Ability to grab the Gamertag of an old inactive account

Discus and support Ability to grab the Gamertag of an old inactive account in XboX Insiders to solve the problem; There is an old Gamertag that I've kept my eyes on for a bit and I would love to have the name. It's been inactive for years so it's just sitting there... Discussion in 'XboX Insiders' started by /u/NRG_Motions, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Ability to grab the Gamertag of an old inactive account


    There is an old Gamertag that I've kept my eyes on for a bit and I would love to have the name. It's been inactive for years so it's just sitting there collecting dust. It's a name I've been going by for a while and would love to properly represent myself with the tag. (snoitom)

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    /u/NRG_Motions, Oct 1, 2019
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  2. Wolfie McG Win User

    Gamer Tags Recycling

    If an account is inactive for five years the gamertag is then released back into the back for anyone to grab.
  3. Cranky Jedi Win User

    Taken gamer tag, but its not used?!

    I don't agree with deleting inactive gamertag's that haven't been used in a while, but if you change your gamertag then the old one should be up for grabs instead of being put in limbo for an unspecified period of time.
  4. under_scored Win User

    Recover old gamertag that may be disassociated with email

    Now that I'm looking at it on xboxgamertag.com, i do see a few games that i didn't play. So maybe it was hacked and i didn't know it! lol.
    Saturday,

    Is it possible Microsoft purged your gamertag for inactivity, and someone created a new gamertag, spelled identically to your old one? While there have been periodic mass purges of millions of inactive accounts, in 2016, Microsoft set a requirement of logging
    in once every five years. In 2019, this inactivity period was reduced to two years:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4511051/microsoft-account-activity-policy

    If so, your old gamertag might be up for grabs if you wait long enough.

    Good luck,

    Under Scored
  5. Pritt-DCC9E71B-4FB5- Win User

    Inactive Xbox Live Gamertag

    www.ign.com/.../ask-microsoft-anything-about-xbox-one

    In this article, Microsoft teases that they may be releasing inactive Gamertags. Is it just false hope?

    "Will you be releasing old, inactive Gamertags for use on the Xbox One?

    WHITTEN: We’ve released inactive gamertags in the past, but it’s been a while. Stay tuned."

    The article is admittedly old, but it is from after they released inactive Gamertags the first time.
  6. Mistress Sara Win User

    Old inactive gamertag

    Unfortunately once a Gamertag is issued, it's not reissued. The player could be using it for other Microsoft accounts, and not an Xbox.

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    I know a couple of years ago Major Nelson posted on his blog that they were going to resurrect old tags but there hasn't been much talk since that time.

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    I hope this helps.
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