Granted on the surface it offers very little, few have heard of it, few remember it when they do, so what does it offer?
Brevity - four letters, not easy to come by with domain names these days, four letters that have a meaning are even rarer.
Obsolescence - This site (as so many) offers nothing of real value. It is primarily a playground for Neil Horlock
Relevence - zyxt is Kentish, as am I.
Cross Reference - The definition of zyxt is as a cross reference, a link to something more meaningful.
Finality - zyxt is the last word in the english language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, first edition.
"In a project started under Dr James A. H. Murray in 1879, the final volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. Expected to fill four volumes and take ten years to create, the Dictionary ends up with 6,400 pages in 12 volumes, 414,825 words, 1,827,306 illustrative quotations, and 178 miles of running type. The last word is zyxt, an Old Kentish word that we hope was worth waiting for."
Zyxt was added under the editorship of C.T.
Onions the fourth editor of the OED. Onions enjoyed
saying that he contributed the final entry to the Dictionary -- a cross-reference
Zyxt, which since it was the
last word, was later made the name of a soap.
So zyxt is ideal, you see.
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