Before you begin

To use Edge IP Binding, you need to meet certain requirements and understand some key points.

  • Edge IP Binding must be included on your contract. Work with your account representative to get this service, for the applicable product.

  • You need to use a supported product. EIPB support is offered for use with these products:

    • Adaptive Media Delivery
    • Download Delivery
    • Internet of Things
    • Object Delivery
  • Edge IP Binding is intended for zone-rated billing environments. Zero-rated billing involves a third party, such as a mobile carrier that establishes a partnership with you to offer their traffic at no cost to your end users; or to prevent counting it against a data capacity threshold ("data cap"). Since identifying this type of traffic can be difficult, the solution is to provide you, as our customer, a number of fixed IP addresses that can be used exclusively for these purposes. This is what Edge IP Binding does.


If your delivery scenario only includes non-zero-rated billing traffic, avoid serving it through Edge IP Binding.

  • In your property configuration, you can only create a single property hostname to use Edge IP Binding. If you create an additional property hostname and enable it, it won't be applied and the proper CNAME chain won't be created. If you need to include multiple vanity hostnames in your property, set them in a single property hostname using the Add Hostname field, and enable Edge IP Binding for that property hostname.

  • There's a slight latency impact. Edge IP Binding introduces another network to the request string, so a request may take slightly longer. Exact times have not been measured, but they're minimal.

  • There may be additional prerequisites. Edge IP Binding is enabled in a property hostname in Property Manager. A property hostname fields requests to the ​Akamai​ network to process delivery of your content, and it can connect securely via HTTPS or non-securely via HTTP. ​Akamai​ offers multiple ways to set up these connections and they're discussed in the topics in the Add Edge IP Binding category. Any additional prerequisites are discussed in there.