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Alibaba Cloud DNS:Pricing

Last Updated:Jan 26, 2024

1. Billing methods

When you use Alibaba Cloud DNS (Public DNS - Authoritative DNS), you are charged for the following two billable items:

  • Alibaba Cloud DNS (monthly or yearly subscription): This service is billed on a monthly or yearly subscription basis. After you purchase this service, you can use the global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service provided by paid authoritative DNS servers. For more information about the differences between editions of Alibaba Cloud DNS, see Editions.

  • Authoritative DNS Advanced Service: Authoritative DNS Advanced Service is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. The advanced service mainly supports the DNS traffic analysis feature. More features will be available in the future. Fees are generated only if you use the feature supported by the service after you activate the service.

2. Billing rules

(1) Alibaba Cloud DNS (monthly or yearly subscription)

If you want to use the public authoritative DNS resolution service of the official edition provided by Alibaba Cloud DNS, you must purchase a hosted public zone instance first.

Billable item

Type

Unit price

Description

Hosted public zone

Personal Edition

USD 7 per year

For more information about differences between the features of these editions, see Editions.

Enterprise Standard Edition

USD 29 per Year

Enterprise Ultimate Edition

USD 81 per Year

DNS protection

DNS Attack Defense Basic

USD 86 per Year

  • Protection against DNS attacks is not provided for zones that are bound to free Alibaba Cloud DNS instances.

  • DNS Attack Defense Basic: provides basic protection against up to ten million DNS attacks per second for each zone that is bound to an Alibaba Cloud DNS instance.

  • DNS Attack Defense Advanced: provides advanced protection against more than 100 million DNS attacks per second for each zone that is bound to an Alibaba Cloud DNS instance.

Note
  • DNS protection fee = Unit price of DNS protection × Number of zones

  • If subzones are separately hosted by Alibaba Cloud DNS and bound to paid instances, the subzones are counted as zones.

DNS Attack Defense Advanced

USD 429 per Year

Zone

Personal Edition

USD 4 per year

By default, each Alibaba Cloud DNS (Public DNS - Authoritative DNS) instance can be bound to one zone. If more than one zone is bound to the instance, you are charged for the excessive Zones. You can bind up to 100 zones to the instance.

Note
  • Zone fee = Unit price of Zones × (Number of Zones - 1)

  • If subzones are separately hosted by Alibaba Cloud DNS and bound to paid instances, the subzones are counted as zones.

Enterprise Standard Edition

USD 7 per year

Enterprise Ultimate Edition

USD 7 per year

Instance fee = Edition fee + Unit price of DNS protection × Number of zones + Unit price of zones × (Number of zones - 1)

For example, you purchase a hosted public zone instance of Enterprise Ultimate Edition within Account A for a year. Fifteen zones are bound to the instance and DNS Attack Defense Basic is enabled for the instance. Fee for the hosted public zone = USD 1469. The fee is calculated by using the following formula: USD 81 + USD 86 × 15 + USD 7 × (15 - 1).

Expiration

  • If your subscription expires, the features that are supported by the paid edition become unavailable, but you can continue to use the features provided by the free edition.

  • You are notified by email or Short Message Service (SMS) message seven days before your subscription is due to expire.

  • After the expiration, your DNS configurations are retained for another seven days. If you renew the subscription within seven days, your DNS configurations are not affected. Otherwise, the DNS configurations provided in the paid edition are deleted, and you can only use the DNS configurations provided in the free edition.

(2) Authoritative DNS Advanced Service

If you want to use the advanced public authoritative DNS resolution service provided by Alibaba Cloud DNS, you need to activate Authoritative DNS Advanced Service.

Service

Advanced features

Unit price

Description

Authoritative DNS Advanced Service

DNS traffic analysis

0.03 USD/10,000 logs

The traffic analysis feature is billed based on the number of authoritative DNS resolution logs and the bill is settled on a daily basis.

DNS traffic analysis fee = Number of authoritative DNS resolution logs analyzed × Unit price of the traffic analysis feature

For example, 1 million authoritative DNS resolution logs are analyzed in a day within Account A. The DNS traffic analysis fee is USD 3. The fee is calculated by using the following formula: 1 million × USD 0.03/10,000.

Overdue payments

If your account has overdue payments, Authoritative DNS Advanced Service becomes unavailable. The service resumes after you complete the overdue payments.