The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the number of registered domain names that you could include within the exact same account. Registering a domain address and hosting it are 2 completely different services although many people consider them to be the very same thing. While the registration ensures that you become the owner of a specific domain name, the hosting part is what in fact allows you to have a site since this is where your files and email messages will be. Since these are two independent services, you are able to register a new domain name with one company and host it with another one by modifying its name servers (DNS) - the domain name is going to work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted using the same company. It is also very important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain to an alternative company and not transferring it.