Releases an Elastic IP address.

API description

Note the following before you release an Elastic IP address:

  • Only the Elastic IP addresses that are in the Available state can be released.
  • Only pay-as-you-go Elastic IP addresses can be released. Subscription Elastic IP addresses cannot be released.

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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required? Example value Description
Action String  Yes ReleaseEipAddress

The name of this action. Value: ReleaseEipAddress.

AllocationId String  Yes eip-2zeerraiwb7uj6i0d****

The ID of the Elastic IP address to be released.

RegionId String  Yes cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region to which the Elastic IP address belongs. To query the region ID, call DescribeRegions.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example value Description
RequestId String  748C38F6-9A3D-482E-83FB-DB6C39C68AEA

The ID of the request.


Request example

http(s):// Action=ReleaseEipAddress

Response example

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HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
404 InvalidAllocationId.NotFound Specified allocation ID is not found The specified public IP address does not exist.
400 IncorrectEipStatus Current elastic IP status does not support this operation. The status of the specified Elastic IP address does not support this operation.
500 InternalError The request processing has failed due to some unknown error. The request failed to be processed due to unknown errors.
404 Forbidden.RegionNotFound Specified region is not found during access authentication. The specified region does not exist.
400 Forbidden.ChargeTypeIsPrepaid It's forbidden to release a prepaid EIP Subscription Elastic IP addresses cannot be released.
400 Forbbiden The eip instance owener error You are not authorized to operate on this Elastic IP address.
400 TaskConflict.AssociateGlobalAccelerationInstance Operate too frequent. Too many requests were sent.

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.