for a domain reseller account with a current registrar company. Your reseller Internet site will be connected to that account through the registrar's API. Using such an account has various pros - all your customers will be able to obtain and to take care of new website names without any difficulty; the cost of a new registration will be lower compared to what you'd need to pay as an end customer; last but not least you will be able to start reselling instantly. The registrar companies which provide domain reseller accounts often require a certain amount of money as a deposit.