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Elastic IP Address:ReleaseEipAddress

Last Updated:Jul 10, 2024

Releases an elastic IP address (EIP).

Operation description

Before you call this operation, take note of the following items:

  • Before you release an EIP, make sure that the EIP meets the following requirements:

    • You can release only an EIP that is in the Available state.
    • You can release only a pay-as-you-go EIP. You cannot release a subscription EIP.
  • ReleaseEipAddress is an asynchronous operation. After a request is sent, the system returns a request ID and runs the task in the background. You can call the DescribeEipAddresses operation to query the status of the task:

    • If the EIP is in the Releasing state, the EIP is being released. In this state, you can only query the EIP and cannot perform other operations.
    • If you cannot query the EIP, the EIP is released.
  • You cannot repeatedly call the ReleaseEipAddress operation to release an EIP within the specified period of time.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer.

Authorization information

There is currently no authorization information disclosed in the API.

Request parameters


The ID of the region to which the EIP belongs. You can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the most recent region list.


The ID of the EIP that you want to release.


Response parameters


The response parameters.


The request ID.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "748C38F6-9A3D-482E-83FB-DB6C39C68AEA"

Error codes

HTTP status codeError codeError messageDescription
400IncorrectEipStatusCurrent elastic IP status does not support this operation.You cannot perform the operation when the specified EIP is in the current state.
400Forbidden.ChargeTypeIsPrepaidIt's forbidden to release a prepaid EIPYou cannot release subscription EIPs.
400TaskConflict.AssociateGlobalAccelerationInstanceOperate too frequent.The number of requests that you send exceeds the upper limit.
400InvalidOperation.DeletionProtectionThe instance cannnot delete because of deletion protecion.-
400Forbidden.ReleaseSegmentEipRelease single segment eip is forbidden.-
400ForbiddenThe eip instance owner errorThe EIP does not belong to your account. Check whether you are authorized to perform the operation on the EIP.
400Mismatch.%sAnd%sThe %s and %s are mismatched.The parameter does not match. Check the parameter.
404InvalidAllocationId.NotFoundSpecified allocation ID is not found.The error message returned because the specified EIP does not exist. Check whether the value of the parameter is valid.
404Forbidden.RegionNotFoundSpecified region is not found during access authentication.The specified region does not exist. Check whether the specified region ID is valid.
500InternalErrorThe request processing has failed due to some unknown error.An unknown error occurred.

For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.