Way to claim an inactive Xbox gamertag?

Discus and support Way to claim an inactive Xbox gamertag? in XboX Insiders to solve the problem; Hey everyone! I was directed here by a support rep to see if I could claim a gamertag from an account that has been inactive for ~9 years. The original... Discussion in 'XboX Insiders' started by /u/nicnacnic1, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Way to claim an inactive Xbox gamertag?


    Hey everyone!
    I was directed here by a support rep to see if I could claim a gamertag from an account that has been inactive for ~9 years. The original gamertag is nicnacnic and my current one is nicnacnic3485. I also own an YT and Twitch channel and viewers are having trouble finding my account. If anyone needs the support chat, here it is: https://microsoft-xbox.directly.com...9&et=2c99859373799ff10173a826e5a97278&fe=true

    Thanks.

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  2. Nburns25 Win User

    Gamertag is taken even though everywhere says its not

    Hello,

    Microsoft has stated previously that an account must be inactive for a minimum of 2 years before being designated as inactive. After that period, the gamertag can be reclaimed by a new account. Before then, there is no way to claim the gamertag if it is
    linked to an account that has not been inactive for two years.

    I hope this helps and sorry for the inconvenience.
  3. HyperVenom523 Win User

    Change Gamertag

    The name must be inactive by 5 or more years to claim it but that dont mean you can always do so because every Xbox account is tied to an email, so if the Xbox account is 5 years inactive but the email used for that account is being used constantly then
    you cant claim that name at all...
  4. Smwutches Win User

    Inactive Gamertag Claiming

    Per the terms of service, if a person does not sign into their account for 5 years, the account will be released.
  5. Flymonkey102 Win User

    Change Gamertag

    No you will need to wait for the tag to become inactive for you to be able to claim that.
  6. Lillithvain Win User

    This Gamertag does not exist on Xbox Live

    Chances are if it won't let you claim that tag, it is taken by someone else or set to expired/inactive. But, it will be a long time before the tag is available if it is expired/inactive. But, out of curiosity, what is that tag?
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