Updated on 2023-12-27 GMT+08:00

Auto-renewing WAF

Auto-renewal reduces the management cost of manual renewals and prevents protected domain names from being automatically deleted if you forget to manually renew the subscription. The auto-renewal rules are as follows:

  • The first auto-renewal date and billing cycle are calculated based on the expiration date of your WAF instance.
  • The WAF auto-renewal duration is of your choice For example, if you select a 3-month duration, WAF automatically renews the subscription for 3 months before each expiration.
  • Auto-renewal can be enabled before your WAF instance expires. The system will automatically renew your WAF instance at 3:00 a.m. on the seventh day before it expires. If the auto-renewal fails, the system will try again at 3:00 a.m. every day until WAF expires or the renewal is successful.
  • You can still perform a manual renewal even when auto-renewal is enabled. After a manual renewal is complete, auto-renewal is still in effect, and the system will start deducting renewal fees from your account 7 days before the new subscription expires.
  • By default, the system automatically deducts fees from your account 7 days before your instance expires. You can change the renewal date to another day if needed, for example, 6 days or 5 days before the instance expires.


The yearly/monthly-billed WAF instance you want to enable auto-renewal for has not expired.

Enabling Auto-renewal on the WAF Purchase Page

You can enable auto-renewal on the page for purchasing WAF, as shown in Figure 1. For more details, see Purchasing Cloud WAF.

Figure 1 Auto-renew

Enabling Auto-renewal on the Renewals Page

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, choose Billing & Costs > Renewal. The Renewals page is displayed.
  3. Customize search criteria.

    • On the Auto Renewals page, you can view the resources for which auto-renewal has been enabled.
    • You can enable auto-renewal for resources on the Manual Renewals, Pay-per-Use After Expiration, and Renewals Canceled pages.

  4. Locate the target instance and click Enable Auto-Renew in the Operation column.
  5. Select the renewal duration and the number of auto-renewal times.
  6. Click OK.

    For more details, see Enabling Auto-Renewal.