Gamertag in use but also doesn't exist?

Today I tried to change my gamertag and it said that the gamertag was already in use so I attempted to add the gamertag as a friend and it said that it doesn't exist, So I looked on CheckGamertag.com and it also said that it was availible.

I would like to know if there is any reason I can't have this gamertag, It does not involve anything that is rude etc.

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 8 Applies to:

It could be a Zune or Windows Phone tag. Plus gamertag checkers are not that accurate, so I would not rely on them.

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[quote user="Revere Evs"]Today I tried to change my gamertag and it said that the gamertag was already in use so I attempted to add the gamertag as a friend and it said that it doesn't exist, So I looked on CheckGamertag.com and it also said that it was availible.[/quote]

That website is no more helpful than "adding the gamertag". Trying checking your own gamertag without a space. The site will tell you it is available, but nobody could change their 'tag to that because you have the version with a space. So that site is telling you nothing you couldn't try to find out by editing a bunch of  Xbox.com URLs looking for gamertags.

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[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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