If you acquire a server with the intention to start your individual web hosting company and to resell plans to various people, you may also need to sell domains, so that you can give your customers the opportunity to purchase everything they need for their new Internet site from a single place. To become a licensed registrar involves thousands of dollars and a considerable amount of documentation, so the most convenient solution is to register for a domain name reseller account with a pre-existing registrar company. Your reseller website will be linked to that account via the registrar's API. To use this kind of account has a variety of benefits - all your customers are able to purchase and to control new website names comfortably; the price for a brand new registration is lower compared to what you would have to spend as an end customer; and you will be able to start reselling without delay. The registrar companies which provide domain reseller accounts usually require a certain amount of money as a deposit.