The HTTP status code 410 Gone indicates that the resource requested by the client is no longer available at the server and that this condition is likely to be permanent. Unlike a 404 Not Found status code, which suggests that the missing resource may be available again in the future, a 410 Gone status implies that the resource has been deliberately removed and there are no forwarding addresses. It is used when a resource has been intentionally removed and the server wants to let requesters know. This status code is particularly useful for SEO purposes as it informs search engines that the content has been permanently deleted and should be removed from their indices. It can also be used in API or web service scenarios to indicate that an endpoint is no longer available. When a server sends a 410 Gone response, it can optionally include an entity containing an explanation of why the resource has been removed, and whether any alternative resources are available.