The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the amount of registered domain names that one could include in the exact same account. Registering a domain address and hosting it are two different services although some people consider them to be the same thing. While the registration ensures that you become the owner of a certain domain, the hosting aspect is what in fact permits you to have a web site as this is where your data and email messages are going to be. As these are two separate services, you can register a new domain name with one company and host it with another one by changing its name servers (DNS) - the domain name will work in the exact same way as if it was registered and hosted with the exact same company. It's also very important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain address to another company and not transferring it.