When you acquire a server with the purpose to start your personal website hosting company and to resell plans to other people, you may as well need to sell domains, to give your customers the opportunity to get everything they need for their new site from one place. To be a certified registrar involves thousands of dollars plus a lot of documentation, so the simplest solution is to sign up for a domain name reseller account with a current registrar company. Your reseller website will be connected to that account via the registrar's API. To use this type of account has a large number of advantages - all your customers will be able to purchase and to control new domains with ease; the price for a brand new registration will be lower as compared to what you'd have to spend as an end customer; last but not least you are able to start reselling instantly. The registrar businesses that offer domain reseller accounts in most cases need a certain amount of money as a deposit.