Here’s How to Create a Daum Account

Need to create a Daum account but don’t know how? In this post, learn how to register for a Daum ID or username without the need of a translation tool.

Want a Daum account?

The Requirement

A mobile number! You can use any number as long as it is not yet registered to Daum. Also, please make sure that you can receive a text message.

CREATING a Daum Account

You can use a tablet, smartphone, or whatever to register, though the Daum website may look differently compared to the below pictures which were taken from Internet Explorer.

1. Go to

2. Click the 회원가입 (Sign Up) link inside the Login box.

Sign up for a Daum account3. Select “휴대폰 번호로 가입” on the next page. It means to sign up using a mobile number (local or foreign number).

Sign up for a Daum account with a mobile number4. On the next page, tick the checkboxes to agree to the terms of service, then click 동의하기 (Agree) button.

Agree to the terms of service5. Fill out the registration form. Please refrain from idling for a couple of minutes, or else, you have to start again from the beginning.

Daum Registration Form 1First box (Daum ID): Enter your preferred username or ID. No guideline was shown on-screen, but a combination of lowercase and numbers are OK.

Second Box (Password): Create a password consisting of at least 8 characters. You can use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols.

Third Box (Re-enter Password): Just type in your password again.

Fourth Box (Name): Type in your name. E.g. John Smith. You can put a space between your first and last name and you can also use Hangul. First name-only is fine.

Fifth Box (Mobile Number): The country code will be matched with your IP address. Thus, just type your digits in the box provided, then click on 인증 (Certify button). You should receive a text message containing a code afterward.

Sixth Box (Certification Number): Enter the code from the text message, then click on 확인 (Confirm) button. You have ten minutes to complete this. The code is usually sent real-time.

Seventh Box (Email address): This is not required, but I recommend it for account recovery.

6. Lastly, click on 다음단계 (Next Step) button.

Done! You now have an account.

To go back to the Daum home page and to start checking mail or other services like Cafe, Music, tvPot, et cetera, just click on 서비스로 돌아가기.

Welcome to DaumYour email format from Daum is

Tip: Error message “유효시간이 초과되거나, 잘못된 접근입니다. 처음부터 다시 시도해 주세요.” means you have to go back to Step 1 or 2, while “[Mobile number] 입력하신 번호로 인증번호를 발송합니다. 번호가 정확한지 확인해 주세요.” means the mobile number must be authenticated. Just press OK to proceed.

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17 replies on “Here’s How to Create a Daum Account”

How do I get my certification number, am I supposed to sign up on Naver to get it and how do I add it on the register? Every time I click the empty space for the certification number it won’t let me add anything.

A lot of things seem to have changed. Would it be possible to update this guide? I’ve been having trouble signing up for months and I still haven’t found a solution. Thanks in advance.

Thank you so much for this tutorial! It was simple and easy to understand. I had a hard time understanding the other websites’ tutorial. ^^

You’re welcome! I was thinking the entire registration form has changed. As per checking, Daum added CAPTCHA verification on the last page. :] Thank you for the heads-up though. I will now update the post.

Are you able to buy music from Daum? There are some songs I really like but can only find there except I have no idea how it works, do they use paypal? 

Don’t you need a Korean national ID to register on Daum? Always heard that was a requirement so I never tried to register an account…

Is it possible to download music from daum for foreigners too? by paying credit card just like as if you are using iTunes? I am looking to purchase some tracks from some k-indie artists. Thanks

Hi…this guide really helped me…thanks to you….btw i have one more questioneft…ummm…if i get registered then because i am a foreigner will the korean letters be changed into english…??
Btw thank you…^___^*

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