Taken Gamertags

I want to change my gamertag, and have come up with a few thing I want to change it to, unfortunately these are taken, one is an inactive Zune account and the other is an inactive existing Xbox GT. I heard somewhere that Microsoft free up unused accounts every so often, any idea when this will next be? It's just annoying that the gamertags I want are taken but not being used.

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

Microsoft started releasing gamertags from the original Xbox about a month or 2 ago. So far those are the only ones they have started releasing.

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and even then original  xbox gamertags are being done as fast as they can

as they did mention it does take time

patience is a good thing :)

 

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I have some old gamertags that I want to reuse but need to wait on Microsoft to clear them up. If you send the gamertag you want a friend invite from a tag that you are using it will show as a pending friend request. If the gamertag is being used it will be either accepted or rejected, but if it just disapears then it has been made available for use again.

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You have to wait 7 years according to Microsoft as that is what one of the techs told me over the phone when I called Xbox support. The individual has to be inactive for 7 years before the name goes back up for use. I find this inconvenient and ridiculous. I say if you are a year or two inactive then you forfeit your name. Xbox does not see it this way.

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please do not bump threads from over 2 years ago thanks.

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