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Alibaba Cloud DNS:Pricing

Last Updated:May 30, 2023

1. Billing method

Alibaba Cloud DNS adopts the subscription billing method.

(1) Billable items

  • Edition: Personal Edition, Enterprise Standard Edition, or Enterprise Ultimate Edition.
  • DNS protection: DNS Attack Defense Basic or DNS Attack Defense Advanced.
  • Number of domain names: 1 to 100.

(2) Billing cycle

  • You can subscribe to Alibaba Cloud DNS for periods of one month, three months, six months, or one year. The subscription period starts on the day that you place your order.

(3) Expiration

  • If your subscription expires, the features included in the paid editions to which you subscribed will no longer be available. However, you can continue to use the features provided by the free edition.
  • You will be notified by email or text message seven days before your subscription is due to expire.
  • After your subscription expires, your DNS configuration will be retained for another seven days. If you renew your subscription within the seven days, your DNS configuration is not affected. Otherwise, your configuration in the paid editions is deleted and you can only use the configuration provided in the free edition.

2. Pricing

(1) Price for each edition

The prices of the three editions are as follows:

Edition Personal Edition Enterprise Standard Edition Enterprise Ultimate Edition
Price (USD) 7 per year 29 per year 81 per year

(2) Price for DNS protection

Two DNS protection levels are available. The price for each level is as follows:

DNS protection DNS Attack Defense Basic DNS Attack Defense Advanced
Unit price per domain name (USD) 86 per year 429 per year

The price of DNS protection is calculated as follows: DNS protection price of one domain name × Number of top-level domains (TLDs). The number of subdomains is not limited.

(3) Number of domain names

  • Each Alibaba Cloud DNS instance supports one domain name by default and does not limit the number of DNS records. You are charged for additional domain names and can add up to 100 domain names to an instance. The price per domain name varies depending on the edition.
  • If you add multiple subdomains of the same second-level domain name, they are billed as a single domain name. The number of DNS records in each subdomain is not limited.
Edition Personal Edition Enterprise Standard Edition Enterprise Ultimate Edition
Unit price per domain name (USD) 4 per year 7 per year 7 per year

3. Calculation formula

The subscription price is calculated as follows: Price of an edition + Price of DNS protection × Number of domain names + Price per domain name × (Number of domain names - 1).


Assume that you subscribe to Alibaba Cloud DNS for one year and purchase the following items: Enterprise Ultimate Edition, DNS Attack Defense Basic, and 15 domain names.

The subscription price is calculated as follows: USD 1,469 = USD 81 + USD 86 × 15 + USD 7 × (15 - 1).