Gamertags -what's up?

I wanted to change one of my family gamerstags and use that Xbox gamertag site to search for existing names.  I found a lot of names I wanted were already held by gold members with absolutely no activity. 

Are that really active accounts or Xbox hasn't cleared them out yet?  Maybe it belongs to some person who pays an annual fee and has no idea what is going on.



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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Their activity could be set to private, so they are hidden and appear unactive. Also, if someone paid for a 12-month subscription, that's a  year that account will be in gold, active or not.

I admit, it does suck when someone is wasting a name you want.

thanks!  hmmm didn't think of that.