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OpenWRT DNS Forwarding with Unblock-us for Hulu/Netflix access

You can unlock Netflix and Hulu in Australia (and other countries) by using a VPN or a DNS proxy such as Unblock-us. I use the latter as it's simpler to setup and faster. The simplest way to get it working is to just sign-up for an Unblock-us account and follow their instructions to set their custom DNS servers in your router, so most of your devices (laptops, tablets, etc.) will have access to Netflix/Hulu without any other configuration required.
Issue with this is, I don't want all my traffic being routed through these custom DNS servers. With OpenWRT (and other open-source firmware such as DD-WRT, Tomatoe, etc), it's possible to achieve this through DNS forwarding rules that will only use the Unblock-us DNS servers for the domains you specify (namely, hulu.com, netflix.com, etc).
For OpenWRT, ssh as root into the router, and edit /etc/config/dhcp. Mine looks like this:
################################################### config dnsmasq         option domainneeded '…