After releasing an Elastic IP address, it is released to the IP address pool and might
be unavailable to you. Be sure to update your DNS records and any servers or devices
that communicate with the address. If you attempt to release an Elastic IP address
that you already released, you'll get an
AuthFailure error if the address
is already allocated to another AWS account.
[EC2-Classic, default VPC] Releasing an Elastic IP address automatically disassociates it from any instance that it's associated with. To disassociate an Elastic IP address without releasing it, use DisassociateAddress.
[Nondefault VPC] You must use DisassociateAddress to disassociate the Elastic
IP address before you try to release it. Otherwise, Amazon EC2 returns an error (
Version: (assembly version)
public abstract ReleaseAddressResponse ReleaseAddress( ReleaseAddressRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the ReleaseAddress service method.
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5