Posted On: Apr 2, 2021

Starting today, Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) is available in four additional AWS Regions: GovCloud (US-East), GovCloud (US-West), Asia Pacific (Hong-Kong), and US West (Northern California).  

BYOIP allows you to bring your own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to AWS and advertise them on the internet. You can create Elastic IP addresses from your BYOIPv4 addresses and use them with AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Network Load Balancers, and NAT gateways. The Elastic IP addresses you create from BYOIPv4 addresses work in the same way as the Elastic IP addresses you get from AWS. The BYOIPv6 addresses work in the same as AWS provided IPv6 addresses. For example, you can associate these IPv6 addresses to subnets, Elastic Network Interfaces (ENI) and EC2 instances within your VPC. Additionally, you can use your BYOIPv6 for private connectivity to your on-premises networks by advertising them over Direct Connect.  

If your applications are using trusted IP addresses that your partners or customers have allow-listed in their firewalls, you can now move these applications to AWS without requiring your partners and customers to change their IP address allow-lists. BYOIP is also useful for applications that rely on IP address reputation to allow traffic from your endpoints to reach intended recipients, such as commercial email services. If you are required to use your own IPv6 addresses due to compliance and regulatory reasons, you can use BYOIPv6 to create your IPv6 applications in AWS with minimal disruptions.  

There is no additional charge to use the BYOIP feature. Also, you don’t have to pay for Elastic IP addresses that you create from BYOIP address prefixes.

With this regional expansion, BYOIP is available in the Asia Pacific (Hong-Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Canada (Central), EU (Dublin), EU (London), EU (Frankfurt), South America (Sao Paulo), US West (Northern California), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), GovCloud (US-East), and GovCloud (US-West) AWS Regions.

For more information about this feature, visit the BYOIP documentation.