This had not been implemented on any of my sites before as I do not like messing with the .htaccess
I have now implemented what you suggest on both my .co.uk and .org sites, but I am struggling with the code for the subdomain
For the .co.uk and .org sites I chose the option that you suggested and now if you type in the site name it is directed to the www version, which seems to work a treat on both sites
On the directory subdomain though I would like to loose the www and just have directory.ultimatehandyman etc. I have tried a couple of different ways, but can't get it to work and so I am using the old .htaccess for now.
If you could please give me some pointers with the correct code I would appreciate it?
Thanks for your help so far it is much appreciated