The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account denotes the number of registered domains which you can add within the exact same account. Registering a domain and hosting it are 2 totally different services although some 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 aspect is what in fact permits you to have a website as this is where your files and e-mails are going to be. Because these are 2 separate services, you'll be able to register a new domain with one company and host it with another one 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 important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain to an alternative company and not transferring it.