The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account refers to the amount of registered domains that one could add within the exact same account. Registering a domain address and hosting it are two completely different services although some people consider them to be the very same thing. While the registration signifies that you become the owner of a specific domain name, the hosting part is what in fact allows you to have a web site since this is where your data and email messages are going to be. Because these are two different services, you can register a new domain with one company and host it with another by modifying its name servers (DNS) - the domain is going to work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted with the exact same company. Also, it is extremely important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain name to an alternative company and not transferring it.