Indie hackers using uncommon TLD domains, can you explain why you are using domains such as .click .review .so and even .xyz?
Are you not aware that most search engines and ISP block several requests from these TLDs? .click and .xyz are topping with the highest number of shady sites. And yes, Google is looking into that matter and generally lowers your ranking until you gain some credibility. Edit: I see everyone focusing only on this para, this is just what I read before. Please read the next para, it's the reason I wrote this post.
Second thing is, I see a lot of numbers (t4sk4me) and hyphens (photo-graphy). I/we come across different sites each day, it's hard to remember "hyphens" and "numbers". Most of the time, I'll forget these low-level TLD domains and the ones with hyphens and numbers. Sometimes I forget it but try searching in my history with the leftovers I remember.
If I really need such a problem solver and if I unfortunately cleared my history, I'll try looking what I remember on Google. But hey, remember? Google just punished you for using a low-level TLD with all the "-" and "675"
Don't use .xyz and other very uncommon ones. If you can't find a name you're looking on a .com, then try .net. org .co even .me .ly and most country domains are Google safe.
You have my wishes for your next project. And current low-level TLD domain owners with hyphens and numbers, switch to good ones. For those thinking about costs, Porkbun has a $4 offer! If you look closer you can find a $1 domain elsewhere. Also, most hosting sites offer a free domain for the first year and even free-for-life domains throughout your hosting time with them.
Worth noting: Domains are an integral part of your online presence. Without a domain, you're no longer exist digitally! Give it a thought?