Huh? When you own the domain name you get to select where DNS sends it. And when somebody buys an existing website, they often will purchase the existing host site as well since the original owner may still be obligated to continue paying on it until the end of their contract with the host provider. This is common in those "under new management" situations where the buyer has an understanding with the seller that they intend to continue the site pretty much as is. It worked out well for Tux Machines when Sue Linton sold her popular FOSS news site to the owners of TechRights.
I would just like to point out that since this thread
was created, I had been hosting FreewareBB up until few days ago gratis. The new owner is not hosting on, nor do they have access to our servers.
I can confirm fully that the site has transferred ownership and the previous owner (marko) believed he was passing it on to a good new owner.