Over this week there were repeated comments on this blog to the effect that all 3 letter (LLL.co) .Co domain names were registered or reserved, leaving none available.
We reached out to the .Co registry to confirm this and got the following information which is current as of February 9th
“The total number of 3-letter domains (LLL.co) registered is 16,551 out of a possible combination of 17,576 so close to 95% have been registered already.”
“Regarding the total possible number of registrable 3 character domains (mixture of letters and numbers):”
“Without IDN’s: you can register 26 letters plus 10 numbers, which adds to 36 possible characters, so there are a possible number of 46,656”
“We currently have 21,417 domains with 3 characters registered or 45.9% of the possible 3 characters domains registered.”