In a blog post today ICANN updated that its invoking section 126.96.36.199 Registrar Accreditation Agreement. This is the second occasion, previously ICANN invoked it in 2017 during Hurricane Maria. Basically this clause permits registrars to temporarily forebear from cancelling domain name registrations that were unable to be renewed as a result of a natural disaster. Source https://www.icann.org/news/blog/relief-for-registrants-in-response-to-covid-19 How are the registrars going to differentiate between users who are genuinely affected by COVID19 and unable to renew due to the current pandemic and the regular drops? So lets wait and see how the registrars respond.