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What does it mean when a gamertag says its taken but in reality its not?

I have been chasing a gamertag for months and all it says is not available. Constantly search to see if someone has grabbed this gamertag and no one has..
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The tags where probably banned from being reported and people were forced to change their gamertags.


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If I remember correctly. There was a glitch were you can get any gamertag you wanted. When you changed the name on the account you weren't able to get the gamertag at all anymore. I may be wrong.
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It will throw this for entries that contain profanity. Best way to check if names are taken is to try friend the gamertag
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Vader wroteWhat does it mean when a gamertag says its taken but in reality its not?

I have been chasing a gamertag for months and all it says is not available. Constantly search to see if someone has grabbed this gamertag and no one has..

That's because it's a gamertag that Xbox Live has blocked from anyone getting it, an example is the Gt Jesus
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To start with you need to check all possible combinations of the Gamertag, by this I mean spaced out versions.

Meaning if the Gamertag 'Hello' doesn't show up as taken it usually means that a spaced version exists.

But in some cases, the Gamertags are blocked, like the Gamertag God/Jesus. I can understand them being blocked but some tags like 'Complex' I can't understand.
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E60 wroteTo start with you need to check all possible combinations of the Gamertag, by this I mean spaced out versions.

Meaning if the Gamertag 'Hello' doesn't show up as taken it usually means that a spaced version exists.

But in some cases, the Gamertags are blocked, like the Gamertag God/Jesus. I can understand them being blocked but some tags like 'Complex' I can't understand.


Also, it could mean that the gamertag is registered on someone elses console, for example, my friend wanted the name "Tbd" but a friend before already tried it and it wasn't taken, but the other friend was getting a already taken prompt.

Also i know the guy Hello, he plays a lot of overwatch with me
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for example, every version of "Subzero" is not available. i tried S U B Z E R O, I tried The Subzero
Sub Zero... none of them are taken but none of them can be used.
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If you type in a gamertag say I type in: aji8asdjasdijasd
Then my friend trys it after I search & see it's unclaimed.THEY CANNOT GET IT as there's a timer on the gamertag for me to snag it..

so when someone searches for Example HelloDonger69 - that gamertag is locked to their email for so long then it's reset. so others cannot attempt to get it.

Edit: the gamertag could be banned, or blocked due to previous glitches where you'd get a name that was taking by taking it with spaces.

Or, someone could be turboing the name so others cannot get it.

If you truly think it's not taken, Contact Support they'll help you get the tag.
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Chat wroteIf you type in a gamertag say I type in: aji8asdjasdijasd
Then my friend trys it after I search & see it's unclaimed.THEY CANNOT GET IT as there's a timer on the gamertag for me to snag it..

so when someone searches for Example HelloDonger69 - that gamertag is locked to their email for so long then it's reset. so others cannot attempt to get it.

Edit: the gamertag could be banned, or blocked due to previous glitches where you'd get a name that was taking by taking it with spaces.

Or, someone could be turboing the name so others cannot get it.

If you truly think it's not taken, Contact Support they'll help you get the tag.


I tried to contact xbox support. They basically told me there is nothing they can do. Typical support lol.
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