Why are you verifying email addresses?
To ensure we have your email address recorded correctly. It is important that we know we can reach you by email if we need to contact you about your account.
Why use an email address and not a username?
Using email addresses for usernames has become the most common model used by popular websites such as Trade Me, Facebook, and Twitter. We are very aware that most people now have to remember a long list of usernames and passwords. We hope this move will mean you have one less thing to remember.