Gamertag already used


today I tried to change my Gamertag. Unfortunately it is already used. So far so good, but there are two points that make me curious about that.

1. Its a very unspecific name due to its prefix.

2. I cannot find the player with this name on the Xbox Live website.

Could it be possible that the name is not in usage but is still blocked. And is there any way to reactivate such a "dead" Gamertag e.g. from a player who renamed their account?

Thank you for your answer.




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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 7 Applies to:

If the system says it's in use then it is in use somewhere on Microsoft's servers. The tag system is in use on other services as well. So even if it doesn't show as a 360 tag, it could be in use elsewhere.

also, the system does not recognize things like spaces as making a gamertag unique. So you could look up "gamertag" which may say it's being used because someone made it like "gamer tag".

There is no way to request a gamertag.

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