Ok judging by some posts here and what I've just seen 123reg have screwed up royally. I logged into a friends account because he was complaining he couldn't change nameservers. He has 235 domains in his account. They are ALL showing as renewed (in his 123reg account) until at least 2013. However doing a dac check it turns out that out of those 235 domains 187 are available at this moment! Out of the remaining domains 40 have been picked up by other domainers in the last 4 months and only 8 remain in his name. So please check your 123 accounts and then check the whois SOMEWHERE ELSE. They may be showing as yours and paid up at 123 but it seems possible that it's simply not the case. I don't know what his recourse will be - I have told him to contact 123 and sent him the relevant information but I'm sure he will have lost the 40 that have now been picked up by other people. This is a pretty major screwup.