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Gamertags! Allow them to expire like domains & give them back to active players

So many grab all the gamertags and there are millions that aren't in use anymore. Why not take those back and release them again. Allow us to pay for 1 year of 5 years of that gamertag. If a gamertag is offline for a certain amount of time, let it expire and give it to the gamers that are actually gaming. I can't get "Blueprint" and have to hear how I spelled it wrong. I'm sure many other users would love a great gt or have similiar wants? :)

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  • Etheopein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to happen again, there are still so many gamertags that are not active, just sitting there while there are many active players who would love to have those awesome gamertags. This gamertag recycle should happen every two or three years of an account being offline and without gold

  • UrQuanPresident commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is really not enough, Gamertag release should become an automatic process and not a once-in-two-decades release.

  • Player019423960 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Microsoft. Back in 2010 I have bought my first Nokia Lumia device and created Microsoft account. After sometime I have created my gamertag and closed account. It is almost 8 years since I do used it, but gamertag is still locked. When are you planning to release 2nd bath of gamertags?

  • exXboxuser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow Gamertags that have NOT Been Used in Over 2 years to be claimed by other Members ... FOR FREE!!! $10** just to Change your gamertag is RIDICULOUS !!!!!!!

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  • Pilort commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    all the old gamertags that have been inactive since the stone age need to be reset

  • Dragon Invoker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey! My original gamertag was not released back in 2016 despite being inactive. Just today, I have recovered that gamertag and account, but it is not associated with my Microsoft account that I created when I switched to Windows 10.

    I spoke to customer support about it as seen below:

    ME: Is there a simple way to just link this account or transfer my gamertag to my general use microsoft account

    CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Actually, before we have a way to do that here on our end. However, as of now that power was revoked from us because of some issues we are encountering while doing that. Now, we can change an account email or alias but this the email that will be replaced will be no longer available to use.

    ME: Okay. Is there someone else who can? Or will you have that ability in the foreseeable future? It would be nice to have a single account. Because as it stands, even with the new email, my old email is still the sign in, right? My gamertag is the same as my skype, so I can use my gamertag or my new email to sign into account that isn't actually associated with the gamertag. You can imagine how that could get confusing

    CUSTOMER SUPPORT: As of now, we have received no updates regarding that issue. I have an idea! You can actually share your opinion on our forums where our games specialists and Xbox Ambassadors are timely monitoring it. You can post some suggestions there and who know if you can gain support from other players and it may reach our higher department and have it reviewed, it may be included to our next update :)

    I would really appreciate it if I could transfer my gamertag and associated gaming information onto my new account. I did not create a specific microsoft account for my gamertag, it got grandfathered into one. So it makes sense that there should be some way to associate it with a new account.

    Cheers.

  • PresidentClarke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am wanting to change my gamertag to Paradox, the original gamertag owner hasn't been active for a few years.

  • TamerSaturn54 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    is it possible to expand the functionality of a guest account by creating a VIP host by paying for each subscription having the same account name attached to the main account?if pay an extra?

  • Usitrel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need another wave of inactive name release, the names that i wanted was not released. And the accounts are like 10 years old. :(

  • Sgt Rorschach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Gamertags that haven't seen any use on an Xbox in a decade should be automatically made available! 10 years is an extremely long amount of time to not hop on your Xbox account ONCE.

  • Void Ink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, there are inactive gamertags that should be avaliable after being inactive for so long..

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