Gamertag not available

I have this tag plus a new one that i just created. Ony my current tag, I checked the status of an available tag for my new account bc when you sign up, they just assign you one. Via the availability page, it said that the tag that I wanted, was available. When I log in as the new tag and try to change it to that available tag, it is now telling me that it is not available. I thought, maybe it got taken in the time it took me to create the new account, but no. When I go back to this tag and check availability, it still says its available, but it wont let me change the new tag to it. Any ideas why?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 5 Applies to:
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If the system says it's taken, then it's in use somewhere on Microsoft's servers. The system does not see things like spaces as making a gamertag unique. So if you're searching for "gamertag" it may show as available but you cannot actually use it if it's actually in use as "gamer tag".

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