You can unbind and release an EIP address.  After an EIP address is unbound, you still need to pay the EIP address retention fee. To avoid unnecessary cost, you can release an EIP address after unbinding it.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the VPC console.
  2. Log on to the VPC console.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elastic IP Addresses.
  4. Choose a region. All Elastic IP addresses under the selected region are displayed.
  5. Click Unbind. Then click OK in the displayed dialog box.
  6. After the EIP address is unbound, click More > Release, and click OK in the displayed dialog box.