The domain name Viajes.es sold for €147.000 that is about $165,000 USD.
The domain name was registered in 2005. The buyer is not yet known.
The sale took place at Sedo.
.ES is the ccTLD of Spain and Viajes in Spanish means “travel”.
The sale of Viajes.es is the largest ccTLD domain name sale in 2019. The second now is 21.de that sold for €79,730 last month at Sedo.
According to dnjournal.com only 2 ccTLD domains were sold for more money last year (2018) than Viajes.es:
Money.com.au for AUD 400,000 and Casino.ro for €220,000.
The buyer of VIAJES.es is Last Minute Express, S.L. (LMX Viajes), the Spanish subsidiary of German travel group LMX.
This is the buyer: https://canariaszec.com/turoperador-aleman-last-minute-express-apuesta-la-zec-operar-desde-canarias/
Ingo Haider, the name you see in the Whois, is the Managing Director of Last Minute Express SLU/LMX Viajes, based in Tenerife, Spain.
This sale makes me very happy that the zone .ES has such potential and I hope that my STORE.es will be sold at the current price ^_^