It is very simple: DO NOT BELIEVE A WORD, unless they write it down and sign their name to it. It is that simple.
First, thing I would do if I was you would be to make sure I understand when my next registration date is.
As far as your end date, if they are saying the end of this year. That is the best it is getting. By the time you fight it, it will be 2019. It sucks, but that is the reality of it.
I have 2 years left, and my lawyer told me the best thing I can do is just shut up and take. It sucks but that is the reality.
Oh well. They got me for another 2 years. Could be worse. Could be another 5 years.
I can’t wait till the Supreme Court takes away the registery and they try to explain “oh no that is not what they meant “ Magic wand time again…..sigh….. seen this movie before…