The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account refers to the number of registered domain names that one can include within the exact same account. Registering a domain name and hosting it are 2 totally different services although a lot of people consider them to be the very same thing. While the registration ensures that you become the owner of a certain domain address, the hosting element is what in fact enables you to have a site considering that this is where your data and email messages will be. As these are 2 independent services, you can register a new domain address with one company and host it with another by changing its name servers (DNS) - the domain name is going to work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted with the same company. Also, it is extremely important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain address to an alternative company and not transferring it.