ICANN has posted an updated Auction Schedule, which addresses contention sets that had requested postponement of their auction pending finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework ("Framework").
When responding to an 'intent to auction' notification, applicants were provided the opportunity to request an auction postponement pending finalization of the Framework. The auctions for these contention sets (previously scheduled for August) have been rescheduled to 17 September 2014 or 22 October 2014 (based on priority), with no more than 20 contention sets in a single auction.
As a reminder, applicants may request that an Auction Date be advanced. Such a request requires that each individual member of the contention set submit a request using the Advancement Form [PDF, 216 KB]. Advancement Forms should be submitted by the applicant's primary contact via the Customer Portal.