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