The hosted domains feature of a website hosting account denotes the amount of registered domains that you could add within the very same account. Registering a domain and hosting it are two totally different services although a lot of people consider them to be the very same thing. While the registration means that you become the owner of a given domain address, the hosting element is what really permits you to have a web site considering that this is where your files and e-mails will be. Since these are two separate services, you can register a new domain with one company and host it with another by changing its name servers (DNS) - the domain name will work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted with the same company. It is also very important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain address to an alternative company and not transferring it.