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Web Application Firewall:Terminate the WAF service

Last Updated:Sep 20, 2023

If your WAF instance expires and you do not want to continue using it, you can terminate the WAF service. This topic describes how to terminate the WAF service.


  1. Log on to the WAF console. In the top navigation bar, select the resource group and the region in which the WAF instance is deployed. You can select Chinese Mainland or Outside Chinese Mainland.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the Overview page, click Terminate WAF Service.


    If your WAF instance is a subscription instance, the Terminate WAF Service button appears only after the instance expires.

  3. Confirm that the DNS records of your websites point to the origin servers. Then, click OK.

What to do next

If you want to resume using WAF after terminating your existing WAF service, you can purchase a new WAF 3.0 instance on the WAF buy page.Web Application Firewall buy page For more information, see Purchase a subscription WAF 3.0 instance and Purchase a pay-as-you-go WAF 3.0 instance.