The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the number of registered domain names that you could add 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 means that you become the owner of a certain domain, the hosting element is what in fact permits you to have a web site as this is where your data and e-mails are going to be. As these are 2 separate services, you can register a new domain name with one company and host it with another one 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 same company. Also, it is extremely important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain address to an alternative company and not transferring it.