You can release an Elastic IP address. After an Elastic IP address is released, it is no longer billed.
- Disassociate the Elastic IP address from EIP Bandwidth Plan. For more information, see Remove an Elastic IP address from an Internet Shared Bandwidth instance.
- Disassociate the Elastic IP address from all instances. For more information, see Unbind an Elastic IP address from a cloud instance.
- You can only release pay-as-you-go Elastic IP addresses. You cannot release subscription-based Elastic IP addresses.
- Elastic IP addresses that are locked due to security reasons cannot be released.
- The pay by traffic billing method generates bills on an hourly basis. A bill is generated
on the hour and contains fees that are incurred during the last hour.
For example, if you release an Elastic IP address at 10:30, you will receive a bill at 11:00. This bill contains fees incurred during 10:00 to 11:00.
- The pay by bandwidth billing method generates bills on a daily basis. A bill is generated
at 00:00 every day and contains fees that are incurred during the last day.
For example, if you release an Elastic IP address on January 1, 2019, you will receive a bill at 00:00 January 2, 2019. This bill contains fees that are incurred during January 1, 2019.
- Log on to the VPC console.
- In the left-side navigation pane, click Elastic IP Addresses.
- Select the region of the target Elastic IP address.
- On the Elastic IP Addresses page, place the pointer over in the Actions column, and then select Release.
- In the message that appears, click OK.
If the Elastic IP address belongs to a continuous EIP group, all Elastic IP addresses in the group are released. Confirm and select the I have read and understand the preceding information, and want to release the continuous EIP group and all Elastic IP addresses in it. check box, and then click OK.