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How to extract domain from a URL in Excel

This is just a quick tip. Let’s say that you’ve got “http://www.google.com/search?q=1234” in cell B1 in Excel, but you want to display “google.com”. You can use this formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(MID(B1, FIND(“//”, B1)+2, FIND(“/”, B1, FIND(“//”, B1)+2)-8), “www.”, “”)

This isn’t perfect as it assumes you always use “http://”, ┬ábut it works pretty well for a quick, easy fix.