Which Google Spreadsheets formula do I use to get the domain part from an email address?

Example: bob@example.comexample.com


I would use the following formula to obtain an URL.


       "No valid entry"

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 =IF(ISEMAIL(A2),REGEXEXTRACT(A2,"@(.+)"),IF(ISURL(A2),A2,IF(ISURL(REGEXEXTRACT(A2,"@(.+)")),REGEXEXTRACT(A2,"@(.+)"),"No valid entry")))


A1 is validated for being an e-mail address. If TRUE, then use the REGEXEXTRACT formula you constructed. If the e-mail address turns out to be not a valid address, then validate for an URL. If the URL turns out to be not a valid URL, then check if the REGEX is an valid URL. Show text No valid entry is no of the IF statements are true.


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I've created an example file for you: Get domain from email address

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    If you want both (or don't mind having both), =split(A2, "@") in A3 would put bob in A3 and example.com in A4. A little more concise. – Wayne Werner Oct 21 '14 at 16:48

This formula will do the job:


If no @ is found, the original value is shown.

The =regexextract function (documentation) executes the regular expression parameter (@(.*)) against the value of cell A1, and returns the matching group.

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    I'm not an expert on REGEX (@Vidar is....), but the (.*) is too generic. Btw, if no match is found, it will throw an error. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Oct 21 '14 at 10:38
  • Why is (.*) too generic? Don't you want everything after the @? – Holloway Oct 21 '14 at 11:15
  • @Trengot I was thinking of something in line of "@([A-Za-z0-9-.]+)") – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Oct 21 '14 at 11:45
  • @Trengot See stackoverflow.com/a/7111947/1536038 – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Oct 21 '14 at 11:46
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    @JacobJanTuinstra That regex won't work with all domain names, only ASCII ones. Domain names can have Unicode characters in them, e.g. 㯙㯜㯙㯟.net – user80142 Oct 21 '14 at 18:20

If your email address (bob@example.com) is in A1

=index(split(A1,"@"),0,2) = example.com

=index(split(A1,"@"),0,1) = bob

You are splitting on the @ and than using index to select which column you want from the split.

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