Changing Gamertag

Hi,

I am trying to change my gamertag, and no matter what I try to use, it says that the gamertag is already taken.

A site called checkgamertag.com tells me that the gamertags I have tried are available, but the console or the site wont let me change it.

Is there a problem just now, or is it just me.

TIA

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 6 Applies to:

Hi there, the site you referred to has nothing to do with Microsoft or Xbox Live, so whatever it says is most likely incorrect.

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[quote user="PowderedSquare7"]A site called checkgamertag.com...[/quote]They are not affiliated with Microsoft, so they would not know either way


[quote]I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Just because you can't friend request a GT doesn't mean it is available. First of all, all GT are tied to services like Zune or Games for Windows LIVE. If a GT doesn't exist on Xbox, it might be in use on one of those services. Also, spaces and capitalization are not considered when looking for available GTs. For example, "Major Nelson" is the same as "MajorNelson" is the same as "MaJoR nElSoN". Basically if the service says the GT isn't available, it isn't available.

I heard old GTs are being re-added. When will "This GT" be available?
There is no schedule or estimated dates for when certain GTs will become available again. GTs are not an on-demand service. They will be available when they are available. [/quote]http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/t/19165.aspx#gt

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