If you purchase a web hosting server with the intent to start your very own web hosting company and to resell packages to various other people, you may as well need to sell domain names, to give your clients the option to buy everything they need for their new site from just a single place. Becoming a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars as well as a lot of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to register for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller Internet site will be linked to that account through the registrar's API. Using this kind of account has various advantages - all your customers will be able to obtain and to control new website names comfortably; the price of a brand new registration will be lower compared to what you would need to spend as an end customer; also you can start reselling at once. The registrar companies that offer domain reseller accounts usually need some money as a deposit.