In this post it says its best to use CNAME only for Ec2 / route 53 setup: EC2/Route53: How do I assign my new domain name to an instance?.
However, I added:
*.mysite.org. CNAME ec2-174-129-38-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com.
...to my Route 53 DNS config and *www.*mysite.org works but mysite.org does not and the site 301's to non-www (mysite.org) so essentially nothing works.
Am I missing something? I guess I DO need an A record to the elastic IP?