Background information

When the WAF instance expires, you can release it.

Note Before you release a WAF instance, make sure that all protected domain names are resolved to the origin sites instead of the WAF instance. Once the instance is released, all website configurations are cleared. If any request still reaches the WAF instance, it cannot be forwarded.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud WAF console, and select the region.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Close WAF.
    Note This button appears only when the WAF instance expires.
  3. Confirm that all protected domain names are resolved to the origin sites, and click OK to release the WAF instance.