EU.org, free domain names since 1996
“Companies have voted with their feet [on the issue of domains], they want to have domain names that are international or at least country neutral. The same freedom should apply to individuals; all individuals should be able to have and own their own domain names”.
Paul Mockapetris, creator of the DNS, in On the Internet, September/October 1996.
The main goal of EU.org is to provide free subdomain registration to users or non-profit organizations who cannot afford the fees demanded by some NICs.