Gamertag Changing problem

hello fellow gameZ0rz

what is going on :D

So today i was going to change my GT to the one of my dreams for so long but however it appeared to be taken.. :/

So I went to send a message to the owner of my dream Gamertag and it said it didnt exist :O

the gamertag isnt offensive or anything so i cant see why xbox live would lie to me :'(

Why is this happening??? 

sincerely (hopefully, soon to be....) xMiz

 

Discussion Info


Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 7 Applies to:

Banned gamertags are not removed from the system.

 

Microsoft stoped releasing dormant gamertags when it was found people were registering them, then selling them on eBay.

 

There is no way for you to obtain a banned or dormant gamertag.

thankyou very much :)

I think it happens, when they [Gamertag] block all communications too...

Thats not true.

[quote user="NoVa x Miz"]So today i was going to change my GT to the one of my dreams for so long but however it appeared to be taken.. :/

So I went to send a message to the owner of my dream Gamertag and it said it didnt exist :O[/quote]

You get the real answer by trying to change your gamertag to the one you want-- it's taken. Trying to send a message or friend request is an incomplete answer because gamertags can't differ only by spaces: you can't have "xMiz" because "x Miz" exists, but sending a message to the non-spaced version will say the gamertag "doesn't exist".

http://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=x%20Miz

This is explained by Support in a sticky post in the "Managing My Xbox Live Account" forum.

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/t/153151.aspx
[quote user="Mister Gwyther"]I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Most of the time if you are seeing a message saying the GT you want is unavailable, it’s true. One thing to remember is that spaces and capitalization don’t make your GT unique. For example, “Major Nelson”, “MajorNelson”, and “MaJoRnElSoN” are all the same GT.

 

GTs are also 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. If you try sending the GT you want a friend request and it says it’s not a valid GT that just means it isn’t used on Xbox LIVE, but it could be used for Zune or GFWL.


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.
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