.vip, .club, .shop and .ltd are the first 4 domain name extensions to receive approval by the Beijing Communications Administration. .VIP is an MMX extenstion, .Shop is managed by GMO Registry, Inc. and .ltd is owned by Donuts.
In December 2016, .vip, .club and .xyz were the first three foreign registries to receive central government MIIT approval allowing websites using the extensions to be hosted and function in China. In practical terms, for a website to operate in China, in addition to the central government approval for the TLD, the local regional communications department of the region where the domain owner is based must also recognize the TLD.
To date, all of the regional departments – with the exception of Beijing – have followed MIIT’s lead in allowing websites in MIIT approved TLDs to be recognized in their region. Beijing has a population of circa 22 million, GDP of circa 2 trillion CNY and a rapidly developed start-up/SME business sector. On August 16 2017, .vip, .club, .shop and .ltd were recognized by the Beijing Communications Administration.
Here are the domain name registration numbers for the 3 extensions as of today August 21, 2017 according to Namestat: