I'm a software/web dev, and I had an idea for a joke website. Since all of the variations with the word "news" I would like are taken, I thought I'd just replace it with "shoes."
A few things worth noting:
I'm in the US.
It is not a parody of an existing website and does not defame anybody.
I did a quick search of the trademark database, and it doesn't seem to infringe any trademarks.
I would put a small Google ads banner towards the top of the page, so it's possible that I could make a profit from it.
But the url is still similar to another website's, simply with the name "news" replaced by "shoes." This website is currently occupied by a cybersquatter.
There's another url that it's kinda/sorta similar to, which is also occupied by a cybersquatter.
Is this something that I could be sued for?