Changing my gamertag

Hi, i wanna change my gamertag to Alien when i search for friends on the xbox and write Alien it says The gamertag you entered does not exist on xbox LIVE. Same With xbox.com proof: http://gyazo.com/e4cb2289144bce65941de0cf40c5210b.png okay and when i try to change my gamertag it says Alien is taken. Please try another. Proof: http://gyazo.com/2e74f15411a66656ed2366ec2cc7ac2f

Please help me. Thanks :)

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 9 Applies to:

it may not exist on xbox live but it can exist on forums and zune and games for windows accounts

if it says it taken its taken

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The reliable way to know that a gamertag is available is to try to change yours to the new one; that's it. It doesn't matter how well you think you check it otherwise, such as sending a friend request or "browsing" for it.

 

In this case, Alien is the same as A l i e n, though you won't find the second one by searching for the first version.

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It could be still gettting transferred from the original Xbox gamertags, but nobody knows if the certain gamertag transferred would be available or now, and it could be abandoned and/or used in Zune.

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DannoMck is correct above.  Because the name A L I E N (with spaces) does exist, ALIEN (without spaces) can not exist as well.  If you take my gamertag as an example, there can not be ZenLikeCalm.

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