Account Gamertag

Hello, I've been wanting to change my gamertag for a while now but been unsure what you change it to. The other day I tried to use my actual name (Tom Owen) in one of them websites which tell you if a gamertag is taken or not. I was shocked when I found it was not being used and try to change my gamertag but its giving me an error message that its being used I tried to go to the profile of the gamertag but nothing comes up as if it doesn't exist, I then tried to friend request the tag and was told that the gamertag doesn't exist.

Is this an error in the system blocking me from using the tag?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

It'll likely be in use on Zune and/or GFWL hence why you can't use it.

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I thought GFWL players have Gamertags which use the same profiles as normal xbox gamertags? I also checked Zune and its not being used. Do you know if the spacing in gamertags messes things up? tomowen is already taken by some jap who hasn't played in years.

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Yes. tom owen and tomowen would be considered the same thing even with the space.

Also, it's not a good idea to have your name as a gamertag anyway and it's actually against the code of conduct.

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That's a bit silly having it actually against the rules, surely its my choice. Thanks for the help guys!

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It's more of a security issue. It's not a good idea to give out your personal information when you don't know who might be on the other side.

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