Gamertag system issues

Every gamertag I want has been taken. I wouldn't have a problem with this if it wasn't for the fact that all but one of those Gamertags hasn't been used since the Original Xbox(they have no Gamerscore, activity, etc.). I want the gamertag The ShadowGamer, I've tried many variations and I'm one of those people who doesn't like numbers that stand for letters. Why doesn't Microsoft free these up if they are inactive for so long or have never been on Live since the original Xbox? I mean, hasn't it been like 3-5 years since they shut down the original Xbox's servers? I mean if it wasn't for the fact that the name is the Youtube account I made just for becoming a Youtuber I wouldn't care that much but I don't want to be TH3 ShadowGamer.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:
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They did release original Xbox gamertags a few years ago. But the tag system is used on other Microsoft services as well. So even if it hasn't been in used on the 360, it could still be used elsewhere.

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