ICANN are forcing the email verification of domain holders.
Below is an example of a mail that’ll be sent by Gandi to our client domain holder email contacts. Where an email cannot be verified, the process will ultimately delete domains held in ownership by the unverified contact!
You received this message because you own the domain name domainexample.tld.
This domain will expire at the registry in 30 days, on year-month-day hour:minutes.
If you want to keep the domain, you must renew it before that date. The domain name may be renewed at the normal rate until 2014-01-15 18:56
If, however, you do not want to keep it, no further action is needed, because domainexample.tld will fall into the public domain around 2014-02-14 18:56 (the date may vary slightly based on records and time zones).