The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the number of registered domain names that you can include within the exact same account. Registering a domain name and hosting it are two completely different services although many people consider them to be the exact same thing. While the registration means you become the owner of a specific domain name, the hosting aspect is what actually permits you to have a website because this is where your files and email messages are going to be. Since these are 2 independent services, you'll be able to register a new domain with one company and host it with another by changing 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 very important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain address to another company and not transferring it.