The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the number of registered domains that you could include within the exact same account. Registering a domain address and hosting it are 2 different services even though many people consider them to be the exact same thing. While the registration ensures that you become the owner of a certain domain name, the hosting element is what in fact enables you to have a site since this is where your files and e-mails are going to be. Since these are 2 separate services, you are able to register a new domain address with one company and host it with another one by modifying its name servers (DNS) - the domain address shall work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted with the exact same company. Additionally, it is important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain name to an alternative company and not transferring it.