How to join a DAUM Fancafe (Tutorial)

Here is how to join a DAUM fancafe.  For the most part joining a DAUM fancafe is the same for each group.  This is the most simple of fancafes to join.

Need a DAUM account click here for our tutorial: (How to sign up for a DAUM account)


For this tutorial I have chosen to join SPEED’s cafe.  If you would like to join theirs click here.

SPEED – Official Fan Cafe

You can also search for a cafe in the Daum search by typing in the groups name. For most Hangul or English will work. To make sure it is the official cafe for the group look for the word “공식” after the groups name which will most likely also be written in Hangul.

How to join a fan cafe step 1


For most fancafes joining the cafe will follow these questions

How to joing a fancafe step 2

When you choose your nickname make sure to follow these simple rules (Most cafes use the same rules)

  1. No special charcters: Hearts, Stars
  2. Do not mix Hangul and English writing
  3. If you write in hangul do not only write consonants (ㅂㅈㄷㄱㅁㅅㄴㅇㅋㅌㅊㅍ)
  4. Do not use artist from this group or any celebrity related names: “IAMTAEWOON” “MrBaekhyun” “비스트요섭이”
  5. If you write in hangul you can use up to 8 characters


Note: Some cafes may ask other questions, if you come across that Google translate will help you figure out what the question is asking if you don’t know.

The most common extra questions I have seen include:

  • Who is your favorite member?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • What song was most recently promoted?
  • How did you find this cafe?
  • Why do you want to join this cafe?
  • When did the group debut?
  • Write a message to the group

62 comments on “How to join a DAUM Fancafe (Tutorial)

  1. How to level up your account? ‘Cause I barely understand a thing in the cafe. Im only using a phone.

    • Every single fan-cafe is different for how to level up. you need to look for either the room that says level up or 등업신청 and then follow their instructions. ~James

  2. i want to level up my membership of EXID’s fan cafe but i don’t understand the questions
    ① 이름(실명)
    ② 다음아이디
    ③ 생년월일
    ④ EXID L.I.E 첫 방송&막방 스케치 영상을 보고 문제를 풀어주세요.
    4-1. 마무리 멘트하는 정화를 방해한 멤버는?
    4-2. 하니의 인이어를 체크해주는 멤버는?
    4-3. 본인 스스로 노잼 멤버라고 한 멤버는?
    4-4. 대기실에서 웃음을 지으며 게임을 한 멤버는?
    4-5. LEGGO분들이 멤버들에게 선물한 물품은?(음식 제외)
    4-6. 머리카락이 길어져 기분이 좋은 멤버는?
    4-7. 정화가 생각하는 유잼(신흥 강자) 멤버는?
    4-8. 혜린이 소개하는 엘리가 좋아하는 3가지는? | 등업도금스탭

    • I can try to help, but you might be better off searching an EXID fan page or tumblr to see if there are better instructions/translations. My korean is not good enough so i’m relying a lot on google plus my limited knowledge

      1. Name (Real name)
      2. Daum ID
      3. Birthday in YYMMDD format
      4. You need to watch the First and last promotion sketches for L.I.E and answer the questions.
      4-1: Which member interferes/interrupts Junghwa during her ment.
      4-2: Which member looks in Hani’s ear (this one is probably wrong, but if you watch i’m assuming some member does something special to Hani)
      4-3: Which member says that they are no fun.
      4-4: Which members play a laughing game in the waiting room?
      4-5: What presents did LEGGO give to the group (not including food)
      4-6: Which member likes the feel of long hair? (or which member looks best with long hair)
      4-7: Which member does Junghwa say has the strongest personality (유잼)?
      4-8: What 3 things does Hyerin introduce that LE likes.

      Make the post secret.

      I Hope that helps you. Good luck ~James

  3. Omg sorry for bothering you but I tried to level up in a fancafe and someone sent me this message that I don’t understand after translating >< the message is: 전체쪽지 받음으로 설정 바랍니다. Do you know what they might mean?

    • I believe what this is asking. That in the space under the nickname they want you to check all of the boxes (see picture for step 2 of my tutorial). Even if you don’t want the e-mails and notifications some cafe’s might not let you level up unless those are checked as well. If that doesn’t work send me a link to the fancafe you are trying to join, if I’m not already a part of it I can join it from my second account. ~James

      • I’m pretty sure I already checked it but idk where I can see if I did or not… it’s the ASTRO fancafe (

      • I don’t know I just joined it from my second daum account and had no problems. There are two boxes to check and I checked both. For the question I typed in “youtube”. Try doing that, and if that doens’t work it may be your nickname you can try changing that. ~James

      • Oh, I think there’s a small misunderstanding 😅 I had no problems with joining the fancafe (thanks to your amazing guide up here) but I got that message from the company when trying to level up

      • Ahhhhhh, Then you need to check you mail settings and make sure that they are set properly.

        So first where it says “네 정보” click the down arrow to show more details.
        Then click “수정” which should be right next to your nickname.

        I believe you need to change these three things

        Change them from 회원 공개 to 운영진 공개 (that makes it so that only cafe admins can see that information instead of everyone)

        Then double check that for “수신설정” both boxes are checked. and try to level up again.

  4. helli ~!! can you help me with Topsecret Fancafe Question ? i think it says there debut date but everytime i write 20170104 this page open saying :
    앗! 정답을 잘못 입력하셨네요.
    다시 퀴즈에 도전해 보세요.
    다른 카페를 찾으시려면 카페찾기를 이용해 주세요.

      • We may have their debut date wrong then. We went with their album release date since that was what their “D-” countdown was for. But perhaps they consider their official debut date the 3rd which was their showcase. Let us know if it is the 3rd so we can update that with what the group says is their debut. Otherwise we have to wait for their 100days anniversary to check for the correct date. ~James

  5. Hi again! I’m trying to level up on T-ARA’S fancafe but I’m having difficulty understanding what some of the instructions mean when translated into English.

    • I suggest you do a Google search and see if a TAra fansite can help you. If that doesnt work you copy the questions and send us a contact us email we can try and see if we can help ~ James

  6. I tried joining Wonder Girls’ fancafe but it won’t let me do it. When i click on the “카페 가입하기” button, it redirects me to a page which says “ㆍ 실명확인
    이 카페는 실명확인이 된 회원만 가입이 가능합니다.
    실명 확인하기▶ ” and the last one is a link to some other page which requests i guess a pin number .. i don’t really know. i tried translating with google and it had something to do with phone and phone number and whatever. and i don’t really know what to do, cause i don’t really want to subscribe to anything and the language barrier can’t let me do anything without being a tad bit skeptic. thank you in advance !

    • Some cafe’s do require you to verify your real name through your phone number using the iPIN. I don’t know if it will work for people outside of Korea because it requires you to have a Korean ID number. I think Manwon^^ was able to get around that by joining some cafe’s through the Daum Cafe app on the phone instead. If that doesn’t work I unfortunately don’t have any other experience with that situation. You could try google searching “How to join Wonder Girl’s fancafe” and see if some fans have made a specific tutorial for that cafe that will help you get around the iPin as well. I hope everything works out for you!!! ~James

    • You know, I’m not exactly sure. I just know that if you join multiple cafes the ID is your Daum account and can’t change, but your nickname can be changed. ~James

    • I think that they have you make a nickname so that you can keep your ID/Email (your ID is just whatever comes before, private so that you don’t get unwanted emails.

  7. Hello!
    I joined iKON’s fancafe and I want to level-up but the questions have changed! I have no idea what the 2nd question means and what I should write. The question: 매너 있는 iKONIC 이 되기 위한 방법 작성. What exactly does it mean? I hope you can help me please. Thank you!!

    • I honestly don’t know what the question means, my best guess is that they are asking if you will have good manners and behave with good manners while using the cafe. You can try just answering “Yes” or “네” and hoping that works. ~James

  8. I want to join Monsta X’s fancafe but every time I click on something this message appears: 회원님은 현재 준회원이세요. 이 게시판은 회원공개로 설정된 글의 경우 정회원 이상 읽기 가능해요.
    등업신청 관련 게시판을 통해 신청하거나, 카페 활동을 열심히 하셔서 회원 등급을 올려보세요. What exactly does it mean?

    • You are either already a member of the cafe, or your are trying to access a part of the cafe that is only available to those who level up. Most fancafe’s have 3 levels for all fans. The first level (준회원), which offers little access. If that is the case you need to click “등업신청 [월수금]” if it’s a Monday, Wednesday or Friday / 등업신청 [화목토] if it’s a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Then you need to correctly answer all the questions and wait. Then there is the Second level (정회원) which grants you more access which you will go up to if you correctly answer the 등업신청 questions. And then there is the 3rd level reserved especiallaly for 몬베베 or those who have paid to become official fanclub members.

      If you are not a member you need to click 카페가입 and then do everything above to have full access to the fancafe. I hope this helps ~James

    • Unfortunately we have not be able to completely figure that out, though I believe if you download the daum cafe app to your smart phone you may be able to join with out it, though I’m not sure.

  9. have u found a way to join a cafe without i-pin or phone number. I am trying to join Girl’s day cafe but can’t go on from that page. thank you

    • You may be able to get around it if you have a smart phone and you download the daum cafe app…but I am not 100% sure if that will work or not. I was never able to find a way around it on the computer…I had to wait until I had a Korean phone number to make it work. I am sorry I can’t be more helpful, maybe someone else can be.
      ~ Manwon^^


      First Click 카페 가입하기
      Then When it goes to the next page they want you to type in iKON’s Debut Date in YYYYMMDD (iKON 데뷔일은? ex)20150000)
      Type in 20150915 then click 확인

      You should be taken to a page that has 5 more boxes to type in
      닉네임 type in a nickname of your choosing, see above for the nickname rules
      가입 경로는? How did you find this cafe?
      카페 사용 규칙 꼭 확인해주세요! did you check the cafe rules?
      내정보 공개/메일,쪽지 받으실거죠? Can you receive emails at your daum account?
      Type in the Captcha code

      For all of those questions you can type the answers in Korean

      Then click 확인 again and you should be good to go.

      I hope that helps ~James

      Just to let you know, we moderate all comments posted to our site so if you don’t see it right away it’s because its in moderation until we are able to answer your question.

  10. I want to join Block B’s fan cafe but I keep getting this message: ㆍ 실명확인
    이 카페는 실명확인이 된 회원만 가입이 가능합니다.
    실명 확인하기▶
    ㆍ 가입퀴즈
    블락비의 뜻은? (영어소문자로)

    • The question wants you to confirm that you can join the cafe by answering what BlockB means in English (lower case letters specifically) – so if there is a box to answer the question – the question is “What does BlockB mean? (write it in lower case letters, English)
      I hope that helps!

  11. I want to join Park Bo Young’s Cafe. It seems to require either a Korean phone number or something called “i-pin”. Are there ways for international fans to join?


    • If I remember correctly there isn’t really a way to join a cafe with those requirements without a Korean phone number or making an i-pin (which you also need a Korean phone number for)…I will ask James about this when she get’s back from vacation.
      ~ Manwon^^

    • I have never had that come up, it could be that someone is already using the nickname that you want to use. Which cafe are you trying to join, I may be able to help better if know that.