Want to create a Daum account? This guide will show how to do it step-by-step.
A mobile number is required to register. Any will do as long as it is not yet registered and it can receive a text message.
CREATING A DAUM ACCOUNT
A tablet, smartphone, or whatever can be used to register, however the Daum website might look different from the desktop view due to the size of the device’s screen and the options or links discussed below might be hard to find.
This guide was tested on a laptop using Internet Explorer.
1. Go to www.daum.net.
Note: Whitelist Daum website in the browser’s Pop-up Blocker, or allow the website’s pop-up(s) temporarily.
2. Press the 회원가입 [Sign Up] link below the Login box. See the screenshot below for reference:
3. On the next page, tick the checkboxes to agree to the terms of service. There are two that must be ticked in order to enable the 동의하기 [Agree] button. Click on it to proceed to the next step.
4. Enter the required information:
Note: Refrain from idling for a couple of minutes, or else the system will prompt to start from the beginning.
- First box [Daum ID]: Enter any preferred username or ID. It will be used to sign in to various Daum services. I didn’t get any specific guideline on how to accomplish this, but I used a combination of lowercase letters and numbers.
- Second Box [Password]: Create a strong password with a minimum of 8 characters. A combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols are accepted. A green text across it means it is strong.
- Third Box [Re-enter Password]: Just type in again the nominated password. A blue text across it means it is the same with the first box.
- Fourth Box [Name]: Type in the name. E.g. John Smith. Spacing and Hangul are allowed. Blue check icon across it means it’s accepted.
- Fifth Box [Mobile Number]: Country code will be supplied automatically depending on the IP address. Thus, just type in the digits beside it, then click on 인증 [Certify button]. If the country code is incorrect, just choose the right one in the drop-down menu.
- Sixth Box [Certification Number]: Enter the code provided in the text message from Naver, then click on 확인 [Confirm] button across it. Please take note that this must be completed in 10 minutes. The code delivery is real-time provided that the network provider does not block short-code SMS.
- Seventh Box [Email address]: This is optional, but I recommend adding one for account recovery purposes in the future.
5. Click on 다음단계 [Next Step] button.
Proceed to the next page.