Deleting Old Gamertags

I've had my eye on the gamertag 'paynexkiller' for the longest time. He hasn't been online since 2008. Why hasn't his account been deleted?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

Microsoft have only deleted original Xbox gamertags in the past. They usually don't delete gamertags even if they haven't been used after a few years. The gamertag system is also in use on other Microsoft services, so even if it isn't in use on the 360, it could be in use elsewhere.

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Yeah...so far, MS has announced deletion of only GTs from the orignal-Xbox era.  And that was a few years ago.

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The only time you will see when they will deleted gamertag is when Major Nelson on his blog will reveal it was done or when it will be done.  Have a nice day !

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hello there

the above answer is right. Major nelson will update and have a list of xbox gamertag that have been deleted when not in use

but remember that gamertag isnt just that

it also linked to Vudu or netflix

and sometimes having the gamertag like this pAyNexiLler also means the gamertag is already taken up

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