Gamertag not available after logging out?

Discus and support Gamertag not available after logging out? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I was making a gamertag for my wife and it was available but when we were choosing her profile pic I logged out of the screen, and then all of a sudden... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by FunnieApple, May 28, 2024.

  1. FunnieApple
    FunnieApple Guest

    Gamertag not available after logging out?


    I was making a gamertag for my wife and it was available but when we were choosing her profile pic I logged out of the screen, and then all of a sudden it wasn't available anymore. Even though it says it is everywhere else. There is no way someone took the very specific, to her name gamertag in the moment when we made it up at 12 at night in the 2 seconds I accidently logged out, so what's the deal why can't we use the name anymore??

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    FunnieApple, May 28, 2024
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  2. FunnieApple Win User

    Gamertag not available after logging out?

    Thank you, we used it with the numbers to our dismay because we had no other choice, I will try to change it tomorrow and see if it allows it to be used without the numbers added to the end.
  3. Smwutches Win User

    Gamertag not available after logging out?

    Give it a little bit of time and then try again. If you were using the changing system to see if it's available, it'll reserve the tag for a short time thinking you were about to use it. Since it got disrupted, the system may still be holding onto it for a short time.
  4. Daft Badger Win User

    Get the name of a banned account.

    Afraid not.

    Gamertags are not made available on demand.

    As of last year,if a gamertag does not log in for 5 years then it is made available although i'm not sure whether that applies to banned gamertags.
  5. Internet Expert Win User

    Xbox gamertags

    The gamertag text field can immediately check if a gamertag is available, or you can select a randomly generated gamertag if you want to get to playing right away.

    Please note that if a gamertag is not available, it is not available. Xbox Support cannot release gamertags from allegedly inactive users by request. Gamertags are only released if the owner has not logged into their Microsoft account for five straight years,
    and some people do keep their account active by logging into other services (Office, Outlook, etc).
  6. bfbcAnch Win User

    Gamertag not available after checking for availability

    This is strange. Today I bought Batman Arkham City for PC and was asked to log in to LIVE. I did that and I noticed that you could change the Gamertag from there as well. So I entered the excact same name that was first availible, then taken, yesterday.

    And today it worked for some reason. Does anyone know why this happened?
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