What exactly is domain hosting? I've googled it, but different companies/sites seem to use the phrase to mean different things. For instance, some companies seem to suggest it's the same thing as web hosting, while others insist it's a separate service. (I always assumed it was separate)
Here's what ultimately confuses me: this FAQ from the UK domain reseller 123-reg...
1) Does "hosting" in the context above mean domain hosting rather than web hosting? (after all, it's my domain registrar - not my web host - which has the IPS tag)IPS tags are used by Nominet to identify the hosting company linked to a specific .uk domain name. For example, the 123-reg IPS tag is 123-REG. Nominet is the registry for UK domain names, and all hosting companies which host .uk domains are required to have an IPS tag which shows membership of Nominet.
2) If so, is my domain registrar said to "host" my domains, even though web hosting is a separate service I currently get from elsewhere?