The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account refers to the number of registered domains that one can include in the very same account. Registering a domain and hosting it are 2 different services although many people consider them to be the very same thing. While the registration means you become the owner of a certain domain address, the hosting element is what really permits you to have a website since this is where your files and email messages will be. Because these are 2 independent services, it is possible to register a new domain with one company and host it with another by modifying its name servers (DNS) - the domain address shall work in the exact same way as if it was registered and hosted with the same company. Additionally, it is extremely important to know that changing the hosting means pointing the domain name to another company and not transferring it.